KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jermaine Couisnard scored 20 points, AJ Lawson added 17 points, and South Carolina beat Tulsa 69-58 in the Hall of Fame Classic. South Carolina trailed 51-49 with 10:47 left after Tulsa’s 11-3 run.
But the Gamecocks answered with a 15-0 spurt to push their lead into double figures for the rest of the way. Tulsa went scoreless for nine-plus minutes in the second half, missing 13 consecutive field goals.
Brandon Rachal scored 14 points for Tulsa, and Keyshawn Embery-Simpson and Elijah Joiner each added 11 points.