The seventh-ranked Gamecocks got the ’97-’98 basketball season off to a rousing start by defeating the Maryland Terrapins 76-72 in OT.
This game was part of the Black Coaches Association Classic played at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Carolina was paced by their outstanding backcourt duo of BJ McKie and Melvin Watson.
McKie led the way with 24 points, while Watson added 17, with a big 3-pointer with nine seconds left in OT to seal the win.
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