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WBB Non-Conference: North Carolina

Who: North Carolina Tar Heels

When: December 20th, 3 p.m.

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • The Tar Heels finished the season 28-7 last year with a 10-4 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina reached the semifinals of the ACC Tournament before losing to No. 4 Maryland.
  • North Carolina won their opening round game in the NCAA Tournament, but lost 85-70 to Purdue in the second round.
  • The Tar Heels are the preseason favorite to win their league and began the season ranked at No. 5 in the national polls.
  • Senior forward Jessica Breland was named to the preseason All-ACC team and freshman Tierra Ruffin-Pratt was selected as the Preseason Rookie of the Year.
  • North Carolina returns three starters from last year’s team, including Breland (14.1 ppg), junior guard Cetera DeGraffenreid (11.9 ppg) and junior guard Italee Lucas (13.9 ppg).

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MBB Non-Conference: Boston College

Who: Boston College Eagles

When: December 30, 9 p.m.

Where: Conte Forum, Chesnut Hill, MA

  • Boston College finished last season with a 22-12 overall record and a 9-7 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but dropped a 72-55 decision to Southern Cal.
  • Boston College returns its entire starting lineup from last season minus All-ACC guard Tyrese Rice (16.9 ppg).  The four returners are a veteran group – combining for 136 career starts.
  • 6-5 junior Rakim Sanders (12.9 ppg) and 6-6 junior Corey Raji (9.9 ppg) are poised to become standouts in the competitive ACC. Junior guard Biko Paris takes over the point guard duties from Rice.
  • Boston College was picked to finish ninth in the league this season.

South Carolina men’s basketball season tickets starting at just $125 are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office.  Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. To purchase single game tickets to South Carolina’s non-conference matchups, contact the Ticket Office.

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MBB Non-Conference: Furman

Who: Furman Paladins

When: December 21st, 7 p.m.

Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

  • Furman finished the season with a 6-24 record and a 4-16 mark in the Southern Conference.
  • The Paladins struggled with injuries last season with a lineup that missed 68 games due to health problems.
  • 6-2 junior Jordan Miller is Furman’s leading returning scorer (13.8 ppg). Team captain Darryl Evans returns after missing last season with a torn ACL. 6-6 junior Amu Saaka, a transfer from South Florida, is expected to make a major impact as well for the Paladins.

South Carolina men’s basketball season tickets starting at just $125 are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office.  Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. To purchase single game tickets to South Carolina’s non-conference matchups, contact the Ticket Office.

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WBB Non-Conference: Wake Forest

Who: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

When: December 17th, 7 p.m.

Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

  • The Demon Deacons finished last season with a 19-12 overall record and a 5-9 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference action. Wake Forest earned a bid to the NIT, but lost to Georgetown in their 1st round game.
  • Wake was picked to finish 10th in the competitive ACC this season. The team returns three starters from last year’s squad.
  • What’s a Demon Deacon? – Wake Forest was founded by the North Carolina Baptist State Convention (hence, the deacon part of the name). In the mid-1920s, a sportswriter called them the Demon Deacons after their “devilish” play and fighting spirit.

Season tickets for South Carolina women’s basketball season tickets are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office. Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. A reserved season ticket is priced at $50. You can also purchase a pack of four general admission season tickets for just $100.

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MBB Non-Conference: Wofford

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Who: Wofford Terriers

When: December 19th, 7 p.m.

Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

  • From the Southern Conference, Wofford finished last season with a 16-13 overall record and a 12-8 record in conference action.
  • The Terriers return all five starters from last season, including Noah Dahlman (17.8 ppg, 6,4 rpg) and guard Junior Salters (15.0 ppg, 3.7 rbg). Both players were named to the preseason all-conference team.
  • Dahlman led the league in field goal percentage last year (.601) and was an all-conference selection.
  • Wofford was picked to finish second in the South Division of the league behind College of Charleston.

South Carolina men’s basketball season tickets starting at just $125 are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office.  Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. To purchase single game tickets to South Carolina’s non-conference matchups, contact the Ticket Office.

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WBB Non-Conference: N.C. State

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Who: N.C. State Wolfpack

When: December 13th, 2 p.m.

Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

  • The Wolfpack finished last year with a 13-17 record and a 5-9 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference action. The losing record was just the fifth losing campaign since the program began in 1974.
  • First year head coach Kellie Harper is at the helm after N.C. State’s legendary coach Kay Yow passed away last spring.
  • The Wolfpack return 11 of 12 players from last season, including four seniors. Leading scorer Shayla Fields (17.4 ppg) is gone, but Sharnise Beal (11.5 ppg) and Nikitta Gartrell (10.9 ppg) lead returning players in scoring.
  • Sophomore Bonae Holston was the ACC’s Sixth Player of the Year last season.
  • The N.C. State program has had 22, 20-win season and has reached the NCAA Tournament 20 times.

Season tickets for South Carolina women’s basketball season tickets are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office. Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. A reserved season ticket is priced at $50. You can also purchase a pack of four general admission season tickets for just $100.

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MBB Non-Conference: Richmond

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Who: Richmond Spiders

When: December 16th, 7 p.m.

Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

  • Hailing from the A-10 Conference, the Spiders finished last season with a 20-16 overall mark and a 9-7 record in conference action. Richmond reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational Tournament, losing 81-69 to UTEP.
  • Richmond returns four starters from last year’s squad, including junior point guard Kevin Anderson. Anderson averaged 16.6 ppg and earned second-team all-conference honors. He was the league’s Rookie of the Year in his freshman campaign.
  • Redshirt junior Dan Geriot returns after missing all of last season with a knee injury. He averaged 14.3 ppg and 5.5 rbg in his sophomore season.
  • Richmond is picked to finish in third in the A-10, their highest preseason ranking since joining the conference. Lindy’s College Basketball Preview ranks Anderson as the 17th best point guard in the nation and has Geriot as the 23rd best center.

South Carolina men’s basketball season tickets starting at just $125 are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office.  Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. To purchase single game tickets to South Carolina’s non-conference matchups, contact the Ticket Office.

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