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Vanderbilt's Dylan Disu (1) and South Carolina's Alanzo Frink (20) get tangled fighting for the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt tops South Carolina 83-74 behind Pippen in finale

Mar. 7, 2020 4:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt finally won back-to-back games, so coach Jerry Stackhouse hopes the Commodores can surprise people in next week’s Southeastern Conference tournament. Scotty Pippen Jr. tied a career high with 21 points and Maxwell Evans added 20, leading Vanderbilt to consecutive...

Kotsar leads South Carolina over Mississippi State 83-71

Mar. 3, 2020 9:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar scored 20 points on his Senior Night and pushed the Gamecocks to an 83-71 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday. The Gamecocks (18-12, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) clinched their fourth winning conference season in five years and breathed life into...

Lewis, Davis lead Alabama past South Carolina 90-86

Feb. 29, 2020 11:48 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Short-handed Alabama as usual leaned heavily on leading scorer Kira Lewis Jr., but he got plenty of help from freshman Javian Davis. Lewis scored 25 points and Davis had a season-high 20 to help the Crimson Tide overcome a slow start and the absence of injured guard John Petty to...

Frink, South Carolina hold off Georgia in OT, 94-90

Feb. 26, 2020 10:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senior Maik Kotsar scored five points and drew the game-clinching charge in overtime on Wednesday as South Carolina outlasted Georgia 94-90. The Gamecocks’ power forward, the only player remaining from their 2017 Final Four team, is quietly having an...

LSU ends 2-game losing streak with 86-80 win over Gamecocks

Feb. 22, 2020 9:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a struggling stretch, LSU needed someone to step up. Darius Days was ready for the call. Days had 18 points and set the tone for the desperate Tigers with four 3-pointers in the first half of an 86-80 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night. LSU (19-8, 10-4 Southeastern...

Mississippi State holds South Carolina at bay 79-76

Feb. 20, 2020 12:28 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — South Carolina made it interesting in the final seconds. But Mississippi State held on long enough to get a crucial Southeastern Conference victory. Nick Weatherspoon had 18 points and D.J. Stewart added 16 as Mississippi State held off South Carolina 79-76 on Wednesday. Abdul Ado...

Kotsar, South Carolina rally to beat Tennessee 63-61

Feb. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s Maik Kotsar swished four free throws in the final 21 seconds to deliver an improbable 63-61 win over Tennessee on Saturday. “Kotsar last year would avoid getting fouled because he did not want to shoot a free throw,” coach Frank Martin said....

South Carolina coach Frank Martin reacts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

South Carolina receives NCAA notice for basketball program

Feb. 13, 2020 8:38 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina became the latest school to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into college basketball. Athletic director Ray Tanner said Thursday the school received the notice about a violation alleged to have been committed by former assistant coach Lamont...

Georgia's Jordan Harris (2) is fouled by South Carolina forward Keyshawn Bryant (24) during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

South Carolina pulls away early, beats reeling Georgia 75-59

Feb. 12, 2020 9:55 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — South Carolina credits its defense for its growing collection of double-digit Southeastern Conference wins. Against Georgia, that defense was overwhelming. AJ Lawson scored 20 points and South Carolina held Georgia to one field goal for the first 14 minutes to earn a runaway 75-59 win...

South Carolina uses strong first half to top Texas A&M 74-54

Feb. 8, 2020 4:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin finally has his “mouthpiece" in freshman Jermaine Couisnard and that could mean more big things ahead for the Gamecocks. Couisnard had 19 points as South Carolina used a big first-half run to put away Texas A&M 74-54 on Saturday, the...