Kenny Gaines had a career-high 27 points to lead the visiting Bulldogs over the Gamecocks in SEC play.
Gaines equaled a personal best with five 3-pointers while Marcus Thornton added 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Georgia (15-11, 9-5), which has won five of its last six games. Brandon Morris pitched in with 12 points and Charles Mann notched seven along with five boards.
Sindarius Thornwell's 18 points and five assists led the offense for South Carolina (10-17, 3-11), which lost its second consecutive game and fell to 2-5 in its last seven. Brenton Williams registered 16 points and Michael Carrera pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds for the Gamecocks, who shot 26.3 percent thanks largely to a 5-of-31 second-half performance.
South Carolina missed its first 14 attempts from the field after the intermission as Georgia used a 14-1 spurt to begin to run away. After Thornwell hit a jumper and Williams drained a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to pull the Gameco...