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      Page leads Gamecocks past Morgan State

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Senior guard LaShay Page scored 20 points to lead South Carolina to an 87-71 victory over Morgan State on Friday night.

      Justin Black led Morgan State (1-2) with 20 points.

      Morgan State got off to a fast start and led by as many as seven points in the first half until the Gamecocks came back and took the lead 22-20 with 9:10 to play on a layup by Eric Smith.

      It proved to be the only lead change of the game.

      South Carolina (2-0) led by as many as 11 points in the first half and by a 45-41 margin at halftime.

      The Bears entered Friday night's game coming off back to back losses to Old Dominion and Holy Cross after opening the season with a 71-59 victory over Texas-San Antonio.

      The Gamecocks were playing without starting forward Michael Carrera, who missed the game because of a concussion.