ORANGEBURG, SC (December 14, 2022) –After 10-consecutive road games, South Carolina men’s basketball played its home opener Tuesday night against UNC-Asheville.

SC State dropped to 1-11 on the season after a 94-84 loss. The Bulldogs rallied from a 20-point second half deficit, cutting the lead to seven with just over 14 minutes left in the game.

Tajion Jones became UNC-Asheville’s all-time leading three-point shooter after connecting on 8-of-10 from behind the arch. Jones led UNC-A with 30 points.

The Bulldogs had five players in double figures led by Rakeim Gary’s 17 points. Rashaan Edwards and Raquan Brown each had 14 points while Davion Everett recorded a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Cameron Jones added 10 points.

South Carolina State will be back in action Saturday at home against Samford beginning at 3 p.m.