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Silva gets hot late, South Carolina beats UMass 76-70

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Freshman Justin Minaya scored 17 points, Chris Silva had 12 of his 14 points in the second half and South Carolina defeated UMass 76-70 on Saturday.

Silva, coming off a two-point performance in a Thursday loss to Temple at Madison Square Garden, was in foul trouble for most of the game. He and Maik Kotsar entered the game with 5:40 remaining with four fouls apiece and Silva delivered back-to-back dunks in 34 seconds to put USC up by six.

The Minutemen cut the advantage to two with 19.4 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Carl Pierre, but Hassani Gravett made four straight free throws to seal it.

Gravett finished with 14 points for South Carolina (6-2), while freshman Felipe Haase chipped in 11.

''The job me and my staff are doing right now is pathetic,'' South Carolina coach Frank Martin said. ''We regressed this week. We're a worse basketball team than we were eight days ago. That's my job to make sure that doesn't happen.''

Luwane Pipkins led UMass (3-5) with 25 and Pierre added 12. The Minutemen have lost four straight.

''I though our guys were prepared. I thought our guys were excited. I thought they were ready to play . but, in order to win a game like this, it starts with your approach every single day,'' UMass coach Matt McCall said.

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UMass returns home following a four-game road stretch to host Holy Cross on Wednesday. It is the first of five straight home games.

The Gamecocks host Wyoming on Wednesday in their second of a three-game home stand.

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Key Players
C. Anderson
H. Gravett
25.9 Min. Per Game 25.9
8.4 Pts. Per Game 8.4
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
38.3 Field Goal % 41.4
11.1 Three Point % 34.6
77.8 Free Throw % 64.0
+ 1 Hassani Gravett made 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
+ 1 Hassani Gravett made 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  Personal foul on Rashaan Holloway 2.0
  Defensive rebound by Frank Booker 6.0
  Luwane Pipkins missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
  Personal foul on Justin Minaya 12.0
+ 1 Hassani Gravett made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Hassani Gravett made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Unique McLean 16.0
+ 3 Carl Pierre made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by C.J. Anderson 20.0
  Defensive rebound by Rashaan Holloway 23.0
Team Stats
Points 70 76
Field Goals 27-59 (45.8%) 28-55 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 12-26 (46.2%) 3-15 (20.0%)
Free Throws 4-5 (80.0%) 17-29 (58.6%)
Total Rebounds 26 36
Offensive 5 8
Defensive 21 27
Team 0 1
Assists 13 14
Steals 3 11
Blocks 0 1
Turnovers 17 15
Fouls 28 12
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Massachusetts 3-5 353570
home team logo South Carolina 6-2 344276
Team Stats
away team logo Massachusetts 3-5 70.7 PPG 37.6 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo South Carolina 6-2 72.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
2
L. Pipkins G 16.0 PPG 4.9 RPG 5.2 APG 34.7 FG%
10
J. Minaya F 7.4 PPG 5.6 RPG 1.6 APG 45.5 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Pipkins G 25 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
J. Minaya F 17 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
45.8 FG% 50.9
46.2 3PT FG% 20.0
80.0 FT% 58.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Pipkins 25 3 4 10/20 4/11 1/1 4 34 0 0 5 0 3
R. Holloway 8 6 0 4/6 0/0 0/0 5 19 0 0 1 3 3
R. Miller 8 1 1 3/7 2/5 0/0 5 33 0 0 1 0 1
C. Anderson 5 4 8 2/4 1/1 0/0 2 37 1 0 3 0 4
M. Hines 4 4 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 4 13 0 0 3 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Pipkins 25 3 4 10/20 4/11 1/1 4 34 0 0 5 0 3
R. Holloway 8 6 0 4/6 0/0 0/0 5 19 0 0 1 3 3
R. Miller 8 1 1 3/7 2/5 0/0 5 33 0 0 1 0 1
C. Anderson 5 4 8 2/4 1/1 0/0 2 37 1 0 3 0 4
M. Hines 4 4 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 4 13 0 0 3 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Pierre 12 5 0 4/11 4/8 0/0 4 30 2 0 4 1 4
U. McLean 5 0 0 1/3 1/1 2/2 1 15 0 0 0 0 0
K. Turner-Morris 3 2 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 0 0 1 1
C. Baldwin 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
J. Franklin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Gillespie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 26 13 27/59 12/26 4/5 28 200 3 0 17 5 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Minaya 17 4 1 6/11 1/4 4/6 1 33 0 0 2 1 3
C. Silva 14 4 1 6/7 0/0 2/3 4 18 2 0 3 0 4
H. Gravett 14 2 4 4/8 0/1 6/9 0 31 3 0 0 1 1
F. Booker 9 4 1 3/8 2/5 1/2 1 29 1 0 2 0 4
M. Kotsar 8 8 1 4/8 0/1 0/3 4 24 3 0 1 3 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Minaya 17 4 1 6/11 1/4 4/6 1 33 0 0 2 1 3
C. Silva 14 4 1 6/7 0/0 2/3 4 18 2 0 3 0 4
H. Gravett 14 2 4 4/8 0/1 6/9 0 31 3 0 0 1 1
F. Booker 9 4 1 3/8 2/5 1/2 1 29 1 0 2 0 4
M. Kotsar 8 8 1 4/8 0/1 0/3 4 24 3 0 1 3 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Haase 11 10 0 4/9 0/2 3/4 1 29 2 1 2 1 9
W. Myers 3 3 2 1/2 0/1 1/2 0 13 0 0 0 2 1
K. Holden 0 0 3 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 8 0 0 4 0 0
D. Beatty 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cudd 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 0
T. Corchiani - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Gueye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Schmitt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Hinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Famouke Doumbia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 35 14 28/55 3/15 17/29 12 200 11 1 15 8 27