NCAAB Game Recap - Gardner-Webb at South Carolina
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Nov 22, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Gardner-Webb (0-5)

29

40

69

South Carolina (4-1)

32

42

74

Couisnard propels South Carolina over Gardner-Webb 74-69
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:20 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Jermaine Couisnard was moping and South Carolina coach Frank Martin called him out. Following a crushing loss to Boston on Tuesday to open the Cancun Challenge, the two had a heart-to-heart talk.

On Wednesday, Couisnard had a better outlook and a better practice.

On Friday, he pushed the Gamecocks past stubborn Gardner-Webb.

The Gamecocks' redshirt freshman guard had two three-point plays in the final two minutes of a 74-69 South Carolina win, the last immediately following the Bulldogs' Eric Jamison sinking the go-ahead layup with 81 seconds to go.

South Carolina hurriedly inbounded and found Couisnard standing just off the paint. He didn't hesitate, scoring while being fouled to restore the Gamecocks' lead.

"I felt like I just ran my lane and the ball came back around to me," said Couisnard, who tied for the team lead with 16 points. "I felt like it was a great shot, so I took it."

The hoop and the harm gave South Carolina a two-point lead and the Gamecocks survived a missed Jose Perez layup. Couisnard attempted the game-clinching 3-pointer, but it missed.

Maik Kotsar tapped the rebound to Jair Bolden, who was fouled. South Carolina (4-1) contested a Gardner-Webb 3 and slipped away with a win.

"We were up, we knew we had to get another stop," said an exasperated Tim Craft, coach of Gardner-Webb (0-5). "We had a chance there, still, down three, and didn't get a great look."

Jamison scored 19 to lead the Bulldogs and three others were in double figures. They used the same formula as Boston did when it topped the Gamecocks, drawing the defense into the lane on drives and then kicking to the wings for wide-open 3-pointers.

Gardner-Webb hit 8 of 19 from long range and flustered South Carolina with its interior defense. Forced to shoot from beyond the arc as they did against Boston, the Gamecocks hit a mere 5 of 19.

"They obviously let it be known, `We're not letting you score in the post,' " Martin said. "We're not guarding the ball. Boston drove the ball on us, put us on our heels the whole game. Our guys have to take ownership of guarding the dribble and right now, we're struggling."

A.J. Lawson also scored 16 for South Carolina. Kotsar had 11 and six rebounds, while Alanzo Frink had 10 points and five boards.

BIG PICTURE

Gardner-Webb: The misery continues for the winless Bulldogs, although Friday's loss was the closest they've had all season.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks rebounded from a lethargic loss to Boston on Tuesday although it wasn't comfortable.

MILESTONE

It was Martin's 250th career win in his 13th season, the first five at Kansas State. He is the third-winningest coach in South Carolina history.

X MARKS THE SPOT

South Carolina almost exclusively camped on the right elbow in the second half, looking for midrange jumpers when they couldn't drive. The Gamecocks hit six shots from that spot, elevating over Gardner-Webb's smaller defenders.

UP NEXT

Gardner-Webb: The Bulldogs will play Tennessee-Martin in Cancun on Tuesday and either Boston or Northern Colorado on Wednesday.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks face Wichita State, coached by South Carolina native Gregg Marshall, on Tuesday in Cancun. Martin could face his mentor, Bob Huggins, and West Virginia to finish the Challenge on Wednesday.

Leaders

Gardner-Webb PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Jenkins 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Bryant 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Moss 0 0 2 0 0 0
W. Leveque 0 0 0 2 0 3

Team Comparison

GWebb SCar
Points For 69 74
Field Goals 21/54-39% 27/62-44%
Three Pointers 8/19-42% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 19/22-86% 15/17-88%
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Defensive Rebounds 21 24
Rebounds 35 33
Blocks 2 9
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 8 7
Personal Fouls 21 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 GWebb 69 @ SCar 74 K. Reid 3 J. Minaya 5

Game Information

Stadium: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Attendance: 10,022
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