Columbia, South Carolina – No. 15 South Carolina’s basketball team came out on top in an impressive comeback against Vanderbilt, securing a 75-60 victory after a slow start in the first half. The win extended the team’s winning streak to seven games.
In the first half, South Carolina trailed by four points, but a dominating second half turned the tide as they outscored Vanderbilt 47-28. They capitalized on three-pointers, shooting 56 percent from the field and 44 percent from behind the arc. Head coach Lamont Paris praised the team’s performance in the second half, emphasizing their regular style of play and determination.
Forward Collin Murray-Boyles shone with a stellar 31-point performance, while B.J. Mack also contributed significantly with 18 points. Paris commended Murray-Boyles’ ceiling for growth as a player, highlighting his energy and natural basketball instincts. The Gamecocks ultimately displayed a powerful offensive game, outscoring Vanderbilt 24-10 early in the second half.
The team’s determination and energy stood out as they maintained a strong lead throughout the second half, ultimately securing their 21st win of the season. Even with their impressive streak, Murray-Boyles remains grounded, acknowledging the tough opponents they still face in the future.
With this victory, the South Carolina Gamecocks prepare to face off against Auburn next, as they continue to prove their ability and dedication in the competitive basketball league.