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South Carolina-Vanderbilt Game Notes

Feb. 9, 2008

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Post-Game Press Conference

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt
February 9, 2008

    Team Notes
    • The overall series is tied at 21 but Carolina still holds an 11-9 edge in Columbia.

    • The Gamecocks used the same starting lineup for the 4th consecutive game and the 5th time in the last 6 games. Carolina is 2-2 in the last 4 games.

    • USC has at least one block in 108 consecutive games since they went block-less on Jan. 15, 2005 in a 66-63 win vs. Tennessee. They have at least one three point basket in 190 consecutive games since they went 0-19 vs. Mississippi State on March 2, 2002 - 64-57 loss.

    • 3 of South Carolina's first 5 field goals made were three-point baskets.

    • South Carolina has forced every opponent this season except for Southern Cal and Florida to double digit turnovers and those two had 9 each.

    Player Notes
    Dominique Archie has started all 52 games in his career. Devan Downey, Zam Fredrick and Archie are the only three Gamecocks to start in all 22 games this season.

    Dwayne Day recorded a career high 9 rebounds. His previous career high was 8 against Tennessee on Jan. 12, 2008 and Ole Miss on Feb. 2, 2008. He has 7+ rebounds in each of the last 3 games. Day entered today's contest averaging 3.5 boards a game.

    • Day scored in double figures for the 4th time this season and the 20th time in his career. The last time he scored in double figures was against Vanderbilt on Jan. 9, 2008. Day hit 2 three-point baskets and it was his first game to hit 2 or more three's since hitting 2 against Arkansas on Jan. 16, 2008. He has 6 games this season with 2 or more three-point baskets.

    Zam Fredrick scored in double figures for the 20th time this season and has 10+ in 10 straight games.

    Devan Downey scored all 10 of his points in the second half. He has scored in double figures in all but 1 game this season. (9 vs. Georgia on Jan. 30, 2008) His previous season low in the first half was 2 points against Georgia on Jan. 30, 2008. His first points in the game were scored with 11: 54 remaining in the 2nd half. His next 2 points came on free throw's at the 6:38 mark. He hit his other field goals at 4:36, 3:11, and :06. Downey dished 7 assists against Vanderbilt. He has 7+ assists in 3 of the last 4 games.

    • Evka Baniulis scored a season high 19 points. It marked the 2nd time this season and the 6th time of his career to score in double figures. He scored 12 against Kentucky on Jan. 26, 2008. He is 8-10 in the last two games from beyond the arc. (5-5 against Vandy and 3-5 at Ole Miss) The 5 three-pointers tied his career high of 5 three point baskets



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