Elon vs South Carolina

Elon 65, South Carolina 53

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Lucas Troutman scored 17 points and Elon pulled away in the second half to beat South Carolina 65-53 Wednesday night.

The Phoenix (4-1) led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but South Carolina (3-1) cut the lead to five, 57-52, with 5:46 to play. From there, Elon capitalized on several Gamecocks turnovers and missed shots to put the game away.

The victory was Elon's second in seven tries against a Southeastern Conference opponent, and both have come against South Carolina. The Phoenix, a member of the Southern Conference, also defeated the Gamecocks last season, 58-53 at Elon.

They have lost twice to South Carolina and once to Vanderbilt, Georgia and Arkansas.

Troutman was one of three players in double figures for Elon, followed by Austin Hamilton and Jack Isenbarger with 13 points each.

Lakeem Jackson led the Gamecocks with 14 points.

Three-point shooting played a big part for Elon. The Phoenix made 8 of 15 from 3-point range while South Carolina made 6 of 19, including 2 of 12 in the second half.

Elon also shot 45.6 percent (26 of 57) overall from the field to 32.1 percent (18 of 56) for South Carolina, which committed 22 turnovers to Elon's 14.

South Carolina finished with a 43-31 edge in rebounding.

Elon led 31-23 at halftime after leading by as many as 13 points in the first half.

The Phoenix used a 13-0 run over a span of 8:01 to go ahead 28-15 with 2:23 to play, but South Carolina closed the half with an 8-3 run, thanks to a pair of 3-pointers from Damien Leonard.

For South Carolina, forward Michael Carrera missed his third consecutive game since suffering a concussion in practice.

The Gamecocks' first loss of the season followed victories over Milwaukee, Morgan State and Rider.

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Elon (4-1) «313465
South Carolina (3-1)233053

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Elon Phoenix
L. Troutman, F337-111-261215
J. Isenbarger, G334-142-220013
A. Hamilton, G296-100-322013
S. Koch, G253-100-27529
R. Beaumont, G151-40-02042
T. Samson302-32-21417
R. Winters160-00-03150
E. Edomwonyi82-20-02014
T. Sabato81-10-00032
K. Blake30-20-01010
Totals 26-575-1130131965
 45.6%45.5% 
South Carolina Gamecocks
L. Jackson, F367-130-1102214
R. Slawson, F242-43-48147
B. Williams, G242-64-63029
L. Page, G211-81-23134
E. Smith, G201-50-01123
B. Richardson302-122-28437
M. Kacinas261-21-25103
D. Leonard192-60-02006
Totals 18-5611-1743101653
 32.1%64.7% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.15-329-627
Charleston14-425-1062
Towson11-720-1392
Elon10-818-14160
Will. & Mary10-817-14110
Northeastern8-1015-16134
Hofstra7-1115-17196
J. Madison7-1110-23256
Delaware5-1313-20234
Drexel3-159-23308

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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