USC announced it will play be in Waco, Texas on November 12th to face Baylor. The game will be televised by ESPN as part of its 24-hour Hoops Marathon. USC has not released its full non-conference hoops schedule yet, but that should be happening about any day now. So far it looks like Frank Martin wasn’t kidding when he said he wasn’t afraid to play tough games right away.
Here is the USC release:
ESPN announced on Monday the South Carolina men’s basketball contest at Baylor will be televised as part of the network’s 24-hour Hoops Marathon, on Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN. The matchup versus the Bears marks the second time that the Gamecocks have been part of the Marathon, the first came in a 10 p.m. ET matchup at then-No. 2 Michigan State on Nov. 16, 2010. The Spartans won that contest 82-73 at The Breslin Center in East Lansing.
The all-time series versus Baylor is tied at 2-2, with each game in the series won by the road team. The Bears won the most recent meeting, 85-74, in Columbia on Jan. 2, 2010, while the Gamecocks won the last meeting in Waco, 85-84, on a go-ahead basket from Zam Fredrick with just 5.1 seconds remaining on the clock on Jan. 2, 2009.