South Carolina beats Georgia 68-51

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, March 7, 2009. (AP) -- Devan Downey scored 23 points and South Carolina protected its NCAA tournament hopes by pulling away in the second half to beat Georgia 68-51 on Saturday.

South Carolina (21-8, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak but may need more wins in next week's SEC tournament in Tampa to secure the NCAA bid under first-year coach Darrin Horn.

Zam Frederick scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer which capped a 10-0 run for a 48-32 advantage midway through the second half. Evaldas Baniulis had 11 points and Mike Holmes had 10 for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina also scored 10 straight points in the first half after Georgia held its last lead at 9-7.

Chris Barnes and Trey Thompkins each had 10 points for Georgia (12-19, 3-13).

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 40908792 - wrdw.com/a?a=40908792
Gray Television, Inc.