Local Teams

National Basketball Association
South Carolina 83, Georgia 66
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, January 22, 2022
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials: # Jeb Hartness, # Terry Oglesby, # Josue Nieves
Attendance: 10478

Erik Stevenson scored 20 points and Keyshawn Bryant added 19 as South Carolina ended a three-game losing streak with an 83-66 victory over visiting Georgia in a Southeastern Conference game on Saturday in Columbia, S.C.

Jermaine Couisnard had 15 points and Wildens Leveque posted four points and a game-high seven rebounds for South Carolina (11-7, 2-4 SEC), which beat the Bulldogs (5-14, 0-6) for the 11th straight time dating to 2016.

South Carolina outscored Georgia 39-11 in the final 14:04 to rally from an 11-point deficit.

The Gamecocks shot 45 percent (27-for-60) from the field, including 27.6 percent (8-for-29) from 3-point range but were at their best at the free-throw line, where they went 21-for-26 (80.8 percent).

Braelen Bridges scored 20 points, Noah Baumann had 14 and Christian Wright chipped in 10 for the Bulldogs, who have lost eight straight games and nine of their past 10 contests. Georgia is the SEC's lone team without a league win.

The Bulldogs shot 25-of-30 from the free-throw line, but they struggled shooting from everywhere else, as they shot 39.1 percent (18-for-46) from the field and 25 percent (5-for-20) percent from 3-point range.

The Bulldogs led 55-44 following Bridges' layup with 14:04 remaining before South Carolina rallied. The Gamecocks responded with a 17-5 run to take a 61-60 lead following back-to-back layups by Couisnard with 8:58 remaining.

South Carolina stretched its lead to 77-60 following Stevenson's layup with 3:50 remaining.

The Gamecocks scored 16 points of 18 Georgia turnovers.

Georgia took a 42-36 at the half largely because of its disparity at the free-throw line. The Bulldogs shot an impressive 21 of 22 to compensate for shooting 9-for-22 from the field and 3-for-9 from beyond the arc. Baumann had 14 first-half points, as he shot 3-for-7 from beyond the arc and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.

South Carolina had 10 players score, though none had more than five points. The Gamecocks shot 9-for-10 from the free-throw line, in addition to going 12 of 31 from the field, including just 3 of 17 from 3-point range.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Georgia   South Carolina
Braelen Bridges 20 Scoring Erik Stevenson 20
Aaron Cook 7 Assists Erik Stevenson 4
Jabri Abdur-Rahim 5 Rebounds Wildens Leveque 7
Christian Wright 10 Free Throws Made Keyshawn Bryant 5
Jabri Abdur-Rahim 1 Steals Jermaine Couisnard 3
Aaron Cook 1 Blocks Ta'Quan Woodley 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Georgia 66 39.1 5-20 25-30 11 26 1 3 18
South Carolina 83 45.0 8-29 21-26 17 36 7 9 11