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Today's Date In Gamecock History
January 4th
1997 - Carolina got off to a slow start, owning a 6-5 record as SEC play began. The conference opener however would turn the tide for the Gamecocks, launching a school best ever 15-1 record in SEC games. The resurgence was sparked by the return of forward William Gallman from injury. The big man from Chester was 8 for 9 from the field and had 19 points and 13 rebounds. B.J. McKie tossed in another 18. USC had an 11 point lead late in the first half and after Auburn made a run to close the gap to one point Carolina went on a 10-0 run and had control the rest of the way. USC held Auburn to 37 percent shooting overall and 30 percent in the second half. The Gamecocks' win streak would reach 13 straight before their only conference loss of the year at Georgia in February.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBAlex BurrellPitcher20082011Pitched in 8 games. Best outing was scoreless relief appearance vs Clemson in 2010
FBJonathan MartinSafety19982002All-State RB had 239 tackles and 7 TFL as hard-hitting safety at USC
BBJoel PitcavageOF-C19861988Team reserve but didn't see game action
FBBishop StricklandHalfback19471950Teamed with Steve Wadiak, rushed for 2025 yards over career
FBTom ThomasLinebacker19791980Squad member for two seasons
BBTim WhittakerCatcher19982001All-American in 2001 with .294 average, 21 HR, 94 RBI

Games Played on January 4th
Football
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Men's Basketball
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1934-01-04 South Carolina 84 , Presbyterian 9
1935-01-04 Maryland 35 , South Carolina 21
1938-01-04 Georgia 26 , South Carolina 24
1946-01-04 Clemson 47 , South Carolina 42
1952-01-04 South Carolina 76 , Davidson 61
1954-01-04 Duke 89 , South Carolina 69
1955-01-04 Maryland 68 , South Carolina 51
1956-01-04 Maryland 76 , South Carolina 57
1958-01-04 Virginia 74 , South Carolina 68
1960-01-04 Florida State 93 , South Carolina 75
1962-01-04 South Carolina 97 , Georgia 72
1964-01-04 South Carolina 70 , Virginia 62
1965-01-04 North Carolina State 68 , South Carolina 49
1969-01-04 South Carolina 77 , Clemson 62
1971-01-04 North Carolina 79 , South Carolina 64
1975-01-04 South Carolina 82 , Manhattan 63
1978-01-04 South Carolina 90 , East Carolina 72
1982-01-04 Richmond 58 , South Carolina 45
1986-01-04 South Carolina 63 , Davidson 49
1992-01-04 Kentucky 80 , South Carolina 63
1997-01-04 South Carolina 66 , Auburn 56
2011-01-04 South Carolina 91 , S.C. State 56
2017-01-04 South Carolina 67 , Georgia 61
Baseball
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