Wofford 43

(3-7, 0-6 away)

South Carolina 73

(7-2, 5-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    WOF 15 2843
    SCAR 39 3473

    Top Performers

    Wofford: A. Sheehan 14 Pts, 1 Stl

    South Carolina: B. Wallace 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    South Carolina 73, Wofford 43

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Brandon Wallace hit a career-high three 3-pointers en route to his third career double-double to help lead South Carolina to a 73-43 victory over Wofford on Saturday night.

    Wallace, who came into the game shooting 3-of-11 on 3-pointers this year, tied his career high with 13 points while pulling down 10 rebounds along with five assists as the Gamecocks (7-2) beat Wofford for the 22nd straight time.

    South Carolina finished with a season-high 14 3-pointers (out of 26).

    Shane Nichols and Adam Sheehan each had 14 points to lead the Terriers (3-7).

    South Carolina reserve Stephen McDowell finished with a career-high 12 points, including four of six 3-pointers. Tarence Kinsey added 11 points and a season-high nine rebounds.

    Six South Carolina players hit 3s in the first half as the Gamecocks made half of their 14 shots from beyond the arc to grab a 39-15 halftime lead -- including one by Renaldo Balkman, who was 1-of-4 coming into the game.

    South Carolina raced to a 15-3 lead on Wallace's follow with 13:37 left, but the Terriers cut the deficit to 15-9 on 3-pointers by Nichols and Sheehan two minutes later. But that was as close as Wofford got.

    The Gamecocks shot 48.3 percent for the game. The Terriers struggled from the field, shooting just 33.3 percent -- including 21.7 in the first half -- while also being out rebounded 40-25.

    South Carolina was without Antoine Tisby, who was suspended after oversleeping and missing practice Friday. Also, Balkman didn't start after being late for practice earlier this week.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 43 73
    FG Made-Attempted 16-48 (.333) 29-60 (.483)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 14-26 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-6 (.667) 1-2 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 33

    2005-06 Season

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