Gamecocks Improve To 9-0

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Freshman PJ Dozier finished with a career-high 16 points, leading South Carolina to a 79-54 victory over Drexel Tuesday night.

The Gamecocks are one of eight remaining undefeated teams in Division I men’s basketball. They improved to 9-0, their best start since the 1970-71 season, and landed just outside of the Top 25 this week.

Drexel led by as many as six points in the first half but an 11-0 run gave South Carolina the lead for good at 26-21 on a Laimonas Chatkevisius 3-pointer. Michael Carrera scored five points during the run, and Dozier connected on three free throws .

Sindarius Thornwell finished with 13 points and Michael Carrera added 10 for South Carolina.

Tavon Allen finished with 18 points to lead Drexel and Sammy Mojica chipped in 13.

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