South Carolina G Williams injured

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NEW YORK (AP) -- South Carolina junior guard Brenton Williams was taken from the court on a stretcher after falling and injuring his neck when he was fouled on a drive to the basket against St. John's.

Williams drove the lane and was fouled by Phil Greene on Thursday night. As he was falling St. John's 6-foot-9, 223-pound freshmen forward Chris Obekpa also fell and he landed on Williams. The 175-pound Williams had his neck placed in a brace and he was slid on a backboard and placed on the stretcher.

A school spokeswoman said Williams was taken to a hospital for evaluation and that he had movement in his extremities.