South Carolina vs. Georgia Post Game Notes
Feb. 12, 2011
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SOUTH CAROLINA VS GEORGIA POST GAME NOTES (2/12/11)
South Carolina returned to its starting lineup of Muldrow-Harris-Jackson-Richardson-Ellington for the first time since the team hosted Kentucky on Jan. 22. The team went 1-4 in the games without the lineup.
Junior Malik Cooke was playing his first game against former coach Mark Fox. Fox coached Cooke at the University of Nevada at Reno from 2007-09.
Georgia now leads the all-time series 48-47.
Georgia held a 28-9 lead at halftime. South Carolina's nine points were the fewest in a half since the Gamecocks were held to 13 on two occasions: at Florida on Feb. 21, 2007 and against Ole Miss on Jan. 8, 2003.
After going 0-for-12 from 3 in the first half, South Carolina hit its first two attempts in the second half with Brian Richardson sinking both in the opening two minutes of the period.
South Carolina hit 14 consecutive free throws in the second half, an improvement from the 1-for-4 effort in the first half.
#15 Malik Cooke
Hit a season and Gamecock high of 15 points after going 5-for-11 from the field and 5-for-7 from the charity stripe.
#23 Bruce Ellington
Was held scoreless for the first 35 minutes, going 0-for-10 from the field in that span.
#32 Johndre Jefferson
Earned his most extensive playing time of the SEC season this year with nine minutes.
Tied his season high with one steal. Also had his first block since rejecting five shots against Auburn.
#44 Sam Muldrow
Collected four blocks and surpassed Brandon Wallace (249) for first place in the Gamecock history books. Muldrow currently has 251 blocks for his career.
Muldrow's second block at 15:01 of Georgia's Chris Barnes tied the school record that was held by Brandon Wallace at 249.
n Set the South Carolina record for blocks at 8:17 when he rejected a lay-up by Georgia's Chris Barnes, moving Muldrow to 250 all-time.
Tied his career high with two steals, the 13th time he collected two thefts.
Tied his season high with two made 3-pointers -- both coming in the second half.
#33 R.J. Slawson
Scored his highest point total in SEC play with eight points, surpassing the previous SEC-high of three set against Arkansas and Florida earlier this year. He came two shy of his career high set in the season opener against Elon.
Tied his career high with 15 minutes played.
South Carolina travels to Tennessee next Wednesday, Feb. 16, for a 7 p.m. tip off against the Volunteers. The game will be broadcast live on CSS and is the first matchup this season between the Gamecocks and Vols.