The South Carolina Gamecocks took care of business on the home floor, winning 68-50 over Vermont. In the first of a two game home stand, the win moves the Gamecocks to 7-0 on the season.
After trading baskets earlier in the game, the Gamecocks were able to seize control in the final minutes of the half. With a 43-32 lead at halftime, and a solid defensive performance in the second half, only giving up 18 points, the Gamecocks were able to win easily.
The Gamecocks were led by PJ Dozier as he scored a season high 21 points. Joining him in double figures was Maik Kotsar. Kostar scored 14, giving him double figures for the fourth contest in a row. Sindarius Thornwell almost had a double-double, scoring 11 while getting nine assists. Chris Silva also hit double figures with 12 points.
The Gamecocks moved the ball well, racking up 18 assists, but it wasn’t their best shooting performance. Carolina finished shooting 47 percent from the floor but only 4/13 from the three point line. The Gamecocks also failed to get to the foul line, only taking seven free throws.
Frank Martin really not happy with the way his team showed up today. Called them "lethargic" on offense. USC still won by 18.— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilsonAJC) December 2, 2016
Next up will be the Gamecocks’ last home game until December 21 (Clemson), as they take on Frank Martin’s alma-mater, Florida International, Sunday at 2pm.