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Three-Point Barrage Carries USC Aiken Past Georgia College

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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.

Ronald Zimmerman poured in a game-high 21 points as he connected on seven-of-13 three-point attempts. DeVontae Wright played all 40 minutes, tallying 16 points and nine assists to go along with four rebounds. Santoine Butler accounted for 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench. Jesse Seilern netted 12 points while Paul Larsen and Rick Alderman each scored 10.

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.


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