Georgia 67, South Carolina 56

Saturday, February 2, 2013 1:30 PM
Location - The Colonial Center Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials - Ed Corbett, Joe Lindsay, Brian Shey
Attendance - 11327

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgia 29 38 67
South Carolina 30 26 56

Recap

Georgia 67, South Carolina 56: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points and the visiting Bulldogs posted their third straight victory.

Charles Mann and freshman Kenny Gaines added 11 points for the Bulldogs (10-11, 4-4 SEC), who shot 58.1 percent and won a third straight conference game for the first time in nearly six years.

Freshman Michael Carrera led South Carolina (12-9, 2-6) with 16 points but scored just one point after halftime. Bruce Ellington added 14 points and Brian Richardson chipped 12 as the Gamecocks shot 35.8 percent.

Neither team led by more than four points in the first half, and South Carolina took a 30-29 lead at halftime on Mindaugas Kacinas' three-point play with 29 seconds left. Gaines' 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs a 46-38 edge with 11:48 to play, but Eillington scored six straight points to cut the deficit to 46-44 nearly a minute later.

Caldwell-Pope capped a 12-4 run with a 3-pointer and Georgia took its first double-digit lead at 59-49 with 4:35 remaining. South Carolina countered with a 7-2 run and was within five points after Richardson's 3-pointer with 1:51 to play but could not get any closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gaines' 11 points were a career high, surpassing his previous best of eight points against Mercer on Dec. 18. Gaines also set a career best with four field goals.  ... South Carolina G Brenton Williams, who is the second-leading scorer on the team, had another quiet game with two points on 1-for-4 shooting.  He is 1-for-10 from the floor in his last three games following three straight games with 16 points. ... Caldwell-Pope has made at least seven field goals in four of his last five games.

Georgia Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vincent Williams 15:00 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 5
Sherrard Brantley 14:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 3
Donte Williams 16:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 1 0 2 4
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 33:00 7-11 3-6 2-3 0 7 7 1 1 1 3 0 19
John Florveus 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 0 2
Nemanja Djurisic 25:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 2 4
Charles Mann 24:00 3-4 0-1 5-6 0 3 3 6 1 0 2 0 11
Kenny Gaines 24:00 4-8 1-2 2-2 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 11
Brandon Morris 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
John Cannon 15:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 8
Tim Dixon 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-43 6-13 11-16 6 24 30 14 15 4 13 6 67
  58.1% 46.2% 68.8% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 13

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Michael Carrera 34:00 5-13 1-1 5-6 5 2 7 1 2 3 0 1 16
Laimonas Chatkevicius 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lakeem Jackson 19:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 2
Eric Smith 23:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 3
Bruce Ellington 36:00 5-12 3-6 1-1 0 0 0 2 3 1 5 0 14
R.J. Slawson 17:00 0-2 0-1 2-2 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 1 2
Brian Richardson 26:00 5-10 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 12
Brenton Williams 21:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 0 2
Mindaugas Kacinas 15:00 1-2 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 5
Damien Leonard 5:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-53 7-20 11-13 7 15 22 9 19 6 10 2 56
  35.8% 35.0% 84.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10