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 State: 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

2012-13 Season

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