The “Three Amigos” showed the way for Carolina in a 92-70 hoops victory over South Carolina State. Though trailing at halftime, the backcourt trio of Melvin Watson, Larry Davis and BJ McKie led a 20-0 run to break the game open midway in the second half.
Watson was the star of the game with 23 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds. Davis added 22 points and 4 steals. Star freshman BJ McKie, playing in only his second career game, tallied 9 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.
The ’95-’96 Gamecocks finished with a record of 19-12, losing to Alabama in the NIT.