Gamecocks close out regular season with loss at Vandy

South Carolina (14-17, 4-14 SEC) dropped their regular season finale to Vanderbilt (14-16, 8-10 SEC) 74-64 at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.

For the second game in a row, junior guard Brenton Williams led South Carolina offensively, scoring 17 points. Junior guard Bruce Ellington was the only other Gamecock to reach double figures, scoring 10 on the afternoon.

Freshman forward Laimonas Chatkevicius contributed nine points and fellow freshman forward Michael Carrera registered a game-high 13 rebounds in the contest. South Carolina out-rebounded Vanderbilt 39-32 and held a 17-8 upperhand on the offensive glass.

Three Commodores reached double digits in the game. Junior forward Rod Odom and sophomore guard Dai-Jon Parker scored a game-high 18 points apiece with sophomore guard Kedren Johnson adding 12 in the matchup. Odom collected a team-high 8 boards for Vanderbilt.

The Gamecocks shot 35.9 percent from the floor, hitting 23-of-64 of their attempts while the Commodores hit 22-of-48 of their shots for a 45.8 percent performance. Vanderbilt notched 23 points from the free throw line on 28 attempts in comparison to South Carolina’s 11-of-13 from the charity stripe.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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