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December 14

2006 NIT Champions
2006 NIT Champions

The Gamecocks ride a career night from senior guard Rocky Trice to defeat mid-major power Winthrop 68-54.

Trice’s second three-pointer of the first half gave USC a 25-13 lead. The Eagles were never able to close to within single digits the rest of the way. Trice scored a career-high 18 points in the game.

Carolina went on to won its second consecutive NIT championship that season, while Winthrop went 23-8, losing by only two to Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament first-round.