NCAAB Game Recap - Boston University at South Carolina
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:00 PM EST

ETSU
63
Kansas
75
F
Fairf
55
MD
74
F
Vermt
55
UVA
61
F
TexAr
66
Gonz
72
F
Maine
53
Wash
72
F
(N/A)
77
ChiSt
89
F
(N/A)
52
Morg
88
F
Buck
70
PSU
98
F
(N/A)
52
Albany
78
F
(N/A)
59
Dart
108
F
Del
79
StFPA
64
F
Penn
75
Lafy
86
F
Norf
57
Brad
69
F
UMBC
50
LSU
77
F
Brown
63
SacHr
84
F
NCC
60
YSU
66
F
(N/A)
56
W MI
102
F
Boston
78
SCar
70
F
Nich
65
URI
70
F
(N/A)
56
Prov
93
F
Alc
64
NCSU
87
F
(N/A)
53
UNCW
113
F
Charl
76
Marsh
66
F
Navy
48
Lib
55
F
IPFW
68
Kent
75
F
LoyMD
61
GMas
65
F
Mercer
88
GaSo
98
F
(N/A)
63
E KY
99
F
NebOm
68
Dayt
93
F
Nev
71
David
91
F
FlInt
107
Clev
61
F
UNH
77
CenCT
63
F
NE
101
HolyC
44
F
MsVl
43
LaTec
76
F
Citad
74
SEMO
69
F
Manh
57
Samf
70
F
LACol
60
NWSt
67
F
Seatt
52
Miss
65
F
SoMis
45
IaSt
73
F
N DA
70
WIMil
79
F
GWebb
52
WichSt
74
F
SprH
72
SthAL
98
F
Hou
97
Rice
89
F
(N/A)
60
Oral
73
F
Radf
67
NW
56
F
TN-M
67
NrthIA
87
F
NCAT
60
N TX
80
F
SIU
66
Murr
79
F
ArkPB
51
KansSt
62
F
TXSo
51
Ark
82
F
Furm
73
Alab
81
F
N AL
73
SDSt
78
F
Pepp
84
USC
91
F
Detr
49
Wyo
76
F
(N/A)
50
Web
130
F
NM
63
UTEP
66
F
MTSt
56
GrCan
69
F
MD-ES
55
Stan
76
F
NDdN
54
SCla
101
F
CSBak
70
USF
100
F
Copp
60
Pacif
64
F

Nov 19, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Boston University (3-2)

35

43

78

South Carolina (3-1)

38

32

70

Boston U earns 78-70 upset win over South Carolina
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:23 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Boston knew it probably couldn’t match South Carolina physically. The Gamecocks, coached by Frank Martin, are always in the opponent’s face.

But if they weren’t there to run through …

“Just getting into the paint, being poised, jump-stopping, pump-faking,” the Terriers’ Javante McCoy said after scoring 17 points in a 78-70 upset Tuesday. “I had a lot of good shooters on the 3-point line tonight.”

Boston (3-2) had six players score at least six points, drained nine 3-pointers and relentlessly pushed the ball past the Gamecocks’ defense. When the Gamecocks collapsed on Boston’s drivers, McCoy or Alex Vilarino could kick out to an open shooter. When South Carolina began guarding the perimeter, Walter Whyte and Max Mahoney were zipping along the back line for easy bunnies.

“They’re an old team and they just went at us,” Martin said. “Our ball-screen defense was abysmal today. Like, abysmal. It was really bad.”

Boston recorded 15 assists on 27 field goals and turned a 60-60 game with seven minutes to go into the school’s first win over a current SEC member. The Gamecocks, led by 22 points from star guard A.J. Lawson, couldn’t work the ball inside and began settling for 3-pointers, making a mere 4 of 22.

“Sometimes we’re just too trigger-happy, too ready to shoot it,” Lawson said. “I guess we’ve got to be more aggressive, get it down to the low post.”

South Carolina has 10 players who are either newcomers or sat out all or most of last season due to injury or other reasons. Martin likes his collective talent but realizes there will be growing pains.

“It’s the first time we’ve dealt with real adversity and we became a very quiet, in-our-feelings team. We’ve got to grow up,” Martin said. “I wanted to see who would take ownership on our team and unfortunately, nobody did.”

Boston’s Joe Jones has five juniors or seniors on his squad, including McCoy. They combined for 33 points.

“They’ve been a lot of fun so far this year,” Jones said. “I think there are some great things ahead for us because I think we have the right people in the locker room.”

BIG PICTURE

Boston: The Terriers posted their first winning streak of the season. They beat New Hampshire Saturday before traveling to South Carolina.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks suffered a debilitating non-conference loss for the third straight season. Last season’s losses to Stony Brook and Wyoming played a large part in them not getting a postseason bid, despite winning 11 games in the SEC. They lost to Illinois State in 2017-18, another year without a postseason berth.

TURNING POINT

Lawson aced a free throw to complete a three-point play and the game was tied at 60 with seven minutes to go. The Terriers immediately went on an 11-2 run to clinch the game.

During the stretch, McCoy scored eight points and South Carolina missed three 3-pointers. The Gamecocks’ only points came from two Justin Minaya free throws.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Boston had 12 offensive rebounds and scored 18 points off them. Martin was worried about his team’s rebounding prowess before the season began due to only having three returning big men.

That was cut to two when forward Keyshawn Bryant had knee surgery. He could be out for the next 3-4 weeks.

Maik Kotsar and Alanzo Frink, the other two returnees, had 13 rebounds between them but Boston kept grabbing the crucial ones.

UP NEXT

Boston: The Terriers head to West Virginia Friday before heading to Mexico to finish the Cancun Challenge. The Terriers will play two games there.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks host Gardner-Webb Friday before going to Mexico. There they will face Wichita State, led by coach Gregg Marshall, a native South Carolinian who attended South Carolina basketball camps as a youngster.

Leaders

Boston University PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Tynen 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. McCoy 17 0 5 7 1 1
South Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Moss 0 0 4 2 1 0
W. Leveque 0 0 0 2 0 1

Team Comparison

Boston SCar
Points For 78 70
Field Goals 27/64-42% 27/67-40%
Three Pointers 9/25-36% 4/22-18%
Free Throws 15/22-68% 12/21-57%
Offensive Rebounds 12 16
Defensive Rebounds 26 27
Rebounds 40 46
Blocks 2 5
Steals 7 6
Turnovers 11 13
Personal Fouls 17 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Boston Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 19 Boston 78 @ SCar 70 S. Mathon 2 J. McCreary 2

Game Information

Stadium: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Attendance: 10,113
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