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South Carolina holds off UAB 66-63

In a battle of former Cincinnati Bearcat assistants, Frank Martin gets the better of Andy Kennedy in a game that saw Carolina's 16-point lead vanish.
Credit: WLTX
South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin draws up a few plays for his team during a timeout.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Devin Carter hit two free throws with two seconds left and South Carolina held off UAB lateto earn a 66-63 win, handing the Blazers their first loss in four games. 

James Reese V hit a 3-pointer with just under three minutes left to put the Gamecocks in front by five, 62-57, but UAB battled back behind two free throws from Michael Ertel and two more from Jordan Walker with 1:02 left. 

Walker hit two free throws to make it a one-point game, 64-63 and Carter drew the foul on the in-bounds pass and closed the game out at the line.

South Carolina improves to 3-1 on the season and will host Wofford Tuesday night.