The USC basketball team opened the regular season with a 82-44 win over Longwood Saturday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena. Junior guard Tyrone Johson, who received a waiver to play from the NCAA less than 24 hours before tip off led the Gamecocks with 18 points. Freshman Sindarius Thornwell scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brenton Williams added 14 off the bench, and fan favorite Michael Carrera had 12 points as well.After the game Frank Martin had plenty of good things to say about his young team. You can listen to a portion of Martin’s post game press conference below:
It gets a litte tougher for the Gamecocks next week. They have a road game at Baylor Tuesday and a game at rival Clemson Sunday.