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Jan. 8, 2005

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

– The four combined technical fouls are the most since USC (2) and LSU (1) combined for 3 techs last year in Columbia — and the most in a game since USC joined the SEC

– The Gamecocks have now shot 50% or better from the floor in four straight games … The last time USC shot 50% or better in at least three straight games was in the 1997-98 season when USC shot .500 against Alabama, .522 against Mississippi State, and .533 against Arkansas … The last time it happened before that was in the 1992-93 season when USC shot .500 against Georgia Southern, .526 vs. Oklahoma, and .533 vs. UNC-Asheville.

– Tre’ Kelley had a career high 8 assists tonight

– Josh Gonner was in double figures for the 7th time this year

– Tonight’s attendance is 12,270 – in 39 home games here – 24 games have been over 10,000 and 20 have been over 12,270

– Tre’ Kelley was in double figures for the 6th time this year (and the 12th time in his career)

– Carlos Powell is .585 from the field this year — his best year from the field (his freshman year), he shot .458 percent … Tonight against UGA, he was 8 of 12 from the floor … After starting the season 1-9 from the 3 point line in the last 2 games Carlos Powell is 3-4 from beyond the arch … Powell is in double figures this year for the 11th time in 12 games (only scored 8 vs. Clemson) …

– Down 13-3 at 14:56, USC went on a 41-11 run to end the first half to have a 44-24 lead at the break … USC has led all but two games at halftime this season … The two games that USC did not lead at half went into overtime (Clemson, SC State)

After being down 13-3 at 14:56 — USC took it`s first lead at 18-15 (9:52)

– USC’s Antoine Tisby made his first career start tonight

– USC swept the series with Georgia last year (Athens, 84-63; Columbia, 63-47)

– USC leads the all-time series 42-41

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