Led by USC Hall-of-Famer Grady Wallace, Carolina defeated the Florida Gators by a score of 77-71 in the Gator Bowl Classic Basketball Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.
Wallace had an extraordinary ’56-‘57 season, leading the nation with a 31.3 PPG scoring average. He was named an All-American, leading the ACC in scoring and rebounding.
His 28 PPG career avg. is the best at USC, while his 12.8 rebounds per game are second best. Not bad for a JUCO transfer from Pikeville (Ky.) Junior College.