Dec. 8, 2017
South Carolina vs Coastal Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- "May the force be with you!" South Carolina hosts Coastal Carolina on Saturday for a "Star Wars" themed non-conference matchup at Colonial Life Arena. The meeting is just the third all-time between the two schools and the first since the 1993-94 season.
> Saturday's contest vs. Coastal Carolina will have a "Star Wars" theme, as Gamecock Athletics has teamed up with Lucasfilm for the themed game. Co-branded Gamecock and "Star Wars" merchandise will be available for sale, limited edition rally towels will also be available, and your favorite characters from the franchise will be on the concourse for photo opportunities. Fans are invited to dress up in their favorite character, but no masks or props please.
> South Carolina hosts Coastal Carolina on Saturday in its final game before a lengthy break for final exams. The meeting will be just the third all-time between the two schools, and first since the 1993-94 season.
SCOUTING THE GAMECOCKS
> South Carolina looks for its third-straight win on Saturday vs. Coastal Carolina. The three wins would match the longest win streak of the season for the Gamecocks.
SCOUTING THE CHANTICLEERS
> Coastal Carolina is led by long-time head coach Cliff Ellis. He is in his 11th season with the Chanticleers and his 40th season coaching Division I basketball. He also was the head coach at Clemson, Auburn and South Alabama, and he owns an 18-10 all-time record vs. the Gamecocks.
> The all-time series between Coastal Carolina and South Carolina is tied at 1-1.
> South Carolina will take a 10-day break for final exams before traveling to the Upstate to face Clemson on Dec. 19. Tip time for the matchup is set for 7 p.m. ET at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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