Carolina defeated the hated Clemson Tigers 62-58, in Clemson.
Deadly free-throw shooting in the final two minutes of the game preserved the victory for the Gamecocks.
USC found itself trailing by six early in the second half, but came back to take the lead for good at the five minute mark when Bob Carver put in a rebound shot. Carolina held a tedious lead the rest of the way. USC had to convert 8 of 10 foul shots at the end to hold off the stubborn Tigers. Kevin Joyce led the scoring with 18 points, while Tom Riker added 13.