NCAAB Game Recap - Tennessee at South Carolina
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:00 PM EST

WVU
59
Baylor
70
F
Gonz
89
Pepp
77
F
Okla
70
Kansas
87
F
Lou
62
Clem
77
F
Dayt
71
UMass
63
F
ND
60
Duke
94
F
Syr
77
FlaSt
80
F
MD
67
MSU
60
F
Seton
71
Prov
74
F
Aub
73
Mizzu
85
F
Miss
62
KY
67
F
NW
61
PSU
77
F
Colora
69
OrSt
47
F
GTown
73
Butl
66
F
Hou
72
SMU
73
F(OT)
Ill
57
Rut
72
F
DeP
64
Crei
93
F
TxTch
70
OkSt
73
F
LSU
82
Alab
88
F
Tuls
56
SoFL
48
F
StJos
55
URI
73
F
Purd
52
OhSt
68
F
Charl
51
NE
65
F
MisSt
78
Ark
77
F
ETSU
72
VMI
67
F
FaDi
72
RobM
71
F
UNH
59
UMBC
65
F
Ohio
72
Kent
87
F
Clev
67
Detr
66
F(OT)
Samf
74
Citad
62
F
BGSU
77
Ball
71
F
Leh
66
Army
79
F
FlaAM
97
DelSt
95
F(2OT)
Wake
54
Mia-FL
71
F
Tex
52
IaSt
81
F
SJSU
86
AF
95
F
Brad
69
SIU
67
F
OlDom
47
N TX
64
F
Bingha
48
Vermt
76
F
UMassL
74
Hartfo
67
F
CoCar
80
GASt
92
F
Amer
68
Buck
72
F
Lafy
72
HolyC
62
F
Wisc
81
Nebras
64
F
LaSal
69
StLou
84
F
W MI
51
E MI
69
F
ArkLR
65
TexAr
76
F
W Ky
77
TexSA
73
F(OT)
ArkSt
64
TxSt
69
F
FlInt
67
SoMis
75
F
Charl
54
Rice
70
F
UAB
79
MidTN
66
F
FlAtl
68
LaTec
81
F
HBU
69
Lamar
79
F
YSU
64
Oakl
72
F
UGA
69
TexAM
74
F
NIU
60
MiaO
65
F
Bry
70
CenCT
75
F
StFPA
70
MtStM
55
F
ColSt
77
Wyo
70
F
Marsh
71
UTEP
61
F
ULMo
49
SthAL
50
F
Merrim
59
(N/A)
68
F
Del
77
W&M
81
F
KennSt
42
Stetsn
59
F
VACom
59
Rich
77
F
Boston
77
Navy
54
F
UNCW
64
Hof
78
F
App
62
GaSo
57
F
Chat
53
Furm
58
F
Drex
70
Elon
75
F
BethC
58
MD-ES
66
F
Winth
89
Presb
88
F
McNee
79
NWSt
84
F
SeLA
71
Nich
81
F
GrgWas
73
GMas
67
F
AbCh
78
TXAMC
64
F
CenAR
67
SamH
82
F
ChaSo
75
UNCA
79
F
UNCG
67
Mercer
55
F
SacHr
80
LIU
72
F
Radf
73
Campbl
60
F
E KY
85
APSU
93
F
FlGlf
54
Lipsco
64
F
KansSt
57
TCU
68
F
N AL
67
NFla
80
F
LoyMa
65
SCla
59
F
E IL
79
TN-M
80
F(OT)
SIU-E
71
SEMO
75
F
MorSt
57
Murr
85
F
Copp
66
SCSt
70
F
S UT
69
NoAZ
82
F
UtVal
82
NMSt
84
F
UNLV
78
NM
73
F
Hamp
68
Longw
76
F
Pitt
57
VaTec
67
F
Tenn
61
SCar
63
F
Brown
54
Princ
73
F
Yale
61
Penn
69
F
JacSt
84
Belm
101
F
MsVl
88
Alc
92
F(OT)
Gram
69
PVAM
75
F
Morg
57
Norf
62
F
AlaAM
58
AlSt
61
F
ArkPB
49
South
73
F
WCU
80
Woff
74
F
UCRiv
63
LongB
65
F(OT)
WIGB
94
WIMil
90
F
ULLa
81
Troy
77
F
Valpa
65
IlSt
62
F
USC-Up
54
HiPt
62
F
NJIT
49
Lib
62
F
Colum
73
Harv
77
F(2OT)
Corn
53
Dart
75
F
InWor
67
NOrl
66
F
CSNor
98
UCDav
110
F
WaSt
51
USC
70
F
Pacif
63
StMar
71
F
Web
63
MTSt
77
F
ChiSt
47
GrCan
71
F
N DA
86
W IL
83
F(OT)
Seatt
72
UTRGV
79
F
SDak
80
Oral
94
F
NrthIA
73
LoyIL
82
F(OT)
UVA
64
UNC
62
F
Tows
63
JMU
48
F
Vand
66
Fla
84
F
CAPoly
101
CS-Ful
105
F(4OT)
IdaSt
63
Mont
78
F
TNTec
55
TNSt
70
F
JackSt
74
TXSo
77
F
UMKC
59
CSBak
53
F
Wash
57
UCLA
67
F
BYU
72
USD
71
F
UtSt
71
Fres
59
F
E WA
89
PorSt
81
F
N CO
68
Sac
65
F
Ariz
69
Stan
60
F
UCIrv
70
HI
63
F

