South Carolina Basketball: Georgia Defeats Gamecocks, 67-55

The South Carolina men’s basketball team traveled to play the Georgia Bulldogs and were defeated by the score of 67-55. The Gamecocks regular season is now over and the only hope for postseason play lies in a magical SEC tournament run.

Senior Malik Cooke paced USC with 17 points, while Bruce Ellington tossed in 10 points of his own.  Despite the good tandem effort, it was not enough to eclipse USC’s overall cold shooting no matter how many opportunities Georgia gave USC.

The Gamecocks could not slow Gerald Robinson as he scored 23 points and broke the backs of the Gamecocks with three 3-pointers in a row to close out the first half.  His hot-hand, got UGA back into the game after the Gamecocks jumped out to a 10-0 start.

In summary, it was the same story for USC.  Meaning, it was a hard-fought game by the Gamecocks yet again just not enough powder to make a game of it.

The Gamecocks finish the 2011-2012 with a record of 10-20 and 2-14 in SEC conference play.  It goes down as the worst SEC regular season record EVER.  Horn’s coaching record is now 60-62 with four years under his belt in Columbia. This is the third straight losing season and first 20-loss year in 13 years.

For those wanting a coaching change, go ahead and swallow that it is not going to happen this year.

Let’s now begin the hope that USC can shock the world in the SEC tourney and make a run of it.


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