USC Men's Basketball

Oh, my! South Carolina’s AJ Lawson throws down monster dunk vs. Ole Miss

A.J. Lawson brought the house down Tuesday night.

Providing the highlight to South Carolina’s furious first half run against Ole Miss, Lawson had a put-back slam that nearly took the roof off Colonial Life Arena.

The freshman perfectly sized up a missed Felipe Haase 3-pointer and all but bent the rim — while being fouled. Lawson flexed in celebration as Gamecock fans went nuts.

South Carolina defeated Ole Miss 79-64 behind Lawson’s 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals.

“When I was in the air and I saw the ball coming my way, I knew I had to catch it,” Lawson said. “Once I caught it, I knew I was going to just flush it in there. And then when it happened, everyone was screaming, my teammates were encouraging me. It was just a good moment.”

“I don’t know where to start,” added USC senior forward Chris Silva. “If I had to rate it, I’d give it an 11 out of 10.”

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Andrew Ramspacher has been covering college athletics since 2010, serving as The State’s USC men’s basketball beat writer since October 2017. His work has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Virginia Press Association and West Virginia Press Association. At a program-listed 5-foot-10, he’s always been destined to write about the game. Not play it.
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