South Carolina hits 18 3-pointers to beat George Washington 89-67

Fri, Dec 1, 2023
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South Carolina hits 18 3-pointers to beat George Washington 89-67

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Meechie Johnson knocked down 5 of 7 3-pointers to put up 24 points and B.J. Mack hit 4 of 8 from deep to add another 20 points as South Carolina rode 18 treys to an 89-67 win over George Washington on Friday night.

The Gamecocks (7-0) came into the game shooting 37% from beyond the arc and hit 18 of 35 (51%) against the Revolutionaries. Overall they hit 33 of 66 from the field.

Johnson entered after scoring 29 points in South Carolina's 65-53 win over Notre Dame and wasted little time dialing in from distance, hitting his first 3-pointer two minutes into the game and hit three treys in the final 6:49 to put the game away.

Johnson added eight rebounds and Mack blocked a pair of shots. Ta'lon Cooper contributed 14 points and eight assists and Myles Stute added 11 points.

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George Washington (6-2) shot 42% (25 of 60) from the field, including 11 of 22 from beyond the arc. Darren Buchanan Jr. had 18 points, six rebounds and two assists. James Bishop IV had 14 points and four assists, Trey Autry hit 3 of 6 from deep and added 13 points and Jacoi Hutchinson contributed 10 points.

South Carolina plays at Clemson Wednesday in a battle of unbeaten teams. George Washington will play host to Navy on Tuesday.

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