Boxscore
Elon University 58, South Carolina 53
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Alumni Gymnasium, Elon, North Carolina
Officials - John Hampton, Lee Cassell, John Heatly
Attendance - 1589

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
South Carolina 23 30 53
Elon University 34 24 58

Recap


Hosting a major conference team for the first time, Elon took full advantage of the opportunity, leading for all but six seconds of a 58-53 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday

The Gamecocks' road woes hit a new low, providing Elon (1-1) its first-ever win against a Southeastern Conference opponent.

South Carolina (1-1) dropped to 10-25 in road games under fourth-year coach Darrin Horn, as the Gamecocks were unable to sustain a rally after falling behind early.

The crowd at tiny Alumni Gym whipped into a frenzy when Brett Ervin hit his third 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the first half to stretch the lead to 34-23. The Gamecocks' only lead of the game came with about four minutes left in the half and lasted only six seconds before the Phoenix reeled off a 15-3 run to close the half.

Elon was without Jack Isenbarger (shoulder), who scored a game-high 22 points in a loss to the Gamecocks last season. Big man Lucas Troutman led the Phoenix with 14 points, and Austin Hamilton added 10.

The Gamecocks were 0 for 12 from 3-point range in the first half and didn't improve much after halftime, finishing 3-for-27 (11.1 percent). Freshman Damien Leonard had an especially rough night, going 2 for 17 from the field and 1 for 11 from 3-point range.

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Malik Cooke 26:00 3-10 1-3 2-2 2 3 5 1 5 0 0 0 9
Damontre Harris 26:00 2-6 0-0 4-7 6 4 10 0 1 2 1 1 8
Lakeem Jackson 26:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 1 5 2 2 0 5
Damien Leonard 27:00 2-17 1-11 2-2 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 7
Anthony Gill 28:00 4-5 0-0 1-3 2 7 9 0 4 0 2 1 9
R.J. Slawson 11:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 2
Brian Richardson 21:00 2-9 0-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Carlton Geathers 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Eric Smith 14:00 3-5 0-2 0-1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 6
Brenton Williams 13:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 20-64 3-27 10-17 16 20 36 6 24 9 7 2 53
  31.2% 11.1% 58.8% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7

Elon University Phoenix

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ryley Beaumont 20:00 2-3 1-1 3-4 0 5 5 0 3 0 1 0 8
Austin Hamilton 32:00 4-7 0-1 4-8 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 12
Sebastian Koch 27:00 0-5 0-4 2-2 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 2
Lucas Troutman 25:00 4-7 0-0 6-6 2 3 5 2 4 0 2 2 14
Egheosa Edomwonyi 17:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 1 5 0 3 0 2
Drew Spradlin 25:00 2-5 2-4 0-0 1 4 5 2 1 0 4 0 6
Brett Ervin 14:00 3-5 3-4 0-0 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 9
Kevin Blake 28:00 0-3 0-2 3-6 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 3
Josh Bonney 7:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
Roger Dugas 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 16-40 6-16 20-28 8 29 37 9 18 1 14 3 58
  40.0% 37.5% 71.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14
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