Carolina defeated its arch-rival Clemson 67-56, despite some tough circumstances.
Dwane Morrison made his coaching debut for the Gamecocks in this one after previous coach Chuck Noe had to resign in mid-season because of health issues. Undeterred, USC star Ronnie Collins, who scored 22 points, led a second-half surge spearheaded by a tight man-to-man defense that buried the Tigers.
Collins had a good career with the Gamecocks. His 17 points per game scoring average is 10th best at USC, while his 80 percent at the foul line is sixth best.