PRINCETON, N.J. | Devan Downey had 22 points, seven steals and six assists as South Carolina beat Princeton 84-58 Tuesday night to bounce back from its first loss.
Zam Fredrick added 20 points for the Gamecocks (5-1), who snapped a two-game Princeton winning streak and handed the Tigers (2-3) their largest margin of defeat at Jadwin Gym since it opened in 1969. Princeton's previous worst loss at Jadwin was 73-48 to Penn in 1999.
Dan Mavraides had 15 points off the bench for Princeton, which is 0-3 at home, and Doug Davis added 13. The Tigers committed 26 turnovers that led to 31 Gamecock points.
Trailing by as much as 13-4, Princeton took its only lead of the game at 24-23 with 5:52 left in the first half. South Carolina responded by scoring the final 15 points of the half.
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The Gamecocks extended the run to 17 to start the second half, and went on to lead by as many as 33 points.