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COLUMBIA, S. Craig Anderson Jersey .C. -- PJ Dozier came to South Carolina last season as coach Frank Martins first McDonalds All-America recruit. Things, however, did not go Doziers way.Just look at him now.Dozier had a career-high 21 points to lead the 20th-ranked Gamecocks to a 68-50 victory over Vermont and a 7-0 start for the second consecutive year.The 6-foot-6 sophomore topped his previous best performance of 17 points in a season-opening win over Louisiana Tech. Two games later, it was Dozier who hit the game-winning shot in a 70-69 victory over Monmouth.Its a dramatic step forward form 2015-16 when Dozier was regularly in foul trouble and routinely pulled from games by Martin because of sub-standard defense.Last year wasnt my year, Dozier said. This year, (Martin) has that trust in me.Dozier helped the Gamecocks to a 13-1 run at the start of the second half. Maik Kotsar had eight points in the charge while Dozier had a 3-pointer and a thunderous finish to an alley-oop pass that had the crowd on its feet as South Carolina took a 49-32 lead.The Catamounts (6-3) could not respond to taller, quicker South Carolina.Last year, Martin said Dozier committed the triple sins of turnovers, not defending and getting into foul trouble. This year, hes playing hard, hes defending and hes never in foul trouble, Martin said. Last time I checked, you havent seen any of those turnovers where he throws it to the guy at the top of the key so he can dunk it in the other basket.Dozier had three of the Gamecocks four 3-pointers. Kotsar had 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, mostly from close to the basket, while Chris Silva added 12 points for South Carolina.Dozier had six rebounds, as did the 6-9 Silva, along with three steals.Anthony Lamb had 14 points, the only Vermont player in double figures.THE BIG PICTUREVermont: The Catamounts have won 20 or more games in coach John Beckers five seasons and had a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and the NIT in 2014. They do it with a mix of strong-shooting upperclassmen and enough young talent to compete in the American East Conference. But Vermont doesnt have enough firepower to keep up with a top-20 team like South Carolina. The Gamecocks defense kept the Catamounts off balance most of the way as they fell behind by 14 points in the opening half.South Carolina: For their success last week in defeating ranked opponents Michigan and Syracuse, the Gamecocks are very much a work in progress. One starter, Kotsar, and four of the five players off the bench are in their first years at South Carolina and several times an animated Martin yanked players, loudly questioning their technique. He calmed in the second half with South Carolinas quick start.POLL IMPLICATIONSSouth Carolina should maintain its spot in the rankings as long as it stays undefeated.WORRIED COACHWith South Carolina in the rankings for the first time this season, Martin worried his teams mindset might be off facing Vermont following wins against ranked teams Michigan and Syracuse last week. Im glad this games over with, Martin said. I just had a feeling that because of the success of the last couple of games against name teams, we werent going to be as clean was we needed to be.LEARNING LESSONSVermont coach John Becker believes his players are on the right path to another successful season in the America East Conference. Theyre just not there yet. He said the loss to South Carolina exposed some flaws that will need to be fixed in the next month. I think we found were just not tough enough yet, he said.UP NEXTVermont gets almost a week off before starting three straight at home with Dartmouth on Dec. 7.South Carolina concludes a two-game home stand against Florida International on Sunday.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. ;Mike Hoffman Jersey .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. Nate Thompson Jersey . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. http:///...gne-senators-jersey/ . The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum. OXFORD, Miss. -- Chad Kelly threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 19 Mississippi rout Wofford 38-13 on Saturday.Ole Miss (1-1) played just five days after losing to Florida State 45-34 on Monday night. The Rebels didnt appear tired, though, scoring on all four of their first-half drives to take a 24-3 halftime lead.I thought our kids came out with an edge, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. Especially on offense.Kelly completed short touchdown throws in the first half to Markell Pack, D.K. Metcalf and Quincy Adeboyejo, and Gary Wunderlich made a 40-yard field goal as the Rebels methodically moved the ball against overmatched Wofford of the Football Championship Subdivision level.It was an efficient, mistake-free performance from Kelly, who threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the Florida State loss. He completed 20 of 27 passes against Wofford.We were anxious to get that first win, Kelly said.The only bad news for the Rebels was when Metcalf, a 6-foot-4 freshman who has quickly earned a role as one of the teams top receivers, broke his left foot in the second quarter. He also caught a touchdown pass in the Florida State game.Freeze said he wasnt sure how much time Metcalf would miss, but its possible the injury could end his season.Ole Miss has already struggled with injuries this season. Starting cornerback Kendarius Webster and running back Eric Swinney both tore knee ligaments in the Florida State game and aare done for the season. Chris Kelly Jersey. Ole Miss announced a crowd of 64,232, which is a stadium record. The Rebels spent about $60 million on offseason renovations to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which included roughly 5,000 new seats after bowling in the north side of the stadium.Wofford (1-1) moved the ball effectively at times, but couldnt find the end zone until the fourth quarter, when quarterback Brad Butler ran for a 17-yard touchdown.QUOTABLEWofford coach Mike Ayres, who is in his 29th season leading the program, had a unique way of describing his teams growth so far this season: Were close. Were like that fat guy thats got one leg over the fence and hes close. Hes working to get that second leg over. Its tough, but its not quite there. Thats where we are. We didnt have a great day.THE TAKEAWAYWofford: The Terriers triple-option offense was decent, but finding the end zone was difficult against an SEC defense. Wofford has a 1-19 record against Football Bowl Subdivision teams.Ole Miss: The Rebels got what they needed -- a relatively uneventful, lopsided win. Now they can turn their attention to a marquee SEC game against Alabama in Oxford next weekend.UP NEXTWofford: The Terriers return home to face Johnson C. Smith.Ole Miss: The Rebels host Alabama after beating the Tide in each of the past two seasons. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '
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