COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Senior guard Levi Stukes became Georgias all-time leader in three-pointers as Georgia snapped a three-game losing streak, rolling past South Carolina 73-54 Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (14-9, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) swept the season series with the Gamecocks (12-11, 2-8) for the second straight year, but the victory came at a cost even as they helped their NCAA hopes with a second SEC road win.
Sophomore Mike Mercer, who leads Georgia in scoring at 13.7 points per game, injured his right knee with 9:45 left in the second half when it gave way as he tried to stop. Mercer's knee was put in an inflatable cast and he was wheeled off the floor to a standing ovation.
Billy Humphrey led Georgia with 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists and a career-high seven steals while Stukes added 13 points. South Carolina, which hit just 33-point-three percent, was led by Tre Kelley with 21 points and seven assists.
Stukes became Georgia's career three-point leader when he hit from long range with 2:51 left in the first half, giving him 232 to move ahead of D-A Layne. Stukes' three-pointer was part of a 15-5 run in the final 4:09 to take a 41-26 halftime lead.