Appalachian State vs South Carolina

South Carolina 74, Appalachian St. 69

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Lakeem Jackson scored a season-high 16 points to help South Carolina pull away late for a 74-69 victory over Appalachian State Wednesday night.

Appalachian State pulled within two points on a layup by Jay Canty with 21 seconds remaining, but Eric Smith connected on one free throw for the Gamecocks (7-3) and LaShay Page sank two with 4 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Jackson and Page combined for nine of South Carolina's final 16 points, beginning with seven straight to start a 9-0 run that broke open a tight game.

Page, who was scoreless until that point, began the run with a three-point play and two free throws to give South Carolina a 63-58 lead with 4:19 remaining. Jackson and Mindaugas Kacinas added layups to end the run.

Page scored seven points in the final 4:42.

Appalachian State kept chipping away and had a chance to tie but Nathan Healy missed a 3-pointer that could have forced overtime.

The Mountaineers (2-8) trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half but used a 15-5 run to take their first lead, 35-34, on a fast-break basket by Canty with 28 seconds left. Bruce Ellington gave South Carolina a 37-35 halftime lead on his 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining.

Kacinas, who made his first career start, recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Brenton Williams chipped in 11 points, and Eric Smith had a career-high nine assists.

Tevin Baskin, Mike Neal and Canty each scored 16 points to lead the Mountaineers.

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Appalachian State Mountaineers
N. Healy, F332-62-28247
J. Canty, F285-116-681316
M. Obacha, F201-40-06042
M. Neal, G366-142-477216
T. Hamilton, G311-83-40025
T. Baskin266-173-341516
J. Trice222-33-32147
C. Burgess40-00-00000
Totals 23-6319-2240122469
 36.5%86.4% 
South Carolina Gamecocks
M. Kacinas, F345-112-2123212
L. Jackson, F308-110-371216
R. Slawson, F133-62-23049
E. Smith, G232-31-22915
L. Page, G211-95-52017
B. Williams283-43-514211
B. Ellington273-70-04138
B. Richardson111-40-02022
M. Carrera71-50-03032
L. Chatkevicius61-10-01012
Totals 28-6113-1937182174
 45.9%68.4% 
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Texas A&M6-814-1295
Auburn5-916-1185
Miss. State5-914-12130
Missouri2-127-19249
LSU1-139-17157
 
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