Johnson’s 6 3s, 25 points help South Carolina beat WKU 65-58

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Meechie Johnson hit six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points — both career bests — and freshman Gregory Jackson II added 12 points and a season-high 16 rebounds to help South Carolina beat Western Kentucky 65-58. The Gamecocks shot 34% (22 of 64) from the field and made just 12 of 25 (48%) from the free-throw line but hit nine 3-pointers and outrebounded Western Kentucky 51-31. Jacobi Wright and Johnson each hit a 3-pointer in a 15-2 spurt that culminated when Johnson converted a traditional three-point play that gave South Carolina a 10-point lead with 2:15 remaining. Dayvion McKnight scored 28 points with eight rebounds and three steals for Western Kentucky.

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