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South Carolina vs. Winthrop | 4 p.m.
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Game Information
South Carolina vs. Winthrop

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tipoff: 4:03 p.m.
Location: Columbia, S.C.
Arena: Colonial Life Arena (18,000)
Series: South Carolina leads, 5-0
Television: SportSouth
Mike Morgan (play-by-play), Eddie Fogler (analyst)
Radio: Gamecock Radio Network
Derek Scott (play-by-play), Casey Manning (analyst)
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Game Preview
The contest against Winthrop marks the first for Gamecock head coach Darrin Horn against the Eagles. It also marks Winthrop head coach Randy Peele’s first game against South Carolina as a head coach, including his time at Winthrop and at UNC-Greensboro. Both squads won their season opener, as South Carolina took care of Jacksonville State, 89-76, for Horn’s first victory with the Gamecocks, while Winthrop defeated North Greenville, 67-42, on Friday night.

Television Information
Sunday’s contest will be televised by SportSouth with Mike Morgan calling play-by-play and Eddie Fogler, former South Carolina head coach (1994-2001), handling color analyst duties. SportSouth, the nation’s sixth-largest regional sports network, reaches more than nine million cable and satellite homes across a six-state region. Through its affiliates and other Fox Networks Group-owned networks, FSN reaches more than 70 million homes through 16 owned-and-operated networks. The contest against Winthrop marks the second of 21 televised South Carolina contests this season, including 14 home matchups.

Radio Broadcast Information
The game will also be broadcast on the ISP Gamecock Radio Network with Derek Scott on the call with play-by-play and Casey Manning handling color analyst duties. The Gamecock Radio Network reaches throughout the state of South Carolina.

Series Information – Winthrop
South Carolina owns a 5-0 record in the all-time series with Winthrop. All five of those contests were played in Columbia. The last meeting between the two schools came in December 2005, with South Carolina collecting a 68-54 victory, while the first-ever meeting came under Gamecock head coach George Felton during the 1989-1990 season, with a 76-54 Carolina win.

Six In Double Figures Lead Gamecocks In Season Opener
Six players with double-digit scoring figures led South Carolina to its 89-76 season-opening victory over Jacksonville State on Friday. Sophomore forward Mike Holmes and senior guard Zam Fredrick each tallied a game-high 17 points, while junior forward Dominique Archie added 13, junior point guard Devan Downey added 12, junior forward Evka Baniulis contributed 11 and sophomore forward Austin Steed added 10 on 5-for-5 shooting. The last time South Carolina had six players reach double figures came last season in a 103-42 victory against The Citadel. Holmes led all scorers in that contest (14), while Brandis Raley-Ross (13), Archie (12), Fedrick (12), Downey (11) and Dwayne Day (10) also tallied double-digits.

Scouting Winthrop
Winthrop collected a 67-42 victory in its season opener against North Greenville on Friday night. Sophomore forward Charles Corbin, an All-Big South Freshman Team honoree last season, led the Eagles with 14 points in the contest, while junior Raymond Davis added 10. The duo each collected eight rebounds to lead the squad.

Winthrop won its fourth-straight Big South Conference Tournament title last season, defeating top-seeded UNC Asheville, to advance to its eighth NCAA Tournament in the last 10 seasons. The Eagles have amassed a 101-32 (.760) record the last four years, winning at least 22 games each season.

Winthrop returns five letterwinners, including Corbin, the team’s leading returning scorer at 6.6 points per game last season. The team’s only seasoned senior, Andy Buechert, is lost for the year with an ACL injury, and the squad must replace graduated point guard Chris Gaynor, who led the team to 101 victories during his four-year career.