Gamecocks Claim 82-75 Overtime Win Over Milwaukee In Season Opener

South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin following Sunday’s overtime win against Milwaukee at Colonial Life Arena.

Brenton Williams scored 12 of his 14 points in overtime as South Carolina (1-0) overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half to defeat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 82-75 Sunday inFrank Martin’s debut as Gamecocks coach.  The Gamecocks trailed 40-23 early in the second half before ending the period on a 26-12 run and tied things on two foul shots by freshman Mindaugas Kacinasto force the extra period.  Freshman forward Michael Carrera was stellar in the contest, posting a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds. It marked the first double-double by a Gamecock freshman since the 2008 campaign. Kacinas also pulled down double-digit rebounds with 13, while adding eight points.