COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Trey Thompkins scored 16 points and had
nine rebounds as Georgia held on for a 60-56 win over South
Carolina on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (17-7, 6-4 Southeastern) nearly blew a 23-point
lead. But Thompkins blocked Bruce Ellington's 3-pointer to tie with
six seconds left to hang on.
Georgia stays in second place in the SEC East and has won three
league road games this season, the most since 2003.
The Gamecocks (13-10, 4-6) scored just nine points in the first
half, shattering their previous low of 13 for a half in SEC play.
But they ended a game on a 32-13 run to nearly pull this one out.
Sam Muldrow had four blocks, setting a career record at South
Carolina with 251 blocks. He also led the Gamecocks with 13 points,
all in the second half.