Puerto Vallarta, MX (Sports Network) - Lakeem Jackson registered a double-
double with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds as the South Carolina
Gamecocks posted a 74-62 win over the Trojans of Arkansas-Little Rock
in the championship game of the Hoops for Hope Classic at the Puerto Vallarta
Jackson, who shot 5-of-7 from the floor for the Gamecocks (5-1), added five
assists and a pair of blocked shots. Brenton Williams made good on all seven
of his field goal chances as he tallied a team-best 17 points, followed by
LaShay Page with 16 points, Mindaugas Kacinas with 13 and Eric Smith 12 points
in the victory.
The Trojans (4-3) were paced by Will Neighbour who tallied a game-high 19
points, but he was the only UALR player to score in double figures.
USC scored the first points of the game and never looked back, the team
shooting 57.1 percent from the floor in order to take a commanding 39-22 lead
at the break.
In the second half the Gamecocks continued their hot shooting, making good on
54.5 percent from the field, en route to the 12-point win.
South Carolina turned the ball over a total of 21 times, but the team was able
to overcome those miscues by owning a 40-25 advantage on the glass. The
Trojans didn't do themselves any favors by shooting only 11-of-23 at the free-
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