NCAAB Game Recap - South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Sat Mar 7, 2020 12:30 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LIU
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBU
76
UTRGV
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 12:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

South Carolina (18-13)

35

39

74

Vanderbilt (11-20)

33

50

83

Vanderbilt tops South Carolina 83-74 behind Pippen in finale
Sat Mar 7, 2020 4:29 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt finally won back-to-back games, so coach Jerry Stackhouse hopes the Commodores can surprise people in next week’s Southeastern Conference tournament.

Scotty Pippen Jr. tied a career high with 21 points and Maxwell Evans added 20, leading Vanderbilt to consecutive wins for the first time since December with an 83-74 victory over South Carolina in a regular-season finale on Saturday.

“Let’s go catch white lightning, man,” Stackhouse said of the SEC tournament at nearby Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. “We want to make it where they stop coming to Nashville because we’ve got that type of fan support here.”

Vanderbilt (11-20, 3-15) won back-to-back league games for the first time since February 2018 when it beat Mississippi State and Florida.

Pippen hit a career-high 15 of 16 from the foul line.

“Just being able to attack, getting mismatches, seeing the bigs, knowing that they’re going to jump if I pump-fake and trying to get contact,” Pippen said when asked how he got to the foul line so much. “And just knowing that when we’re in the bonus I know I’ve got to keep attacking.”

Saben Lee added 19 points for the Commodores, who beat Alabama on Tuesday.

Lee erupted for a career-high 38 points in his previous game.

He scored the game’s first basket, but then missed seven straight shots from the floor before heating up in the second half.

South Carolina narrowed the deficit to 72-68 on two foul shots by Trae Hannibal with 2:04 left, but that was as close as it got.

Commodores freshman Dylan Disu scored 14 points and 6-foot-10 Ejike Obinna tied a career high with 12 rebounds.

South Carolina (18-13, 8-6) lost for the fourth time in six games.

Jermaine Couisnard fouled out with 1:29 left with 13 points for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina’s Keyshawn Bryant had 13 points and seven rebounds. Hannibal scored 11.

South Carolina missed 12 of 13 shots from 3-point range.

Vanderbilt trailed by two points at halftime before opening the second half with a 15-6 run.

“I mean, basketball is a game of runs and they went on a big run and we couldn’t do the best to stop it,” Gamecocks forward Justin Minaya said.

BIG PICTURE

South Carolina: The Gamecocks led at halftime before fading in the second half.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores finished last in the SEC, but won their last two games in the regular season.

GOOD START

Evans scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half.

“It just felt like I’m the only one in the gym,” Evans said. “It felt like everything I shoot is going to go in, so, hey, I’ll just take advantage of it.”

NCAA TOURNAMENT CHANCES

The loss to the last-place Commodores probably hurt the Gamecocks’ chances of getting into the NCCAA Tournament.

“We had put ourselves in a place where we needed to win games down the stretch,” South Carolina coach Frank Martin said. “We lost on the road at Mississippi State, we lost on the road to Alabama and we obviously lost on the road today and then dropped a tough home game to LSU. We’ve had plenty of opportunities to win games and haven’t gotten it done.”

TORNADO RELIEF

Vanderbilt hosted a donation drive to assist with Middle Tennessee relief efforts at the McGugin Center before the game for victims of Tuesday’s tornadoes, which killed at least 24 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.

The Community Resource Center requested tarps, personal hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves, baby and toddler clothes, formula, underwear, bras, batteries and baby food.

The Nashville tornado reached wind speeds of about 160 mph.

There was a moment of silence before the game to honor those affected by the storms.

First responders were asked to stand to be honored during a first-half timeout.

“The tornado happened and I know it’s hard to come out here, and I just want to thank everyone for the support,” Evans said of the vocal crowd.

UP NEXT

South Carolina will play its first game at the SEC tournament on Thursday.

Vanderbilt, the 14 seed in the SEC tournament, plays its first game at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Leaders

South Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Moss 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bolden 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Rice 0 0 0 1 0 0
O. Jankovic 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

SCar Vand
Points For 74 83
Field Goals 27/62-44% 23/54-43%
Three Pointers 1/13-8% 6/25-24%
Free Throws 19/25-76% 31/40-78%
Offensive Rebounds 14 12
Defensive Rebounds 24 24
Rebounds 42 38
Blocks 6 4
Steals 8 9
Turnovers 18 15
Personal Fouls 30 23
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 Vand 64 @ SCar 90 B. Albert 2 M. Kotsar 2
Sat Mar 7 SCar 74 @ Vand 83 J. McCreary 5 E. Obinna 2

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 10,852
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