Number two-ranked South Carolina defeated ACC rival Duke 98-78 in Columbia.
A 19-5 USC run midway through the second half broke it open for the strong Gamecock team. John Roche’s 12-23 shooting performance powered the Gamecocks, while they held 30 PPG scorer Randy Denton of Duke to just eight points.
The ’70-’71 Gamecock squad finished 23-6, and appeared in the NCAA tournament.
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