Notice's 19 leads South Carolina to 68-45 Clemson win

Notice's 19 leads South Carolina to 68-45 Clemson win

By JEFFREY COLLINS

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Duane Notice scored 19 points to lead South Carolina to a 68-45 win over Clemson on Friday night.

Clemson (6-4) went scoreless over six minutes in the middle of the second half. The Gamecocks (6-3) scored 17 over the same period to lead 61-37 with just over six minutes to go.

The 23-point margin was South Carolina's biggest win in the rivalry since beating Clemson 81-53 in 1971.

After making just 1-of-9 3-pointers in the first half, South Carolina made 6 of its first 11 shots behind the arc in the second half.

The Tigers scored just 15 second half points as they lost to a Southeastern Conference team for the first time in four games this season. Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson with 14 points.

It's Gamecocks coach Frank Martin's first win over his team's in-state rival in three tries.

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