Score: Missouri 90, South Carolina 68
Stars: Missouri: Keion Bell 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast. South Carolina: Damien Leonard 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast.
Story: Missouri felt at home in the other Columbia and came out strong to dominate South Carolina in its second road win of the season. The Tigers have struggled on the road throughout the whole season with their only win before today against...
Brian Richardson tied a career-high with 17 points and Damien Leonard added a season-high 15 points to lead South Carolina to a 76-60 victory over Presbyterian Saturday.
South Carolina (9-3) trailed only after the opening basket and won a season-high fourth straight despite missing three players from its lineup.
The Blue Hose (2-11) trimmed a 20-point second half deficit to nine...
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December 29, 2012
#14 South Carolina
Coach: Frank Martin (1st season at South Carolina). Overall 117-54 , 5 years
2011-12: Record 10-21 overall, 2-14 in SEC(12th)
Starters Returning (2) Bruce Ellington, Damien Leonard
Preseason Tournament: None
Top Non-Conference Games: at St. John’s, vs. Clemson
Transfer in : LaShay Page (Southern Mississippi- eligible right away)
Transfers Out : Anthony Gill ...
Much of what South Carolina is able to achieve this season will depend on guard play. With Bruce Ellington missing practically the entire non-conference schedule, it will be up to Eric Smith, Brian Richardson, and Damien Leonard to step up their games to help out LaShay Page on the perimeter.
Damien Leonard scored a career-high 19 points to lead South Carolina against #1 Kentucky Saturday night at the Colonial Life Arena, but that was the only bright spot as Kentucky rolled to an easy 86-52 win over the Gamecocks.
South Carolina freshman Damien Leonard lined up from 3-point range when Anthony Davis took off from the paint to block it. It's yet another sign that Davis and the rest of Kentucky's athletic underclassmen will give the entire Southeastern Conference fits.
''He had one foot in the paint and still blocked my shot,'' Leonard said. ''I didn't know...
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January 07, 2012
The South Carolina Gameoccks basketball team square off in a home game against the USC-Upstate Spartans. Tip-off is noon today at the Colonial Life Arena.Here is a quick preview:
The Gamecocks (6-6) are 5-3 for the season when playing at home and have won four of their last five games. The Spartans (8-5) have a road record of 4-5. The Gamecocks are ranked No. 172 in the...
Bruce Ellington and Damien Leonard combined to make nine of South Carolina's season-high 11 3-pointers to lead the Gamecocks to a 57-45 victory over Wofford on Wednesday night.
Ellington scored a season-high 17 points in just his sixth game of the season and Leonard added 14 off the bench to pace South Carolina to its fourth victory in the last five games. The Gamecocks (6-6...
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December 28, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Bruce Ellington and Damien Leonard combined to make nine of South Carolina's season-high 11 3-pointers to lead the Gamecocks to a 57-45 victory over Wofford on Wednesday night.
Ellington scored a season-high 17 points in just his sixth game of the season and Leonard added 14 off the bench to pace South Carolina to its fourth victory in the last five games...
The South Carolina Gamecocks (2-2) rallied for a 61-57 victory over Mississippi Valley State (0-4) on Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena competing in the second game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. Redshirt senior forward Malik Cooke led the Gamecocks with 18 points, and freshman guard Damien Leonard added a career-high 16 points for the Gamecocks. Freshman forward...