WHO: USC Gamecocks 5-1, St. Johns Red Storm 4-2
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Carnesecca Arena, Queens, N.Y.
RADIO: WNKT 107.5 FM
SERIES: St. Johns leads 3-0
COACHES: Frank Martin (5-1 in first season at USC, 122-55 in sixth season); Steve Lavin (27-4 in third season at SJU; 172-94, in 10th season)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Game marks the first meeting between the teams since Frank McGuire took the Gamecocks to his former stomping grounds in 1975. It is the Gamecocks first true road game and third away from Colonial Life Arena. In two games in Mexico, USCs bench accounted for 67 points. USC ranks second in the SEC and 16th nationally with a rebounding margin of plus-11.2.
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