Georgia sends South Carolina to worst SEC start in 15 years

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ATHENS, Ga. — Nemanja Djurisic shook a recent scoring slump with a career-high 22 points, and Georgia beat South Carolina 97-76 on Wednesday night, leaving the Gamecocks with their worst Southeastern Conference start in 15 years.

Georgia's Nemanja Djurisic shoots as South Carolina's Brenton Williams defends Wednesday. The Gamecocks fell to 0-5 in SEC play, their worst start since 1998-99.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia's Nemanja Djurisic shoots as South Carolina's Brenton Williams defends Wednesday. The Gamecocks fell to 0-5 in SEC play, their worst start since 1998-99.

Kenny Gaines had 14 points, Brandon Morris had 13 and Marcus Thornton had 12 for Georgia (10-7, 4-1).

The Bulldogs have their best start in the league since the 2002-03 season.

Sindarius Thornwell led South Carolina (7-11, 0-5) with 26 points.

NO. 18 DUKE 67, MIAMI 46

In Coral Gables, Fla., Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Duke (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami (10-8, 2-4).

NO. 25 OKLAHOMA 77,

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 69

In Norman, Okla., Buddy Hield scored 16 points as Oklahoma (15-4, 4-2 Big 12) defeated Texas Christian (9-9, 0-6).

Former Westside star Frank Booker had five points for the Sooners.

TENNESSEE 81,

ARKANSAS 74

In Knoxville, Tenn., Jordan McRae scored 34 points and put Tennessee ahead for good on a 3-pointer with 2:46 remaining as the Volunteers (12-6, 3-2 SEC) defeated Arkansas (12-6, 1-4) to continue the Razorbacks’ road woes in the Southeastern Conference.

The Razorbacks fell to 0-3 in true road games this season.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 82,

AUBURN 74

In Starkville, Miss., Roquez Johnson scored 18 pointsm and Mississippi State (13-5, 3-2 SEC) beat Auburn (8-8, 0-5).

MISSISSIPPI 63,

VANDERBILT 52

In Nashville, Tenn., Jarvis Summers scored 16 points in leading Ole Miss (13-5, 4-1 SEC) by Vanderbilt (9-8, 1-4).

WAKE FOREST 83,

VIRGINIA TECH 77

In Blacksburg, Va., Travis McKie scored 24 points to lead Wake Forest (13-6, 3-3 ACC) over Virginia Tech (8-10, 1-5).

WEST VIRGINIA 87, TEXAS TECH 81

In Morgantown, W.Va., Terry Henderson scored 28 points to lead West Virginia (11-8, 3-3 Big 12) over Texas Tech (10-9, 2-4).

Former Laney standout Robert Turner had 13.

TOP 25 FARED

No. 5 Wichita State (20-0) beat Illinois State, 70-55

No. 7 San Diego State (16-1) at San Jose State, late

No. 9 Wisconsin
(16-3)
lost at Minnesota 81-68

No. 10 Iowa (15-4) lost to No. 21 Michigan (13-4), 75-67

No. 12 Louisville
(17-3)
beat South Florida, 86-47

No. 13 UMass (16-2) lost to Richmond, 58-55

No. 19 Saint Louis (18-2) beat Duquesne, 76-72

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