When USC’s men’s basketball schedule was initially released, a contest against Florida State in Rock Hill jumped off the page. On Thursday, the City of Rock Hill and York County provided some clarity on the Gamecocks/Seminoles matchup as part of the inaugural “No Room for Racism Classic”.
According to a release detailing the tournament, the “No Room for Racism” slogan was adopted in Rock Hill to affirm the commitment to fostering relationships among people of diverse social, cultural, and racial backgrounds. The classic plans to unveil a project to preserve the legacy of civil rights leaders and provide long standing educational value to the public.
USC head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin says that he is, “thrilled that our program is able to be part of such a wonderful event”. Adding, “we get to celebrate the city of Rock Hill and its wonderful facility by playing a top-20 program in Florida State.”
In addition to USC and FSU, the eight-team event includes: High Point, South Carolina State, Winthrop, Carver College, Clinton College and Edward Waters. The tournament tips off on December 10th with the Gamecocks and Seminoles playing on December 12th. All games will be played at the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center with tickets going on sale October 11th.
Frank Martin is scheduled to join SportsTalk on Friday at 6:35 to discuss the upcoming season and the matchup with Florida State.
- December 10th: High Point vs. South Carolina State
- December 11th: Winthrop vs. Carver College
- December 12th: Clinton College vs. Edward Waters
- South Carolina vs. Florida State