NCAAB Game Recap - South Carolina at Northern Iowa
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:00 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBap
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

South Carolina (4-3)

37

35

72

Northern Iowa (7-1)

44

34

78

Green clutch as N Iowa knocks off South Carolina 78-72
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:34 PM

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) AJ Green scored 26 points, including Northern Iowa’s last 10 points, leading the Panthers to a 78-72 win over South Carolina in the third-place game at the Cancun Challenge on Wednesday night.

Trae Berhow had five 3-pointers and 15 points for the Panthers (7-1), who bounced back after a heart-breaking five-point loss to West Virginia a night earlier.

A.J. Lawson had 20 points to lead the Gamecocks (4-3).

Berhow had four 3-pointers on five attempts in the first half as the Panthers took a 44-37 lead. An 8-0 run wiped out the Gamecocks’ early four-point advantage and UNI had a 44-33 lead after Austin Phyfe’s 3-point play at the 2:33 mark. Alanzo Frink scored the last four points of the half to pull South Carolina within seven.

Justin Minaya’s 3-pointer less than 3 minutes into the second half pulled South Carolina into a tie and the game remained tight the rest of the way.

Lawson’s 3-point play at the 7:38 mark put the Gamecocks on top 54-52 but Berhow answered with a 3-pointer and Phyfe made a jump hook in the lane and the Panthers were up three. After a South Carolina basket, Green made a 3-pointer and Northern Iowa led 70-66 going into the final media timeout.

Green’s two free throws at 2½ minutes pushed the lead to six but Lawson’s tough layup with a minute left had closed it to 72-70.

Green made a pullup jumper from the left wing at 31.5 seconds. Maik Kotsar answered from the right corner for South Carolina with 16.8 to go. Green added free throws at 12.7 and 2.5 seconds.

Northern Iowa was 14 of 17 from the foul line in the second half, outscoring the Gamecocks by a dozen points.

BIG PICTURE

South Carolina: The Gamecocks have yet to play at Power 5 team and lost 70-47 to Wichita State in their Cancun opener. They have some work to do in the three games before they play at Clemson and defending national champion Virginia in December.

Northern Iowa: The Panthers lost to West Virginia in their opener, 60-55, squandering a 15-point lead in the last 10 minutes. They made just 3 of 20 3-pointers in the loss but bounced back to make 8 of 20 against the Gamecocks. Green was 10 of 10 from the foul line.

UP NEXT

South Carolina returns home and hosts George Washington on Sunday.

Northern Iowa heads home to face Luther College on Monday.

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Leaders

South Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Henry 0 0 1 1 0 0
J. McCreary 0 0 0 0 1 0
Northern Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Haldeman 0 0 0 2 0 0
A. Green 26 0 2 1 1 0

Team Comparison

SCar NrthIA
Points For 72 78
Field Goals 30/60-50% 25/51-49%
Three Pointers 7/19-37% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 5/11-45% 20/24-83%
Offensive Rebounds 7 7
Defensive Rebounds 20 24
Rebounds 29 37
Blocks 4 0
Steals 7 3
Turnovers 10 14
Personal Fouls 21 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 27 SCar 72 @ NrthIA 78 T. Moss 2 I. Brown 2

Game Information

Stadium: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Attendance: 1,176
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