Oquendo leads Georgia over South Carolina in extra time 81-78

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kario Oquendo scored all eight of Georgia’s extra time factors and the Bulldogs beat South Carolina 81-78 on Saturday, snapping a 12-game dropping streak to the Gamecocks.

Jacobi Wright hit a 3-pointer to present the Gamecocks (8-13, 1-7 SEC) a two-point lead in extra time earlier than Oquendo answered with a transition layup and 4 free throws for a four-point lead, Georgia’s largest, with 2:25 remaining.

Trailing by two, South Carolina’s Gregory “GG” Jackson missed the second of two free throws, Oquendo was fouled grabbing the rebound and he made 1 of two on the line. Jackson then missed a desperation turnaround 3-pointer that bounced off the again of the rim.

Oquendo made 10 of 15 from the road and completed with 16 factors. Mardrez McBride made 5 3-pointers and scored 17 factors to steer Georgia (14-7, 4-4). Frank Anselem had 12 factors and Terry Roberts 10.

Jackson scored 18 factors with 9 rebounds for the Gamecocks and Hayden Brown had 17 factors and 10 rebounds earlier than fouling out late in regulation. Wright made 4 3-pointers and scored 13 factors, Chico Carter Jr. hit 4 3-pointers for his 12 factors and Meechie Johnson added 11.

Georgia had not crushed South Carolina since March 11, 2016 within the SEC event and it did not appear to be they might Saturday after trailing by 10 with 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation. However the Bulldogs tied it with a 10-0 run and a sport with 13 lead modifications and 10 ties remained tight.

Jackson finger-rolled in a basket taking place the paint with 30 seconds left to tie at 73-all. Oquendo missed a baseline 3-pointer with 5 seconds left and the Bulldogs averted a loss when Josh Davis took an extended go with a path to the basket solely to have a hustling McBride strip the ball from him.

Brown and Jackson mixed for 25 factors within the first half when South Carolina took a 37-35 lead as Roberts and Oquendo, the Bulldogs’ high two scorers, went with out factors.

The Gamecocks made 13 of 31 3-point tries for 42% in opposition to the nation’s Thirteenth-ranked protection from the arc however had been undone by 18 turnovers, 12 coming within the second half in opposition to Georgia’s strain protection.

Georgia snapped a three-game dropping streak. The Gamecocks have misplaced 5 straight.

South Carolina is host to Mississippi State on Tuesday. Georgia is at Auburn on Wednesday.


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