The Phoenix (1-1) never trailed in the second half as Elon upended the first power-conference team to visit Alumni Gym, its on-campus facility.
It took the Gamecocks (1-1) more than 15 minutes to take their only lead and that edge lasted just one possession. South Carolina missed all 12 of its first-half 3-point shots.
NO. 3 OHIO STATE 81, NO. 7 FLORIDA 74
In Columbus, Ohio, William Buford scored 21 points and Ohio State weathered Florida’s fast start.
Jared Sullinger added 16 points, Deshaun Thomas had 15 and Aaron Craft 13 points and seven assists for the Buckeyes
NO. 10 MEMPHIS 97, BELMONT 81
In Memphis, Tenn., Will Barton scored 23 points and Wesley Witherspoon added 22 to lift Memphis.
NO. 11 BAYLOR 77, SAN DIEGO STATE 67
In Waco, Texas, Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller sparked a second-half run that finally put Baylor in control.
NO. 13 XAVIER 86, IPFW 63
In Cincinnati, Tu Holloway returned from a one-game suspension and scored 24 points to lead Xavier.
Holloway was suspended for the season opener against Morgan State for playing in too many summer league games, a violation of NCAA rules.
NO. 18 VANDERBILT 80, BUCKNELL 68
In Nashville, Tenn., Jeffery Taylor scored 14 points and led five players in double digits to help Vanderbilt beat Bucknell with two starters out due to injuries.
NO. 20 CINCINNATI 73, JACKSONVILLE STATE 59
In Cincinnati, Dion Dixon scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half, shooting over Jacksonville State’s undersized zone defense, and the 20th-ranked Bearcats weathered a sluggish second half.
NO. 12 GEORGIA 68, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 49
In Statesboro, Ga., Jasmine Hassell had 17 points and six rebounds to lead Georgia.
Kha Miller and Jasmine James each had 16 points for Georgia (2-0), which had 31 points off turnovers.
NO. 3 TENNESSEE 92, NO. 7 MIAMI 76
In Knoxville, Tenn., Taber Spani scored 20 points and Tennessee outlasted Miami in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
NO. 4 CONNECTICUT 112, PACIFIC 53
In Storrs, Conn., freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 25 points and Bria Hartley added 18 as Connecticut extended its record home winning streak to 85.
NO. 6 TEXAS A&M 76, NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 58
In College Station, Texas, Kelsey Bone scored 15 points, Sydney Carter added 14 and Tyra White added 13 as Texas A&M cruised.
NO. 17 KENTUCKY 100, JACKSONVILLE STATE 25
In Lexington, Ky., Kentucky forced 48 turnovers, setting a women’s basketball school record.
After the Gamecocks scored the first game’s first basket, Kentucky went on a 22-0 run that included 13 forced turnovers.