ON NEVER LOSING TO SOUTH CAROLINA: No I haven't [lost]. I'm 3-0 and looking to go 4-0. My teammates - we are preparing for South Carolina and that's our main goal coming off a three day Christmas break and we hope we can get back into the swing of things and hope we can pick up where we left off.
ON WHY CLEMSON HAS BEEN SO DOMINANT OF LATE: It's just preparation. How we've gone about preparing for them and our mentality. This year I'm not going to say it's going to be different but I look for something new to happen. They have a new coach. A new style and it's going to be something for us to look forward to and it's on their turf. It's going to be high-energy and it's going to be a high-intensity basketball game.
IS THE GAME AS IMPORTANT AS AN ACC GAME? Most definitely. since I've been here all you hear about is the hatred for South Carolina. I consider it a friendly rivalry but it's a good rivalry and it's what makes college sports what it is. That's something we look forward to- the bragging rights for the state. It's something we cherish every time we take to the battlefield against South Carolina. This time come Tuesday, we are going to do the same thing. We are going to be prepared just like they are going to be prepared. Whoever wants it the most is going to come out with the victory.