Gamecocks work overtime but fall to Bulldogs on road

South Carolina (13-14, 3-11 SEC) suffered a 62-54 overtime loss on the road at Georgia (13-14, 7-7 SEC) on Saturday in the second contest between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs this season.

After trailing 23-16 at the halftime break, South Carolina out-scored Georgia 37-30 in the second half to force overtime, but was unable to come away with the road win.

Junior guard Bruce Ellington was the only Gamecock to score in double figures with 11 points in the effort. Freshman forward Laimonas Chatkevicius pulled down a team and season best 10 rebounds. Senior forward Lakeem Jackson added nine points and two steals and junior guard Brenton Williams contributed nine points off the bench.

Sophomore guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Georgia with 18 points, all of which came in the second half and overtime. He also dished four assists and collected four steals in the win. Brandon Morris led the squad on the boards with 11.

Neither team shot well in the contest, with the Gamecocks connecting on 30.0 percent (18-60), compared to 31.3 percent (15-48) from the Bulldogs. South Carolina hit 12-of-24 attempts from the free throw line, but Georgia took 22 more attempts than the Gamecocks from the charity stripe, hitting 28-of-46 from the line.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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