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July 23, 2014

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – will break down each of the Gamecocks’ non-conference opponents this week, following the release of the men’s hoops non-conference schedule on July 22. First up, our season-opening opponent North Florida, and the always strong Baylor Bears.

North Florida
Head Coach: Matthew Driscoll (73-88 (.453), 5 seasons at North Florida/99-165 (.375), 8 seasons overall)
2013-14 Record/Conference Finish: 16-16/10-8 Atlantic Sun, T-4th
2013-14 Postseason: A-Sun Tournament Quarterfinals, 80-74 loss to USC Upstate
Final 2013-14 AP Ranking: N/A
2013-14 Season Notables: Freshman guard Dallas Moore was named the Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year after leading the team in scoring at 12.5 ppg … Senior Travis Wallace earned Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honors after becoming just the fourth player in UNF history to amass 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career … UNF’s 16 overall wins and 10 A-Sun wins both matched program records for a season … 12-of-18 A-Sun regular season games for the Ospreys were decided by six points or less … All 11 players on the roster tallied a double-digit scoring performance.
Top Returners: Dallas Moore (So. – G – 6-1 – 175 – St. Petersburg, Fla. – Boca Ciega HS), 12.5 ppg, 2.6 apg … Beau Beech (Jr. – G – 6-8 – 210 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – Ponte Vedra HS), 10.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.1 3PM/g … Chris Davenport (So. – F – 6-8 – 210 – Atlanta, Ga. – Eagles Landing HS), 7.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg.

Head Coach: Scott Drew (204-150 (.576), 11 seasons at Baylor/224-161 (.582), 12 seasons overall)
2013-14 Record/Conference Finish: 26-12/9-9 Big 12, T-6th
2013-14 Postseason: Sweet 16, loss to Wisconsin 69-52
Final 2013-14 AP Ranking: 23
2013-14 Season Notables: Baylor rebounded from a 2-8 start in Big 12 Conference play to finish 9-9 in the league, and the Bears won three games in three days to advance to the Big 12 Championship title game … BU advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time since 2010, making Scott Drew the youngest of 11 head coaches nationally to accomplish the feat with his current team … Drew also became the program’s all-time wins leader and led the Bears to their sixth 20-win season in the last seven years … Baylor defeated then-No. 3 Kentucky and reached as high as No. 7 in the nation before finishing the season ranked 18th in the final coaches’ poll.
Top Returners: Kenny Chery (Sr. – G – 5-11 – 180 – Montreal, Quebec – Archbishop Carroll HS (D.C.)/State Fair CC), 11.5 ppg, 4.7 apg … Royce O’Neale (Sr. – F – 6-6 – 220 – Killeen, Texas – Harker Heights HS/Denver), 7.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.9 apg … Rico Gathers (Jr. – F – 6-8 – 270 – LaPlace, La. – Riverside Academy), 6.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg … Taurean Prince (Jr. – F – 6-7 – 210 – San Antonio, Texas – Earl Warren HS), 6.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg.

Season ticket prices for the upcoming season remain unchanged from the 2013-14 campaign, with full season packages starting at $90. Like last season, fans can purchase lower level season tickets for $260 (Gamecock Club membership required for sections 104-106, 113-115) and University faculty and staff can buy tickets for $210. The Coke Family Section is available for $600 (four tickets). Upper level tickets are available for $200 (no Gamecock Club membership required) and faculty and staff can purchase tickets in the upper bowl for $160. End zone seating in the upper level is priced at four seats for $360.

Gamecock fans who have already renewed their season tickets for the 2014-15 campaign and those fans who purchase new or renew their season tickets during the “8K In 8 Days” campaign, are eligible to win a prize each day of the initiative. Prizes include a game-worn jersey, an autographed basketball, a $100 gift card to Garnet and Black Traditions, and the grand prize, a VIP trip with the team for an away game to an exciting destination.

To place a deposit for season tickets, fans are encouraged to visit, or all 1-800-4SC-FANS. Fans should stay tuned to for updates on the “8K In 8 Days” campaign.