In South Carolina’s 70-60 win on Wednesday night in Knoxville, Tennessee didn’t make a 3-point shot until the final two minutes of the game.
The Vols missed their first 10 shots from behind the arc until Admiral Schofield’s shot hit hard off the back of the rim then kissed the top of the glass and dropped in with 1:48 to play.
With the win, South Carolina improved its record to 14-3 (3-0 SEC).
Player of the game
Sindarius Thornwell had another big outing, scoring a game-high 22 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Among the players not named Thornwell, Hassani Gravett was the team’s leading scorer, coming off the bench to add 12 points.
South Carolina used a 16-3 first-half run to build its lead up to as many as 15 points. The Gamecocks’ lead shrunk to six before halftime, but the game was never really in doubt over the final 20 minutes.
What’s next for South Carolina basketball
South Carolina returns to Colonial Life Arena on Saturday to play Ole Miss. The game tips at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.