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Nov. 24, 2008


South Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb | 7 p.m.
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South Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tipoff: 7:03:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia, S.C.
Arena: Colonial Life Arena (18,000)
Series: South Carolina leads, 1-0
Television: SportSouth (Time Warner Columbia, ch. 21)
Mike Morgan (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst)
Radio: Gamecock Radio Network
Derek Scott (play-by-play), Casey Manning (analyst)
Tickets: Tickets ranging in price from $12-$15 remain at the Gamecock ticket office. Call 803-777-4274 or online at
Promotions:Cocky’s Kids Zone featuring the Cocky bouncehouse and face tattoos

Game Preview
South Carolina looks to improve to 4-0 at home to start the Darrin Horn era against Gardner-Webb on Tuesday. The meeting marks just the second all-time between the two schools. The Gamecocks won the previous meeting, 83-74, during the 2003-04 campaign. South Carolina (3-0) has defeated its opponents by an average of 19.3 points per contest, while winless Gardner-Webb (0-3) has lost by a combined eight points (2.67/game) in three games to start the year. South Carolina holds an 83.3-74.0 advantage in scoring per game, but the Runnin’ Bulldogs bring five players averaging double-digit points to Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday against Carolina’s four. The meeting marks the first between Horn and GWU head coach Rick Scruggs.

Television Information
Tuesday’s contest will be televised by SportSouth with Mike Morgan calling play-by-play and Dan Bonner 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 Gardner-Webb marks the fourth of 22 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 – Gardner-Webb
Tuesday’s meeting between South Carolina and Gardner-Webb marks the second in the all-time history between the two schools. South Carolina won the only previous meeting during the 2003-04 season, 83-74.

Balanced Effort
Entering Tuesday’s contest versus Gardner-Webb, four Gamecocks average in double-figures, led by Zam Fredrick with 17.3 points, Devan Downey (16.3), Mike Holmes (11.7) and Evka Baniulis (11.0). Baniulis is the only non-starter of the group. There have been 13 combined double-digit point efforts in Carolina’s first three games and two double-doubles.

On The Boards
Sophomore forward Mike Holmes leads the SEC in offensive rebounds for the second-consecutive week with 6.0 per game. Holmes pulled down four offensive boards against Jacksonville State in the season opener and followed with a team-high seven against both Winthrop and USC Upstate. As a team, South Carolina leads the league with an average of 17.67 offensive board per game.