WHO: USC Gamecocks (2-0) vs. Rider Broncs (2-1)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena
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RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5
SERIES: Rider leads, 1-0
COACHES: Frank Martin (2-0 in first season at USC, 119-54 in six seasons); Kevin Baggett (2-1 in first season at Rider; 2-1 in first season)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Can the Gamecocks keep up their impressive start from the free-throw line this season? The team’s 82.5 percent mark leads the SEC.
Freshman Michael Carrera’s status is uncertain after sustaining a concussion in Wednesday’s practice. He did not play against Morgan State on Friday.
This is the second game of the Hoops for Hope Classic. Both Rider and USC will travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, later this week to play out the rest of the event, consisting of two games.
USC ranks fourth in the SEC with 15 offensive rebounds per game.
In their lone previous meeting, Rider defeated USC 63-56 on Dec. 18, 1982 in Columbia.