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Dec. 14, 2005

Box Score | Notes

South Carolina Head Coach Dave Odom Quotes:

“I don’t know the last time we prepared that long ad that well for a game.”

“Tonight, what you saw was as a result of a long week of academic exams; academic wise and basketball wise.”

“We do understand we beat a very good team who did not play their best.”

“One of the most pleasing things was the way we came out and played in the second half.”

“I would have like to finish the game a little better, but it’s tough to send reserves in late.”

“The problem with our team right now is they want to take the game on themselves, and not let it come to them.”

“This was a really good win. We know who they are. They are the team who’s been to the NCAA tournament 5 out of 7 years, not us.”

Winthrop Head Coach Gregg Marshall Quotes:

“Coach Odom had his team very prepared for tonight.”

“They just played in another gear; the shots that they did not block, they altered.”

“We seem to be not a half step slow, but a full step slow.”

University of South Carolina Player Quotes

Renaldo Balkman Quotes:

Regarding Preparing for Winthrop:

“It was a lot of hard work on defense and offense. We put Clemson behind us. We were more worried about playing the next game. We played a good game, and we’ll be ready for the next one.

Rocky Trice Quotes:

Regarding A Career High 18 Points:

“It was good. I try to do whatever I can to help the team. I didn’t know it was a career high, I was just out there playing.”