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Today's Date In Gamecock History
January 6th
1945 - The Gamecocks made a road trip to Chapel Hill and returned having knocked off the Tar Heels behind a miraculous buzzer beater by center Charley Sokol. UNC took a lead early in the game, led 23-21 at the half and would own the lead when USC senior forward Jim Robinson tied the game at 37 with a free throw. North Carolina reclaimed the briefly at 38-37 but the Gamecocks would take their first lead of the game on a hook shot by Sokol, going up 39-38 with just 45 seconds left. After a foul by UNC and a turnover by USC the Tar Heels went back up 40-39. USC got the inbounds and Sokol took it just inside mid-court and his heave found the bottom of the net with just two seconds remaining. Sokol led the Gamecocks with 17 points while Robinson added 12. The win kept USC undefeated at 5-0 on the season.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBBill AllenPitcher19761977Squad member for two seasons
FBTommy HillLinebacker19731976Had 10 tackles in 1974 as backup linebacker
FBBobby MarinoKicker19721975156 career points including game winner vs Ole Miss with 17 seconds left in 1974

Games Played on January 6th
Football
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Men's Basketball
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1930-01-06 South Carolina 31 , College of Charleston 26
1931-01-06 Auburn 31 , South Carolina 21
1933-01-06 South Carolina 55 , Sewanee 24
1940-01-06 South Carolina 34 , Georgia Tech 30
1941-01-06 South Carolina 48 , Georgia 44
1945-01-06 South Carolina 41 , North Carolina 40
1950-01-06 Wake Forest 57 , South Carolina 53
1951-01-06 South Carolina 69 , Davidson 52
1962-01-06 South Carolina 86 , Maryland 76
1964-01-06 South Carolina 73 , Maryland 69
1968-01-06 South Carolina 93 , Clemson 71
1971-01-06 South Carolina 84 , Temple 71
1973-01-06 South Carolina 69 , Fairfield 58
1975-01-06 South Carolina 94 , Fordham 67
1976-01-06 Nebraska 69 , South Carolina 68
1982-01-06 South Carolina 76 , George Mason 65
1986-01-06 Memphis State 89 , South Carolina 81
1990-01-06 South Carolina 70 , Tulane 63
1993-01-06 South Carolina 95 , Tennessee 85
1996-01-06 South Carolina 85 , Georgia 73
2018-01-06 South Carolina 71 , Vanderbilt 60
Baseball
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