The USC basketball team moved up on spot to 19th in the latest AP Top 25 poll. The Gamecocks are 8-0 and are the only SEC team with an undefeated record. Villanova is the top ranked team in the poll. The team is off for exams this week and will return to the court December 12th against Seton Hall. That game will be played in Madison Square Garden. On December 17th they play a game at USF, before returning home to face in-state rival Clemson on the 21st.
USC sophomore guard PJ Dozier was named the SEC Player of the Week Monday. The Spring Valley High School product averaged 20 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2 assist and 3.5 steals per game in wins over Vermont and FIU. This is the first time he’s earned player of the week honors from the SEC. Earlier this season Sindarius Thornwell picked up the award. Thornwell is currently serving an indefinite suspension that was announced Sunday before the team’s game with FIU.
Check out what Dozier and Duane notice had to say after the Gamecocks win Sunday.