Feb 15, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tennessee (14-11)

29

32

61

South Carolina (16-9)

30

33

63

Kotsar, South Carolina rally to beat Tennessee 63-61
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:03 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina’s Maik Kotsar swished four free throws in the final 21 seconds to deliver an improbable 63-61 win over Tennessee on Saturday.

“Kotsar last year would avoid getting fouled because he did not want to shoot a free throw,” coach Frank Martin said. “Then he has the courage to hit four, and they weren’t Hail Marys. They were all in the bottom of the net.”

Trailing 60-59 with 1:15 to play, the Gamecocks (16-9, 8-4 SEC) were kicking themselves for their own mistakes. One of the nation’s worst teams at fouling and shooting free throws was once again living up to its twin reputation, with 24 fouls and 13 misses from the line.

Yet, after Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi turned the ball over and Jordan Bowden had to foul Kotsar, South Caorlina’s senior forward, to prevent a fast break. Kotsar calmly swished two free throws for a one-point lead.

“Honestly, I wasn’t thinking much. I just knew I had to make them,” said Kotsar, who led the Gamecocks with 13 points. “Just tried to take my time, tried not to rush it.”

Tennessee’s John Fulkerson, who scored a career-high 25 points, then was whistled for charging into South Carolina’s Keyshawn Bryant. Fulkerson had drawn a charge on South Carolina’s A.J. Lawson to clinch a 56-55 win in Knoxville on Jan. 11.

Kotsar was again flawless from the line, and Martin elected to intentionally foul with a three-point lead. Guard Josiah-Jordan James made his first free throw, then threw the second attempt hard into the front of the rim.

He rebounded it but was forced to shoot from the side of the court with less than four seconds to play. He missed to send the Volunteers (14-11, 6-6) to their third loss in five games.

“They finished it the way they wanted to and we didn’t,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. “We needed to make one offensive play and we didn’t do it. And they did.”

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee: The Volunteers’ NCAA tournament hopes took a hit but they can still get back onto the bubble down the stretch. They play Auburn twice and Kentucky once in their last six games.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks have won eight of 11 and can see the postseason glowing. They’re playing confidently even without Justin Minaya, out until at least March with a thumb injury.

THE RETURN

Former South Carolina guard P.J. Dozier was recognized during a timeout. The timing was interesting considering South Carolina received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Thursday, which mentioned Dozier.

Former assistant coach Lamont Evans is alleged to have accepted bribes from a sports agency representative to steer Dozier toward that agency. Martin, South Carolina nor Dozier were alleged to have committed any NCAA violation in the notice.

Martin said he is confident that nothing will reflect negatively on South Carolina, or threaten accomplishments from Dozier’s teams. He was the point guard during the Gamecocks’ run to the 2017 Final Four.

“This is an isolated matter about a one-time visit between a guy that I brought into the business and the people that got in trouble,” Martin said. “It does not involve any of our student-athletes, it does not involve our staff.”

NOT SO FAST

The Gamecocks and Volunteers combined for 52 fouls.

In the game in Knoxville, they had 51.

UP NEXT

Tennessee hosts Vanderbilt Tuesday in a quick turnaround. The Commodores are living in the basement of the SEC standings.

South Carolina is at Mississippi State on Wednesday. It will be the first of two games with the Bulldogs over 13 days.

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Leaders

Tennessee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Johnson 0 0 1 1 0 0
U. Plavsic 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Nelson 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Moss 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Tenn SCar
Points For 61 63
Field Goals 20/47-43% 20/50-40%
Three Pointers 4/14-29% 4/13-31%
Free Throws 17/28-61% 19/32-59%
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Defensive Rebounds 21 22
Rebounds 32 36
Blocks 6 5
Steals 8 5
Turnovers 20 14
Personal Fouls 28 24
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 SCar 55 @ Tenn 56 T. Moss 2 J. Johnson 1
Sat Feb 15 Tenn 61 @ SCar 63 D. Gaines 2 K. Bryant 2

Game Information

Stadium: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Attendance: 15,085
Game Time: