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Feb. 28, 2006

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Tarence Kinsey scored in double figures for the 21st time this season and 50th time in his career. Kinsey has 20+ points in eight games this year – coming into this season in 85 career games he had only done it twice (once his junior year and once his sophomore year). He tied a career-high with 5 3’s (Kentucky win last year 2/15/05). Coming into the game he was 3-26 in the last four games after going 4-6 in the win at Florida (2/8/06) beyond the arc.

Brandon Wallace recorded four blocks. He has three of more blocks in five games this year and has blocked a shot in 61 of the 95 games he’s played. He’s No. 5 on career list with 131. Wallace scored in double figures for the eighth time this season and the 14th time in his career.

Tre’ Kelley has 5 or more assists in 9 of the last 11 games. He is tied for the top spot in the league in SEC games with UF’s Green.

The 35-34 LSU lead (16:22, 2nd half on FT by Davis) was its first lead since it lead a 2-0 at 18:10. USC tied it at two and then took the lead at 17:17 (1st half) on a three by Tre’ Kelley. Tisby took the lead back at 37-35 at 13:33.

Antoine Tisby tied his career-high with nine rebounds. He has done it four times previously with the last time being against Maryland in last year’s NIT semi-finals. His best rebounding total in a SEC game this season was five against Florida on 1/25/06 and against. Vanderbilt on 2/25/06.

USC made 10 three-pointers – it had just three three’s total vs. Vanderbilt and at UGA. They had 6 3’s three games ago vs. UK. The Gamecocks have had 10 3’s in 7 games this year. They are 4-3 when they have have 10 3’s or more with the other two losses coming to Marquette (OT) and at Kentucky.

In the first half 32 of Carolina’s 34 points were scored by its five starters while LSU had 26 of its 28 points from their starters.

Carolina leads the overall series 11-8 ands holds a 5-4 mark in Columbia