South Carolina 87, W. Kentucky 85
Ramon Galloway came off the bench and scored seven of his 22
points in the second overtime to give South Carolina an 87-85
double-overtime victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday
The Gamecocks (4-1) were down by as many as 12 points in the
first half but came back in the second. A 3-pointer by Bruce
Ellington with 20.7 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 67
and forced the first overtime. Ellington finished the game with 20
In the first overtime, Sam Muldrow hauled down a rebound and
made a midrange jumper with 5 seconds left for South Carolina to
tie the game at 75 and force another overtime.
After WKU (3-3) scored the first three points in the second
overtime, Galloway made two layups in transition to give the
Gamecocks the lead for good.
The Hilltoppers had the ball with 4.4 seconds left but were not
able to get a shot off to force a third overtime.
South Carolina coach Darrin Horn got his second win over Western
Kentucky in as many seasons. Horn coached the Hilltoppers for five
seasons and took them to the Sweet 16 in 2008 before leaving for
South Carolina the next season.
The game featured eight ties and 17 lead changes.
South Carolina scored 23 points off 19 turnovers by the
Galloway made 8 of his 16 shots, including 3 for 5 from behind
After shooting just 30.3 percent in the first half (10 for 33),
the Gamecocks responded by shooting 40 percent in the second (14
for 35). They had six 3-pointers in the second half after making
just one in the first half.
South Carolina shot 9 of 15 from the floor in the two overtimes,
while Western Kentucky was just 7 for 18.
Juan Pattillo had game highs in points (24) and rebounds (18),
while Steffphon Pettigrew added 16 points and 12 rebounds in the