Bulldogs Battle To The End Before Falling Short To Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, SC (November 8, 2022) —The South Carolina State men’s basketball team gave host South Carolina Gamecocks all they could manage, before falling short in an 80-77 season-opener loss Tuesday (Nov. 8th) at Colonial Life Center.
Five Bulldogs scored in double figures with junior Lesown Hallums leading the way with a game-high 20 points, three rebounds, three assist, two blocks and a steal. Hallums also posted a solid effort from the floor connecting 6-of-12 and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe.
Preseason All-MEAC selection Rahsaan Edwards finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assist, while Rakeim Gary added 12, Davion Everett 11 and Shaman Alston 10 in the loss.
As a team South Carolina State shot 42.3% (11-of-26) from three-point range, while forcing the Gamecocks to a game-high 11 turnovers, as well as leading the way in fast break points (18-17) and points in the paint (40-13) on the night.
Next up South Carolina State remains on the road with a non-conference matchup with Tennessee State on Saturday (Nov.12th), beginning at 11 a.m. in Nashville, TN.