The Gamecocks open the ‘77-‘78 basketball season with a big win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers 62-55 at the Carolina Coliseum.
With star center Kevin McHale out for Minnesota with an injury, USC is able to control the boards. Forward Golie Augustus led the way with nine rebounds, while center Jim Graziano added eight boards. Graziano also led the way in scoring with 21 points, while the floor general, point guard Jackie Gilloon, added nine.
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