Gamecocks come back, defeat No. 18 Kentucky
Chris Silva matched career-highs with 27 points in 35 minutes.
After being down by 14 in the second half, South Carolina rallied to defeat No. 18 Kentucky 76-68, Tuesday night.
South Carolina’s Chris Silva led the Gamecocks’ comeback. He tied his career high with 27 points to help USC improve to 12-6 and 3-3 in the SEC.
”Our guys took ownership,” Martin said as the Gamecocks won for third time in four games after opening SEC play 0-2.
With the win, the Gamecocks break a four-game losing streak to Kentucky.
Knox led Kentucky with 21 points. No other Wildcat had more than 10 points.
With a three-point lead with 2:47 to play, the Gamecocks finished the game 9-for-10 at the free throw line. Carolina made 25 foul shots, one shy of its season-high 26.
South Carolina has another home game Saturday when No. 21 Tennessee comes to Columbia. That game is 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.