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.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Xavier vs. Arizona Prediction Is Arizona laying too many points to Xavier in tonight's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup at 10:09PM ET?
Thumbnail Purdue vs. Kansas Prediction Will No. 1 Kansas continue to roll along when it takes on No. 4 Purdue in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament tonight at...
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. Gonzaga Prediction Can West Virginia upset Gonzaga tonight in the NCAA tournament? Tip-off for this matchup is set for 7:39PM ET.
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Oregon Prediction No. 7 Michigan looks to continue its Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament when it faces No. 3 Oregon in the Sweet 16 at...
Thumbnail CSU Bakersfield vs. UT-Arlington Pick Can No. 8 Cal-State Bakersfield continue its surprising run through the NIT Tournament when it takes on No. 6 Texas-Arlington in the...

NCAAB Team Pages