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USC defeated by Va. Tech

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina was defeated 86-67 by Virginia Tech in the team’s Hoops 4 Hurricane Relief exhibition on Sunday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena. Redshirt junior point guard Hassani Gravett led the Gamecocks with 15 points, scoring 13 in the second half.

The Hokies jumped out to a 9-7 lead at the first media timeout after starting the game 4-for-7 from the field. After trailing 12-7, Carolina battled back to take 15-14 lead as freshman Felipe Haase knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 13:24 remaining in the opening half. The Gamecocks knocked down three-straight shots en route to their first lead of the game.

Carolina remained ahead by a point, 19-18, with 11:15 to go. The Hokies went to a smaller lineup and were able to retake the lead 33-28 with just over two minutes left in the first half, thanks to a 14-2 advantage in fast break points. Tech remained ahead by six, 36-30, as the teams headed to the locker room for halftime. Haase (9) and freshman Justin Minaya (7) led the Gamecocks in the opening 20 minutes, combining for 16 points.

Tigers fall to Vols

CLEMSON — Both the Clemson and Tennessee basketball programs came together on Sunday, Nov. 5 to benefit the Salvation Army’s hurricane relief efforts in an exhibition contest. The Tigers fell narrowly to the Volunteers 71-67.

The Tigers posted three scores in double-figures, including the game’s leading scorer Marcquise Reed who finished with 25. Reed shot 7-for-12 from the field and drilled three triples while going a perfect 8-for-8 at the charity stripe. The redshirt-junior also finished with a team-high eight rebounds.

Both Shelton Mitchell and Gabe DeVoe netted 14 points each for the Tigers.

Tennessee finished with 20 points off of 16 Clemson turnovers and 14 second-chance points with the help of 15 offensive rebounds. The Tigers tallied 12 offensive boards.

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