WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena
TV: SportSouth (TWC 21/DTV 649/DISH 437)
RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5
RECORDS: USC 5-1, Western Kentucky 2-2
COACHES: Darrin Horn (26-11 in second season at USC, 137-59 in seventh season overall); Ken McDonald (27-11 in second season at Western Kentucky)
TICKETS: 1-800-472-3267, gamecocksonline.com
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
The injury-riddled Gamecocks play their first game without forward Mike Holmes and their second full game without forward Dominique Archie. Where does that leave the inside game? And how much more will the team need from Devan Downey? USC's frontcourt is down to three players, and it will have 10 available overall.
The injuries to Holmes and Archie make this a game that could go either way. A big game from Downey is imperative, but he will need more help than ever from his teammates.
- Seth Emerson