Dec. 4, 2004
South Carolina vs. Clemson Game Notes
The loss is Carolina’s first to Clemson since the 1999-2000 season. It was Carolina’s first home loss to Clemson since the 1998-99 season. It also ended Carolina’s 26 game non-conference home winning streak and it is the first home non-conference loss for Carolina at the Colonial Center. The loss was South Carolina first non-conference home loss since losing to Georgetown 70-68 on December 6, 2001. USC is now 20-1 at the Colonial Center and 29-2 under Coach Odom in home non-conference games.
The loss was also Coach Odom’s first to Clemson in 10 games.
The 21 points is a career high for Tre’ Kelley. His previous career high was 18 against Arkansas last season.
USC is 38-35 in overtime games – including 2-1 last season (wins at Auburn and against Alabama and a loss vs. Miss. State)
The last time USC and CU went to OT — CU won 84-89 in Feb. 6, 1993 … USC is 2-6 in OT vs. the Tigers.
Clemson’s Olu Babalola is the first player to foul out against USC this year. Sharrod Ford was the second player to foul out against USC.
Renaldo Balkman had a career high 10 rebounds.
Carlos Powell has now extended his consecutive games scored in to 74 (last time he didn’t MSU 3/2/02) The eight points ended his 18 game non-conference streak of scoring 10 or more points.
The 29-28 score is South Carolina’s first lead of the game (14:16 — 2nd Half)
The attendance tonight is 17,828 – the third largest crowd in Colonial Center history and the largest crowd ever for a non-conference game.
USC scored 19 of their 22 points in the final 10 minutes of the first half.