Scores

Final

Morgan State 71

(1-3, 0-2 away)

South Carolina 87

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 16, 2012

    Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    MORG 41 3071
    SCAR 45 4287

    Top Performers

    Morgan St: J. Black 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

    South Carolina: L. Page 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    South Carolina 87, Morgan St. 71

    Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Senior guard LaShay Page scored 20 points to lead South Carolina to an 87-71 victory over Morgan State on Friday night.

    Justin Black led Morgan State (1-2) with 20 points.

    Morgan State got off to a fast start and led by as many as seven points in the first half until the Gamecocks came back and took the lead 22-20 with 9:10 to play on a layup by Eric Smith.

    It proved to be the only lead change of the game.

    South Carolina (2-0) led by as many as 11 points in the first half and by a 45-41 margin at halftime.

    The Bears entered Friday night's game coming off back to back losses to Old Dominion and Holy Cross after opening the season with a 71-59 victory over Texas-San Antonio.

    The Gamecocks were playing without starting forward Michael Carrera, who missed the game because of a concussion.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MORG
    SCAR
    Points 71 87
    FG Made-Attempted 28-53 (.528) 30-57 (.526)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 21-26 (.808)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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