South Carolina defeats Gardner Webb 85-70
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)—Devan Downey scored a season-high 25 points to lead South Carolina to an 85-70 victory over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night.
The Gamecocks (4-0) had three players in double figures as Downey scored 20 of his points in the second half.
Gardner-Webb (0-4) had lost its three previous games by a combined eight points, including an 80-76 setback at Oklahoma on Saturday.
Grayson Flittner led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Jonathan Moore scored 17 and Aaron Lin added 11 points.
Zam Fredrick chipped in 18 for South Carolina, including nine straight points, and Mike Holmes scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half when the Gamecocks built a 43-34 lead.