COLUMBIA — Brenton Williams scored the go-ahead basket with just under three seconds remaining to lift South Carolina to a 68-67 win over Kentucky Wesleyan in exhibition basketball Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena.
Williams led the Gamecocks with 22 points, while Lakeem Jackson had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Carrera added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Kentucky Wesleyan outrebounded South Carolina, 35-31. The Gamecocks begin the regular season at home Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. against Milwaukee.
MOUNT PLEASANT — College of Charleston and Wofford battled for 110 minutes to a scoreless tie.
Keeper Kees Heemskerk made five saves for the Cougars (8-9-1, 4-2-1 Southern Conference).
With the tie, the Cougars take the No. 3 seed in the upcoming SoContournament and will host sixth-seeded Appalachian State in the opening-round quarterfinals on Saturday.
Wynter Davis had 11 kills and Charleston Southern hit .408 from the floor in a 25-3, 25-12, 25-14 win over Savannah State (0-29).
CSU (12-18) beat the Tigers for the third time this season.
Charleston Southern is at Coastal Carolina on Friday.
Junior midfielders Mariana Garcia and Vanessa Aponte of The Citadel were voted to the 2012 All-Southern Conference first and second teams, respectively, by the league’s head coaches.
Garcia broke school career records in goals (31), points (67) and shots on goal (100). This season, she tied for 12th in the NCAA with 14 goals and tied for 34th with 28 points.
Aponte owns school records for career assists (12) and shots (204).
This year, she broke the school season record for assists with seven.
Jannel Johnson was selected to the conference’s all-freshman team. She had five goals and 13 points on the season.