Three-Point Barrage Carries USC Aiken Past Georgia College
By Press Release
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Six University of South Carolina Aiken men's basketball student-athletes reached double figures en route to a 91-70 road win at Georgia College Wednesday evening in a Peach Belt Conference contest.
The Pacers are now 16-2 overall, including an 8-0 effort against league foes.
Alvin Brown grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds while Alderman snagged five.
Head coach Vince Alexander's team buried 27-of-52 shots from the floor (51.9 percent) for the contest. USC Aiken drilled 13-of-26 three-point shots (50 percent) while also canning 24-of-29 shots from the charity stripe (82.8 percent).
The Pacers held a 39-18 advantage on the glass. The team also had a 17-7 lead in assists.
USC Aiken fell behind 11-2 just five minutes into the contest. However, Wright got the team going with a jumper at the 13:45 mark. Brown's two free throws pulled the team within five at 11-6.
With 4:01 to play in the opening period, Seilern drained a deep three off a pass from Butler, evening the contest at 26. The bucket sparked a 14-3 spurt by the Pacers. During the run, Alderman made a lay-up, Zimmerman made two three-point buckets, Wright hit a jumper and Butler made a free throw, helping the team to a 37-29 lead at the break.
Leading 54-48 with 12:28 to go in the game, Zimmerman converted a three from the win, pushing the margin to nine. After a basket by the Bobcats, Butler made a three-pointer for an 11-point edge.
After a lay-up by the home squad, Butler's shot gave the visitors a double-digit lead. From that point forward, Alexander's team increased the lead en route to the 21-point victory.
The Pacers return to action on the road Saturday against Francis Marion at 3:30 p.m.