Tough Season Continues for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, SC --- There seemed to be a glimmer of hope for the South Carolina men’s basketball team heading into Tuesday night’s home finale, coming off a win over Georgia on Saturday that snapped a six-game losing streak.
With the hope of turning their losing streak into a winning one, the Gamecocks were blown out at home by Arkansas with a final score of 101-73.
The first 10 minutes of the game was intensely competitive on both sides, with Arkansas (20-4, 12-4 SEC) holding a slim 20-18 lead, and the Gamecocks threatening.
However, poor shooting and poor defense allowed the Razorbacks to stretch the lead as the half continued. As a team USC shot just 28% from the field and 23% from behind the arc.
The Gamecocks would go into halftime facing a 49-32 deficit.
Arkansas continued to control the game throughout the second half. With just over 10 minutes left to play, the Razorbacks stretched their lead to 20 points and would go on to cruise to the 28-point victory.
While the Gamecocks struggled offensively, the Razorbacks shot an incredible 55% from the field and 43% from behind the arc on 33 attempts. Arkansas would finish with three players scored over 20 points, led by Moses Moody’s 28.
Despite the loss, South Carolina had three players score in double figures, led by AJ Lawson with 18 points.
South Carolina (6-13, 4-11 SEC) will look to finish their regular season on the road on Saturday at Kentucky (8-14, 7-8 SEC) with tip-off set for noon on ESPN.