Kentucky is looking to bounce back after dropping their first SEC game to Texas A &M, but they still have a tough test ahead as they host South Carolina.
Several misses by each team and South Carolina is on the board first with a basket, Rhyne Howard answers with a basket, and one getting it for a 3 point play, SC with another basket to take back the lead, Patterson gets a basket and South Carolina scores back to back after a Kentucky missed attempt, they are up 8-5. But Kentucky with back to back baskets and they take the lead followed by another basket to open up a 4 point lead but the Gamecocks get within two but the Cats go on an 8-0 run as they lead 19-15 after the first quarter.
South Carolina starts off the second quarter with one of two free throws followed by a basket to get within one but Blair Green hits a 3 pointer and Rhyne Howard with a basket, 24-10, but SC answers with back to back baskets, within two. Kentucky with two free throws from Howard and a basket by Edwards a free throw and basket will put the Cats up by 31-26 after the Gamecocks score, and then score again. Kentucky will lead 41-32 into halftime