South Carolina 73, Wofford 43
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)—Brandon Wallace hit a career-high three 3-pointers en route to his third career double-double to help lead South Carolina to a 73-43 victory over Wofford on Saturday night.
Wallace, who came into the game shooting 3-of-11 on 3-pointers this year, tied his career high with 13 points while pulling down 10 rebounds along with five assists as the Gamecocks (7-2) beat Wofford for the 22nd straight time.
South Carolina finished with a season-high 14 3-pointers (out of 26).
Shane Nichols and Adam Sheehan each had 14 points to lead the Terriers (3-7).
South Carolina reserve Stephen McDowell finished with a career-high 12 points, including four of six 3-pointers. Tarence Kinsey added 11 points and a season-high nine rebounds.
Six South Carolina players hit 3s in the first half as the Gamecocks made half of their 14 shots from beyond the arc to grab a 39-15 halftime lead— including one by Renaldo Balkman, who was 1-of-4 coming into the game.
South Carolina raced to a 15-3 lead on Wallace’s follow with 13:37 left, but the Terriers cut the deficit to 15-9 on 3-pointers by Nichols and Sheehan two minutes later. But that was as close as Wofford got.
The Gamecocks shot 48.3 percent for the game. The Terriers struggled from the field, shooting just 33.3 percent—including 21.7 in the first half— while also being out rebounded 40-25.
South Carolina was without Antoine Tisby, who was suspended after oversleeping and missing practice Friday. Also, Balkman didn’t start after being late for practice earlier this week.