Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 76

(0-1, 0-1 away)

South Carolina 89

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 14, 2008

    Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    JVST 30 4676
    SCAR 47 4289

    Top Performers

    Jacksonville St: B. Crawford 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Carolina: M. Holmes 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    South Carolina 89, Jacksonville St. 76

    Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Zam Fredrick and Mike Holmes scored 17 points apiece to make Darrin Horn a winner in his debut as South Carolina coach with an 89-76 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night.

    Horn took over last April for retiring coach Dave Odom. Horn promised more intensity from his club and the Gamecocks didn't disappoint in the opener for both teams.

    South Carolina began with a 10-0 run and pushed the lead to 18 points less than 11 minutes in.

    South Carolina was up 58-32 midway through the second half when Jacksonville State caught fire and used a 27-14 run to cut the lead in half.

    However, Holmes hit two straight baskets and Dominique Archie two foul shots to restore control.

    Jacksonville State, also in its first game with a new coach in James Green, was led by Brandon Crawford's 28 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JVST
    SCAR
    Points 76 89
    FG Made-Attempted 25-65 (.385) 34-67 (.507)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-28 (.714) 14-24 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

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