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Final

Miss Valley St 57

(0-4, 0-4 away)

South Carolina 61

(2-2, 2-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2011

    Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    MVSU 26 3157
    SC 30 3161

    Top Performers

    Mississippi Valley State: T. Joyner 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    South Carolina: M. Cooke 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    South Carolina 61, MVSU 57

    Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Malik Cooke scored 18 points and spearheaded a late rally as South Carolina escaped the upset bid of Mississippi Valley State with a 61-57 victory on Tuesday night.

    The Gamecocks trailed by 11 points with just over six minutes remaining but closed the game on a 22-7 run to avoid losing their third straight to a smaller conference foe. Eric Smith gave South Carolina (2-2) the lead for good on a jumper with just less than two minutes remaining to help South Carolina snap a two-game losing streak. Cooke scored 12 of his 18 points during that span, including South Carolina's final seven points.

    Freshman Damien Leonard added 16 points for the Gamecocks in the preliminary round game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

    Terrence Joyner led the Delta Devils (0-4) with 22 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MVSU
    SC
    Points 57 61
    FG Made-Attempted 20-49 (.408) 19-48 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 4

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