Gamecock Basketball Update - Notes & Quotes

With the men's basketball team completing their final exams, the Gamecock hoops squad now turns their attention to the holiday schedule. Wofford is up next following by road trips to Colorado State and Wyoming with at least one game on TV in the process ...


After eight days off, to study and complete final exams, USC will take on Wofford Monday, Dec. 16 at approximately 8:07 pm in the Carolina Center. (the women play Middle Tennessee State prior to the men's game).

The line-up for Monday night's game vs. Wofford is as follows:

South Carolina Gamecocks (4-2)

F    Carlos Powell
F   Rolando Howell
C   Marius Petravicius
G   Chuck Eidson
G   Michael Boynton

This is the same line-up USC used in the win against Temple and the loss at Georgetown.


Coach Odom said Sunday that he expects to see more of freshmen Marcus Morrison and Tarence Kinsey because they've been, "playing well this week."


The game against Wofford will be broadcast regionally on ComCast, with Mike Morgan as the play-by-play announcer and former College of Charleston Head Coach John Kreese doing the color.


The men's and women's basketball teams hosted a Christmas party today for the Boys and Girl's Clubs of Columbia, in cooperation with the USC Tip-off Club. The teams gave the kids gifts, signed autographs and lowered the baskets so the kids could slam-dunk.  In addition, Santa Claus made a visit and for the second straight year, Santa sunk a three-pointer as he left the gym.


A reminder, USC departs Tuesday morning, Dec. 17 for it's trip out West. The Gamecocks will take on Wyoming Thurs., Dec. 19 and then travel to Colorado State where they will take on the Rams on Sunday, Dec. 22 before returning to Columbia late Sunday night. The Gamecocks are 1-0 against both teams lifetime and it will be USC's first trip to either school and its first visit to the state of Wyoming.

Note: Coach Odom is planning on contacting Gamecock Legend John Roche and inviting him to attend the Colorado State game as the Gamecock's guest of honor. Roche is an attorney and has been living and practicing in Denver, Colorado for the last 30 years including his pro basketball days.

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