Marshall 31 34 65
Scarolina 36 56 92
Date of game: 12/30/2013

Recap: South Carolina vs. Marshall

Columbia, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Brenton William and Tyrone Johnson each finished with 18 points to lead the South Carolina Gamecocks to a 92-65 win over the Marshall Thundering Herd in a non-conference matchup at Colonial Life Arena.

For the Gamecocks (6-6), Duane Notice finished with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists and Demetrius Henry chipped in with 12 points.

Shawn Smith led the Herd (5-8) with 19 points, while Ryan Taylor added 18 points, Kareem Canty scored 11 and Chris Thomas tallied 10 points.

South Carolina shot 44.8 percent from the field in the first half and held Marshall to just 36.4 percent shooting, including 1-of-7 from 3-point distance, as the Gamecocks held a 36-31 advantage at halftime.

In the second half, the Gamecocks knocked down 56.8 percent of their field goal tries, including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. The Herd continued to have trouble shooting the ball, making 39.1 percent of their field goal attempts after halftime and missing all seven of their 3-point tries. The Gamecocks used a 14-1 run early in the second half to take control of the contest.

South Carolina dominated in the frontcourt, outrebounding the Herd, 44-27, and outscoring them in the paint, 54-28. Marshall committed 16 turnovers on the night, with Canty responsible for 11 of them.

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