Cats back in SEC title hunt with another win, moves into 2nd place

Alex Poythress - photo by Tammie Brown |
Alex Poythress – photo by Tammie Brown |

Five players scored in double figures as strong defense and sharp shooting led the Cats to a 77-55 win over at on Tuesday night.  Coupled with ’s loss to Arkansas, the win puts the Cats one game out of first place in the SEC.

“We’re coming together slowly but surely,” said graduate student guard Julius Mays. “I think we’re maybe a step or two from being where we want to be.”

South Carolina (12-10, 2-7 SEC) struggled to penetrate ’s perimeter defense, relying on deep twos and the three-ball to stay in the game early.

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