South Carolina pulled off a major comeback at home to beat Arkansas 77-65 and remain the most confusing team in the SEC.
The Gamecocks were down by 13 early in the second half, but they made a huge comeback thanks to the fact the Gamecocks hit 54 percent of their shots, including 66.7 percent of their three-pointers. South Carolina also outrebounded Arkansas 36-29.
Even though the Gamecocks committed seven more turnovers than Arkansas, South Carolina’s star freshmen, AJ Lawson and Keyshawn Bryant, combined for 41 points and put on a show for the home crowd.
Lawson finished with 24 points and seven rebounds and has established himself as South Carolina’s best shooter. Lawson hit four three-pointers and made 66.7 percent of his shots.
Bryant also finished with 17 points, three rebounds and two steals. Bryant has done a great job taking over for Justin Minaya, who has decided to redshirt due to injury.
Senior Chris Silva also had a great game with 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Silva also finished with only three fouls, which helped the whole team.
If this game proved one thing it’s that this freshman class has a ton of potential, and nobody knows what will happen on Tuesday against Tennessee because this South Carolina team is the most unpredictable team under Frank Martin.
South Carolina is currently fourth in the SEC, but their tournament hoped are still up in the air. If they beat top-ranked Tennessee on the road, they will be popping up in the bracketology talks.