National Basketball Association
South Carolina 77, Arkansas 65
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials: # Pat Adams, # Bart Lenox, # Wil Howard
Attendance: 12374

A big second half helped South Carolina continue what could be quite a comeback story.

Freshman guard A.J. Lawson led three players in double figures with 24 points to lead South Carolina to a 77-65 win over Arkansas in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.

Lawson went 8 of 12 from the field overall and 4 of 5 from 3-point range to help the Gamecocks improve to 7-3 in conference play following a 4-7 start to the season. The win also put them back above .500 at 12-11.

For most of the first half, it didn't look like it would be South Carolina's day.

Arkansas built a 30-19 with 4:18 remaining in the first half and held a 35-31 edge at halftime.

The Razorbacks rebuilt their lead to double-digits, taking a 50-37 lead with 15:37 remaining in the game before the Gamecocks roared back.

South Carolina answered with a 12-0 run to close within one at 50-49 with 11:52 remaining, and then after Arkansas seemed to restore order by building a 54-49 lead with 10:40 left, South Carolina went on a 10-0 run over the next two minutes to lead 59-54.

Arkansas answered with a 7-0 run to reclaim a two-point lead with 6:02 remaining, but South Carolina rallied to take a 67-63 lead with 3:37 left.

Leading 67-65, South Carolina put the game away with a 10-0 run, with a Lawson layup with 1:34 remaining all but sealing it.

Freshman Keyshawn Bryant scored 17 points and senior Chris Silva added 16 points and eight rebounds for South Carolina, which shot 54.2 percent from the field overall (26 of 48) and 66.7 percent from 3-point range (10 of 15).

Junior Jalen Harris scored 17 points, and sophomore Mason Jones added 15 points in defeat for Arkansas, which shot 38.6 percent from the floor overall (22 of 57) and just 6 of 22 from 3-point range.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arkansas   South Carolina
Jalen Harris 17 Scoring A.J. Lawson 24
Mason Jones 4 Assists Tre Campbell 3
Adrio Bailey 6 Rebounds Chris Silva 8
Jalen Harris 7 Free Throws Made Chris Silva 8
Adrio Bailey 3 Steals Keyshawn Bryant 2
Adrio Bailey 1 Blocks Chris Silva 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Arkansas 65 38.6 6-22 15-20 11 27 4 13 14
South Carolina 77 54.2 10-15 15-24 15 33 5 4 21