South Carolina was up 30-28 at half last year vs. SCSU. USC ended up winning the game 55-52. This year, USC led 55-28 at the half. The most USC scored last year in the first half was 42 vs. UNC Asheville in its 71-51 win on Dec. 28, 2006 and it was also its largest lead at halftime at 42-24. The 55 points at halftime was the most the Gamecocks have scored since they scored 58 vs. The Citadel on Dec. 21, 1995.
Devan's Downey's 24 points were the most for a newcomer since Larry Davis scored 26 in his Gamecock debut Nov. 24, 1995 in USC's 82-64 win over UNC-Greensboro. Davis transferred from North Carolina and Downey transferred from Cincinnati. Davis was 8 of 15 including 3-4 from the three and 7-8 from the FT line. Downey was 10 of 19 including 3-5 from behind the arc and 1-2 from the FT line.
The 39 field goals made by South Carolina broke a Colonial Center record. The previous record was 35 field goal attempts.
The Gamecocks had three players wear seven different jersey numbers in the game due to blood on the uniform. Evka Baniulis 31, & 15; Michael Holmes 24, 13, & 35; Sam Muldrow 44 & 30.
The 92 points by the Gamecocks are the most for Carolina in a home opener since it defeated Lander 96-54 on Nov. 26, 1988. It is the most for the Gamecocks since they scored 94 points against Tennessee on Jan. 23, 2002.