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South Carolina-Alabama Game Notes

Feb. 16, 2008

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Post-Game Press Conference

Team Notes
• Alabama leads the series 19-11. The home team has won the last six in the series. Alabama hasn't won in Columbia since 2002.

• The Gamecocks have made at least one three-pointer in 192 consecutive games and have at least one block in 110 straight.

• The 14 steals are the second highest total for the Gamecocks this season and the most in SEC play this season. (15 vs. The Citadel on Nov. 12, 2007)

• Carolina has at least 10 steals in 7 games this season.

Individual Notes
Dominique Archie started his 54th straight game for USC. He has started every game of his career and is three starts from tying former All-SEC forward Marius Petravicius' streak set back in his freshman year (32 games) and sophomore year (the first 25 games). He started 61 of his team's 62 games his freshman and sophomore years (not starting game No. 26 vs. UT his sophomore year on Feb. 27, 2001). BJ McKie and Melvin Watson hold the record for career starts with 116 each.

Devan Downey has scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games this season. (9 vs. Georgia on 1/30/08) He has at least 20 points in 8 of the 10 SEC games this season. He grabbed 7 of Carolina's 14 steals on the night. The 7 steals tied his career high against Radford on Jan. 2, 2008. He has 5+ steals in 7 games this season. He only had one game in his career at Cincinnati where he recorded at least 5 steals. He hit a career high 6 three-point baskets. His previous career high was 4 against 3 different teams. (Last time against Campbell on Nov. 28, 2007) He also tied his career high of 10 three-point attempts.

Mike Holmes has 5+ rebounds in 10 games this season. The 8 rebounds are the most for the freshman since having 8 against Vanderbilt on Jan. 9, 2008. He scored in double figures for the 6th time this season.

Dwayne Day has at least 5 rebounds in 9 games this season which includes the last 5.

Dominique Archie scored in double figures for the 14th time this season. He has at least 10 points in 12 of the last 15 games.

Colonial Center and Opponent Record
• Mykal Riley hit 8 three-pointers which broke the Colonial Center record. The old record was 7 by three different players with the last by Lee Humphrey of Florida on Jan. 13, 2007. The 28 points and 8 three point baskets were also career highs by Riley. The 8 three pointers also tied a record for most three pointers by an opponent in a game. (Ronnie McMahan of Vanderbilt on Feb. 12, 1994 and D.A. Layne of Georgia on Feb. 6, 1999)



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