COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -Zam Fredrick and Mike Holmes scored 17 points apiece to make Darrin Horn a winner in his debut as South Carolina coach with an 89-76 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night.
Horn took over last April for retiring coach Dave Odom. Horn promised more intensity from his club and the Gamecocks didn't disappoint in the opener for both teams.
South Carolina began with a 10-0 run and pushed the lead to 18 points less than 11 minutes in.
South Carolina was up 58-32 midway through the second half when Jacksonville State caught fire and used a 27-14 run to cut the lead in half.
However, Holmes hit two straight baskets and Dominique Archie two foul shots to restore control.
Jacksonville State, also in its first game with a new coach in James Green, was led by Brandon Crawford's 28 points.

Recent NCAAB Discussions

Advertisement
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  
Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Longhorns mired in extended slump After starting the season ranked No. 21 in the country, Texas has lost three in a row. Will Shaka Smart’s troops be able to reverse course against Alabama?
Thumbnail Edwardsville vs. Indiana Pick Will No. 13 Indiana have a letdown showing when it plays host to SIU-Edwardsville tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Cincinnati vs. Iowa St. Pick Will No. 19 Iowa State stay perfect at home when it plays host to Cincinnati tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Saint Mary's vs. Stanford Prediction Will Stanford pull off the upset or at least cover the spread when it hosts Saint Mary’s at 11:00PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Ohio State vs. Virginia Prediction Will tonight's non-conference tilt between Ohio State and Virginia turn into a defensive struggle at 9:15PM ET tonight?
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages