Gamecocks Go Cold In D.C., Hoyas Win 67-59

Georgetown's Mike Sweetney did what Chuck Eidson had been doing before last night. He dominated. The Hoya's big man was all over the court grabbing 11 rebounds and pumping-in a season high 27 points while leading the shrubs to a 67-59 victory over the Gamecocks and keeping the DC vines undefeated on the young season ...

It was the fourth meeting between the two schools since 1923 and Georgetown has yet to drop a contest to USC.

The Gamecocks went ahead for the first time, 33-31, when Ro Howell nailed two freethrows with 18:32 to play. And SC would grab the lead three more times in the second half before going cold during a Sweetney led 11-zip run that would see Georgetown go up 53-45, a lead the Hoyas would not forgo for the remainder of the evening.

Chuck Eidson, the Gamecocks' "go-to man" during the first four games of the season, was effectively shut-down by the Hoyas. Eidson would foul out of the game with 3:01 remaining after having gone only 1 of 4 from the field and turning the ball over eight times.

Carlos Powell took leading scorer honors for the Gamecocks knocking down 18 points and six rebounds.

Kerbrell Brown was effective at times scoring 17 points, but he missed a wide open three that was the Gamecocks' last chance to tie midway through the second half.

The Gamecocks went on a dry-ice spell missing 13 consecutive shots at the basket during an oh for naught 11:40 (eleven minutes and forty seconds) run that saw Georgetown take control and hand SC their first loss of the season in the process.

South Carolina travels to Raleigh, NC to take on the NC State Wolfpack Sunday, December 8 at 6:30 PM EST on FOXSS.

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