Number four-ranked South Carolina won its 13th straight game in convincing fashion, 86-54 over Virginia Tech.
Carolina used a 16-0 first-half run to build a huge 56-27 halftime lead. The Gamecocks were simply dominant, shooting an amazing 64 percent for the half. USC cruised to the victory behind great performances from John Roche (27 pts.), Bobby Cremins (19 pts.) and especially Tom Owens. Owens grabbed an amazing 21 rebounds in this game, and tossed in 16 points as well.