Like many fights, the knockout blow came late in the match, but the Gamecocks laid out the Hairy Dawgs 68-51 and regained their winning momentum going into the SEC tournament. After two tough losses to Vanderbilt and Tennessee, USC needed to regain its mojo for post-season play, and the last place Dawgs were just the ticket to accomplish that. Devan Downey led USC with 23 points and 8 assists.
March 7, 2009
South Carolina head coach Dave Odom announced today that 2007 South Carolina Mr. Basketball Mike Holmes has been admitted to South Carolina and will play basketball for the Gamecocks this season. Holmes was ranked as the #24 power forward in the country by Scout.com, and was a four star recruit.
July 17, 2007
On an evening when the Knicks' Renaldo Balkman, the ghost of what could have been, was recording 13 points and 12 rebounds against the Hawks in Atlanta, and the current Gamecock team was struggling to a disappointing 52-61 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, the hope for the future was on the USC home floor at the South Carolina High School State Basketball Championships, played at the Colonial Center.
March 5, 2007
The race for the state's 2007 Mr. Basketball award just got more interesting with the impending return of South Carolina commit PF Michael Holmes. Holmes will emerge to the forefront as one of the leading candidates heading into the season for the coveted award. Inside Scout.com's national recruiting director Dave Telep has the story.
September 28, 2006