Boxscore
South Carolina 87, Morgan St. 71
Friday, November 16, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - The Colonial Center Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials - Rick Hartzell, Antinio Petty, C.J Washington
Attendance - 8019

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Morgan St. 41 30 71
South Carolina 45 42 87

Recap


South Carolina 87, Morgan State 71:
LaShay Page scored 20 points to lead five Gamecocks in double digits as South Carolina pulled away from the visiting Bears to improve to 2-0 under first-year coach Frank Martin. 

Eric Smith added 17 points and Brenton Williams had 14 for South Carolina, which shot 52.6 percent to help overcome 20 turnovers. Brian Richardson and R.J. Slawson added 10 points apiece for the Gamecocks. 

Justin Black scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Anthony Hubbard added 15 points for the Bears (1-3), who also committed 20 turnovers and were outrebounded 35-22. DeWayne Jackson had 11 points, six assists and five steals but also committed eight turnovers for the Bears.

Page, a transfer from Southern Mississippi, has averaged 19.5 points in his first two games with the Gamecocks.

Smith hit five free throws in the final 1:31 to put it away and finish one point short of his career high. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Gamecocks were without freshman forward Michael Carrera (concussion), who had 17 points and 15 rebounds in a season-opening win against Milwaukee. … South Carolina improved to 21-1 all-time against current schools from the MEAC. … Morgan State dropped to 1-3 against current SEC schools. 

Morgan St. Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ian Chiles 14:00 2-3 0-0 1-4 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 5
Anthony Hubbard 32:00 4-8 0-1 7-7 1 0 1 3 5 0 3 0 15
Blake Bozeman 30:00 2-8 1-5 2-2 0 1 1 1 4 2 4 0 7
DeWayne Jackson 37:00 5-10 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 6 3 5 8 1 11
Justin Black 33:00 9-13 0-2 2-4 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 20
Shaquille Duncan 21:00 2-2 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 5
Donte Pretlow 14:00 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 3 1 0 4
Cedric Blossom 8:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tauron Bailey 10:00 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Rasean Simpson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-53 2-13 13-20 5 13 18 13 20 11 19 4 71
  52.8% 15.4% 65.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 19

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eric Smith 25:00 5-9 1-3 6-9 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 17
R.J. Slawson 26:00 4-7 0-0 2-2 6 1 7 2 5 1 3 1 10
Brenton Williams 27:00 5-13 1-4 3-3 0 3 3 2 0 0 3 0 14
Lakeem Jackson 34:00 3-5 0-0 2-4 2 6 8 4 3 1 2 0 8
LaShay Page 30:00 6-13 2-6 6-6 1 4 5 1 3 2 2 0 20
Brian Richardson 19:00 4-6 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 10
Mindaugas Kacinas 21:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 3 0 3 0 3 1 3 0 2
Damien Leonard 17:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 6
Shane Phillips 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-57 6-16 21-26 13 20 33 10 20 5 19 2 87
  52.6% 37.5% 80.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 19