Akron 24 21 45
Scarolina 30 48 78
Date of game: 12/28/2013

Recap: South Carolina vs. Akron

Columbia, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Brenton Williams scored a game-high 24 points Saturday as the South Carolina Gamecocks routed the visiting Akron Zips, 78-45, in a non-conference matchup at Colonial Life Arena.

Michael Carrera scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds for South Carolina (5-6), while Mindaugas Kacinas scored 11 and both Sindarius Thornwell and Demetrius Henry each contributed eight.

Quincy Diggs was the only Zips (6-5) player with double-digit points in the loss, as the senior scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Akron quickly jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but South Carolina erased the deficit with back-to-back 3-pointers. Williams hit three shots from beyond the arc in the first half, as his Gamecocks went into the half up 30-24.

South Carolina erupted out of the gates in the second half, going on a 17-1 run early on and pushing ahead by as many as 36 points in the final 20 minutes.

South Carolina held the Zips to 32.5 percent shooting from the field and forced Akron to commit 21 turnovers. The Gamecocks finished the game shooting 44.4 percent.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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