Jan. 31, 2006
COLUMBIA, SC – USC basketball head coach Dave Odom announced today Carolina will honor Zam Frederick at the LSU game (Feb. 28), this year’s SEC legend, Larry Davis, at the Mississippi State (Feb. 11 at 6 pm) and the 2006 Senior class of Tarence Kinsey, Rocky Trice and Antoine Tisby at the Vanderbilt game (Feb. 25 at 1 pm). Both Frederick and Davis will sign autograph photos provided at half time in the Colonial Center atrium of their respective games.
In addition, USC announced fans will be able to welcome back former Gamecock basketball players in town for the USC Basketball Reunion Weekend on Sat., Feb. 18 prior to the Kentucky game. The gathering will take place on the atrium (open area above the ticket office) at the Colonial Center from 12:45 – 1:15 pm. A number of players from several decades are expected back for the reunion with one of the highlights being a special halftime recognition ceremony.
ESPN also announced today it has changed the South Carolina-LSU men’s basketball game on Tues., Feb. 28 from 9 pm to 7 pm. Please note tip-off will now be at 7 pm for the last home game of the year.
It is the 25th anniversary of Frederick winning the NCAA Division I scoring title when he scored 28.9 ppg during the 1980-81 season. A co-captain of the 1981 team that finished 17-10, Frederick was named to the Citizens Savings All-America team. The native of St. Matthews, S.C., Frederick scored 1,383 points in his career and his is currently No. 14th on the all-time points scored list. His 781 points his senior year are second only to Grady Wallace’s 906 points he scored in 1957.
The 2006 South Carolina SEC Legend, who will be honored at the SEC Tournament in Nashville March 9-12, Davis helped lead the Gamecocks’ to their first SEC title in basketball in 1997. Davis was a two-time All-SEC guard and named to the 1997 third team Basketball Times All-America team. The Denmark, S.C. native, who transferred from North Carolina and played for USC for two years, finished his career with 1,068 points – good for 31st best on the all-time list. He scored in double figures in 52 of 63 games while at Carolina. The 1997 team finished the year with a 24-8 record – the second-most wins ever by a Gamecock squad – and was No. 6 in the final AP poll.