With the Texas Longhorns in town, USC appropriately launched “Urban Cowboy Night,” and the 5,629 fans in attendance saw Carolina lasso a 74-70 victory over UT.
The crowd, decked out in western wear, saw a great back and forth battle throughout. Carolina took the lead for good at the 9:38 mark after two Kevin Darmody free throws.
There was a great duel in the middle all night between USC freshman Jimmy Foster, and Texas great LaSalle Thompson. Foster held his own, scoring a team-high 24 points. Thompson racked up 31 points in a losing effort.
Jimmy Foster is one of only five members of the 1,000 rebound club at Carolina.