|Odom wins 400th game as South Carolina beats Radford 90-63|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 02 January 2008 16:58|
The Gamecocks (8-5) had been letting their opponents hang around. But South Carolina went on a 19-5 run midway through the first half to take a 24-15 lead and never trailed again.
Devan Downey added 23 points, while Dominique Archie scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks.
Martell McDuffy led the Highlanders (4-10) with 19 points while Kenny Thomas and Joey Lynch-Flohr added 17 points each.
Odom, 65, reached the 400-win mark in his 22nd season. He has coached at East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina, where he is 122-91 in seven seasons.
The Gamecocks led by eight at halftime,but Radford cut its deficit to 44-40 on McDuffey's 3-pointer with 18:27 left.
South Carolina would score seven straight points to go up 51-40 on Downey's 3-pointer with 17:23 left.
Three 3-pointers - two by Kenny Thomas - pulled the Highlanders within 54-49 on McDuffy's trey with 14:36 left. But Radford never got closer as the Gamecocks scored nine straight points to go up 66-51 with 9:46 left on Downey's steal and layup.
South Carolina's Evka Baniulis started in place of guard Brandis Raley-Ross, who is out for at least two weeks with a sprained left knee. He scored five points and had five rebounds.