ELON, N.C. -- Lucas Troutman scored 16 points and Austin Hamilton added 12 as Elon held off South Carolina, 58-53, Tuesday night.

The Phoenix (1-1) never trailed in the second half as Elon upended the first power-conference team to visit Alumni Gym, its on-campus facility.

It took the Gamecocks (1-1) more than 15 minutes to take their only lead, and that edge lasted just one possession. South Carolina missed all 12 of its first-half 3-point shots.

Anthony Gill and Malik Cooke scored nine points apiece for South Carolina.

Elon led 34-23 at halftime. South Carolina closed to within one point twice in the second half.

3-Point -- USC 3-27 (Cooke 1-3, Leonard 1-11, Williams 1-3, Richardson 0-6, Smith 0-2, Slawson 0-2); Elon 6-16 (Beaumont 1-1, Spradlin 2-4, Hamilton 0-1, Koch 0-4, Blake 0-2, Ervin 3-4). Steals -- USC 9 (Harris 2, Jackson 2, Leonard 2); Elon 1 (Bonney). Blocks -- CSU 2 (Gill, Harris); Elon 3 (Troutman 2). Turnovers -- USC 7 (Gill 2, Jackson 2); Elon 14 (Spradlin 4). A -- 1,589.