March 22, 2005
ESPN named Tre’ Kelley the player of the game.
The nine assists by Tre’ Kelley are the most by a Gamecock this season and the most by a Gamecock since Chuck Edison had 10 vs. Florida on 1/18/03 and 10 vs. SC State on 11/29/02 … Kelley’s previous career high was 8 against Georgia on 1/8/05.
Carlos Powell – double figures in 28 of 30 games this year and 83 games in his career. He has led the Gamecocks in scoring in 20 of the 30 games this season.
The attendance tonight was 8730.
Brandon Wallace hit double figures for the second straight game and seventh time in his career (3rd time this season).
The 37 points by USC are the most they have scored in the first half since they scored 37 against Florida at home on Feb. 28 … The 10 steals by USC is more than USC has had in the last 2 games combined.
Carolina’s bench outscored UNLV’s bench 25-2 in the first half. Only two USC starters scored in the first half. (Wallace, 8 and Powell, 4) In the second half, the Rebels bench outscored the Gamecocks 7-3 for a final total of 28-9 for bench scoring.
The 5 rebounds by Renaldo Balkman equals the amount of rebounds he has had in the last 3 games combined.
Former Gamecocks in attendance tonight: BJ McKie, Mike Boynton, Jr., Sheldon Everett, Terry Dozier and IVAN HOWELL (at first count).
USC leads the overall series against UNLV 5-1 and holds a 4-0 mark against the Runnin’ Rebels in Columbia … The last meeting between the two schools before tonight took place in the 2002 NIT on March 19th in Columbia with the Gamecocks taking a 75-65 victory.