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Familiar storyline at Rupp Arena

South Carolina closes out the regular season with a 92-64 loss at Kentucky in a game where the visitors were down just eight at halftime.
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South Carolina’s Trae Hannibal drove towards the basket while defended by Kentucky’s Davion Mintz as Kentucky defeated South Carolina 92-64 on March 6, 2021. Photo by Elliott Hess | UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. — LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Davion Mintz and Brandon Boston Jr. both set career bests with six 3-pointers apiece and Kentucky beat South Carolina 92-64 in a regular-season finale. 

Mintz finished with 20 points and seven assists with five of his 3s coming in the opening five minutes of the second half, including three straight to boost the Wildcats to a 19-point lead, 55-36. 

Boston scored 21 points. Olivier Sarr added 15 points and Isaiah Jackson 13 points with 10 rebounds for his second career double-double. Keyshawn Bryant scored 16 points and Jayyn McCreary 14 points for the Gamecocks.