- Isaac J. Mays
Gamecocks Upset Georgia
After a road trip to Athens, Georgia on Saturday, the South Carolina men’s basketball team was looking to not only end their six-game losing streak, but also sweep the season series against the rival Georgia Bulldogs.
In one of their best performances of the season, the Gamecocks scored the upset-win 91-70.
One of the biggest difference makers for South Carolina was sophomore Trae Hannibal, who came off-the-bench and finished with a career-high 18 points and 8 rebounds, while also totaling four steals.
South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin was proud of Hannibal mentioning his “strong, disciplined and aggressive” play on both sides of the ball.
Georgia would struggle offensively throughout the game, shooting only 7-21 from three-point range and having a mere 36.7% overall field goal percentage.
With a strong performance underneath the basket, the Gamecocks were able to total 48 points in the paint as well as forcing 19 turnovers and four blocks.
“We created a presence at the rim offensively and defensively that gave us confidence,” said Martin.
Jermaine Couisnard led the Gamecocks in scoring with 23 points on 7-10 shooting and 5 rebounds, and Keyshawn Bryant added 17 points of his own.
South Carolina will look to carry this momentum into their home regular season finale against the No. 20 Arkansas on March 2nd at 6:30 P.M on the SEC Network.