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Nov. 3, 2005

Come see a Gamecock basketball game for free and help beat Carolina beat Clemson on the same night!

The University of South Carolina men’s basketball team, returning four starters from the 2005 NIT championship team, will open the season at the Colonial Center with an exhibition with USC-Aiken. The 7:30 pm exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 10 will be free of charge and open to all the public. All seating will be general admission and doors at the Colonial Center will open at 6:30 pm.

The South Carolina student-athletes are participating in a food drive competition against the Clemson student-athletes. The Gamecock student-athletes will be on hand at the door that night (Nov. 10) to collect canned food items. The canned food drive, a competition between the two school’s student-athletes, will culminate on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Carolina-Clemson football game when the winner will be announced at half-time. All canned food items collected from both schools will be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank. Basketball fans are encouraged to bring multiple cans of food to the Colonial Center.

The men’s basketball regular season opens at home with a 1:30 pm game against Toledo on Sunday, Nov. 20.