The USC basketball team opens its season Friday night at home against Western Carolina. Tipoff will be at 7:00 PM and the game will be televised by SportsSouth. The Gamecocks are 7-0 all time against the Catamoounts.
USC is coming off a 69-59 win over Kentucky Wesleyan in an exhibition game last week. Freshman Anthony Gill led the Gamecocks with 14 points.
Western Carolina tied for first in the Southern Conference North last season and is picked to finish third this season. Sophomore guard Trey Sumler is the top returning scorer from last season at 11.5 points per game.