Thornwell's 22 leads South Carolina over SC State 92-50

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points and South Carolina cruised to a 92-50 victory over South Carolina State on Friday night.
 
Playing their fourth game in eight days, the Gamecocks (4-0) took control of the game early against their neighbors from nearby Orangeburg.
 
The Bulldogs (1-2) attempted to press South Carolina early. The tactic didn't work, however, as the Gamecocks out-muscled their opponents inside while also making long-range jumpers.
 
Freshman center Maik Kotsar got the Gamecocks off to a quick start, scoring eight of his 15 points in the first 10 minutes.  After that Thornwell, a preseason First Team All-SEC pick, took over. He had 16 in the first half.
 
Eric Eaves, a Columbia native, led South Carolina State in scoring with 16.
 


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