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

night.

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

points.

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

Hilltoppers.

Galloway made 8 of his 16 shots, including 3 for 5 from behind

the arc.

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

loss.