Carolina “stole” a victory from Metro Conference rival Memphis State at Frank McGuire Arena.
The Gamecocks used a season-high 13 steals to romp past the Tigers 84-58. Carolina used a 2-1-2 zone trap to create havoc for Memphis, forcing turnovers and easy baskets. This came against a good MSU team that made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The highlight of the game was a steal and reverse dunk by 6’- 4” leaper Tony Shaw early in the first half. Seven Gamecocks scored in double-figures, led by John Hudson and Terry Gould with 12 each.