South Carolina recovers to complete sweep of Georgia, 64-58

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Duane Notice and Tyrone Johnson each scored 17 points and South Carolina recovered after blowing a 21-point lead to beat Georgia 64-58 on Tuesday night.

South Carolina (13-12, 4-9 Southeastern Conference) took its big lead at 34-13 and led 41-23 at halftime. The Gamecocks needed a strong finish to complete the season sweep of the Bulldogs, who never led.

Georgia (16-9, 7-6) suffered its second straight home loss to a team with a losing SEC record. Auburn beat the Bulldogs 69-68 on Saturday.

Georgia recovered from the big first-half deficit with a strong comeback and finally pulled even at 51-all on two free throws by Yante Maten.

South Carolina reclaimed the lead with a basket by Mindaugas Kacinas, who had 13 points, and Johnson's 3-pointer. Following a driving layup by Charles Mann which cut the Gamecocks' lead to 58-55, Notice sank another 3.

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