Chatkevicius' 12 points leads South Carolina to 67-50 win

Chatkevicius' 12 points leads South Carolina to 67-50 win

By PETE IACOBELLI

AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Laimonas Chatkevicius scored 12 points, Duane Notice had 11 and South Carolina ended a four-game losing streak with a 67-50 victory over Georgia on Saturday.

The Gamecocks (11-9, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) won for just the second time since toppling then No. 9 Iowa State in Brooklyn, New York earlier this month.

Georgia had come in on a five-game winning streak and had won its last five against South Carolina. But the Bulldogs played without leading scorer and rebound Marcus Thornton, who remained home with a concussion, and shot just 4 of 24 from the field in the second half.

J.J. Frazier led Georgia with 16 points, 11 of them from the foul line.

Tyrone Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell had 10 points apiece for South Carolina. Chatkevicius, the 6-foot-11 center, had scored only eight points his previous three games.

South Carolina starter Demetrius Henry also did not play with a concussion.

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