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Today's Date In Gamecock History
January 9th
2016 - Sindarius Thornwell scored his 1,000th career point while leading the #22 Gamecocks on a comeback win over Vanderbilt. Thanks to an 8-0 run to open the game Vanderbilt held the lead from the opening tip through the first twenty eight minutes. The Commodores led 38-35 at the end of the first half, though 10 points from Mindaugas Kacinas helped keep USC close. Vandy started fast in the second half, increasing the lead to 43-35, but Carolina chipped away until a basket by Laimonas Chatkevicius tied the game at 49, with a jumper by PJ Dozier then giving USC the lead. Thanks to a 1 for 17 cold shooting stretch by Vandy the Gamecocks were able to push their lead to eight points, then hang on as the lead didn't get comfortable until a Thornwell basket made it a six point lead with 36 seconds left. The win made Carolina 2-0 in SEC play for the first time since 2010. Thornwell led the scoring with 19 while tying with Michael Carrera for the rebounding lead with eight.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBNick GardinerOutfielder20032004Hit .250 with 20 RBI over two seasons
FBKevin HouseCornerback1997200112 starts, had 96 tackles and four interceptions
FBAubrey McKayCornerback20052006Walk-on corner played in five games as junior
FBRick SanfordCornerback197519783-year starter was All-American in 1978, 1st round pick in NFL Draft

Games Played on January 9th
Football
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Men's Basketball
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1924-01-09 Georgia 38 , South Carolina 29
1929-01-09 South Carolina 42 , Wofford 24
1934-01-09 South Carolina 44 , Wofford 33
1935-01-09 South Carolina 42 , Auburn 26
1939-01-09 Tennessee 44 , South Carolina 18
1940-01-09 Wake Forest 57 , South Carolina 38
1942-01-09 Furman 35 , South Carolina 33
1943-01-09 Georgia Tech 33 , South Carolina 23
1946-01-09 Cherry Point 45 , South Carolina 35
1948-01-09 South Carolina 49 , The Citadel 41
1951-01-09 South Carolina 76 , Clemson 61
1954-01-09 South Carolina 85 , Newberry 54
1956-01-09 Maryland 59 , South Carolina 53
1959-01-09 Maryland 59 , South Carolina 41
1960-01-09 South Carolina 74 , Virginia 70
1961-01-09 Virginia 94 , South Carolina 91
1965-01-09 Maryland 75 , South Carolina 70
1971-01-09 Maryland 31 , South Carolina 30
1972-01-09 South Carolina 72 , Marquette 71
1974-01-09 South Carolina 84 , Lafayette 63
1980-01-09 South Carolina 74 , William & Mary 67
1982-01-09 San Francisco 72 , South Carolina 71
1985-01-09 South Carolina 79 , Hartford 67
1988-01-09 Southern Mississippi 84 , South Carolina 69
1993-01-09 Arkansas 86 , South Carolina 76
1999-01-09 Tennessee 86 , South Carolina 57
2008-01-09 Vanderbilt 80 , South Carolina 73
2010-01-09 South Carolina 80 , Auburn 71
2013-01-09 Mississippi State 56 , South Carolina 54
2016-01-09 South Carolina 69 , Vanderbilt 65
2018-01-09 Alabama 76 , South Carolina 62
Baseball
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