The 14th-ranked Gamecocks go to Atlanta and defeat the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech 82-73.
Although Carolina jumped out to a big early lead (26-12), turnovers plagued the team on this night, keeping the Jackets within striking distance most of the way. The USC lead was cut to only four at the break, but was built to double-digits midway in the half. Tech was able to get within four with 3:53 left, but the Gamecocks regrouped and salted it away against the outmanned Yellow jackets.
Guard Brian Winters led the USC attack with 26 points, followed by Alex English who had 21.
Winters had a phenomenal year, averaging 20 PPG, shooting 51% from the floor, and 82% from the foul line.