COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Brenton Williams scored 24 points for South Carolina, and Kentucky coach John Calipari was ejected midway through the second half as the Gamecocks held off the 17th-ranked Wildcats 72-67 on Saturday night. South Carolina led by three at halftime and hit six of its first eight shots in the second half to go up 48-32 with 14:13 left. Kentucky made a furious charge after Calipari was tossed, but came up short.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Reger Dowell scored a career-high 37 points as Texas-Arlington overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat Western Kentucky 80-73 on Saturday night. UTA fell behind 20-5 in the first six minutes and Western Kentucky stretched the lead to 26-9.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Tarius Johnson and Glenn Cosey scored 14 points apiece to lead a balanced Eastern Kentucky offensive attack as the Colonels held off Tennessee State for a 70-66 win on Saturday night. Orlando Williams added 11 points while Corey Walden finished with seven and 10 rebounds for Eastern Kentucky.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - R.J. Hunter scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Georgia State preserved its number one standing in the Sun Belt with a 66-55 victory over Texas State on Saturday. Ryan Harrow added 14 points for the Panthers who have now won five in a row. Manny Atkins and Devonta White scored 13 points apiece.
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