Wednesday wasn’t all about National Signing Day, okay? Lets not forget we are in the middle of a pretty darn good season of college basketball around the Palmetto State. As many as four in-state teams are showing up in NCAA Tournament projections so there is plenty to keep an eye on. Let’s check in on the games of note from in-state schools.
USC batters LSU in Baton Rouge
#19 USC handled its business in Baton Rouge with an 88-63 win over LSU to run its SEC record to 8-1. That keeps the Gamecocks tied with Kentucky for first place in the conference. Four different Gamecocks scored double-digit points; Duane Notice and PJ Dozier each had 17, and Chris Silva and Sindarius Thornwell had 16 a piece. USC is 18-4 overall and will play a home game against Georgia Saturday.
Frank Martin on the SEC Network following win over Tigers:
Clemson wins 2nd straight ACC game
Clemson won its second straight ACC game Wednesday with a 74-62 home win against Georgia Tech. The Tigers looked like a team figuring things out again after a six game conference swoon. Avry Holmes led the way for Clemson with 18 points, including four 3-pointers. The win avenges an earlier loss to the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. It improved the Tigers record to 13-8 and 3-6 in the ACC.
Check out what Brad Brownell had to say after the game:
Winthrop back on track
Coming off an overtime loss over the weekend, Winthrop bounced back with a 81-65 win at Radford. Keon Johnson led the Eagles with 25 points. The Eagles are 17-5 and 9-2 in the Big South.
Charleston Southern still in a tailspin
UNC-Asheville hammered Charleston Southern 91-73 to extend the Bucs season long funk. CSU is 7-17 this season and has just three wins in the Big South.
Newberry falls at Wingate
Newberry failed to pick up a road win at Wingate, losing 85-77. The Wolves split the season series with Wingate, who now has 11 straight wins. Newberry is 12-9, 7-8 in the SAC.