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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