Gamecocks invade Strand to compete in PR Tip-Off

Fresh off its first Final Four appearance, South Carolina travels to the Grand Strand this week for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach, an eight-team tournament featuring top men’s basketball teams from around the country..

Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria to Puerto Rico, the event was relocated to the HTC Center in Conway. The Gamecocks begin tournament action on Thursday versus Illinois State at 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2.

South Carolina enters Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach action undefeated after posting wins over Wofford (73-52) and Western Michigan (78-60) to begin the 2017-18 campaign. Gamecock head coach Frank Martin is just two wins away from capturing his 100th win as head coach at South Carolina.

Tickets are available at the HTC Center box office and online at www.goccusports.com. The full tournament schedule is listed below.

Thursday, November 16 at HTC Center
Game 1 – Illinois State vs. South Carolina, 11:30 a.m., ESPN2
Game 2 – Boise State vs. UTEP, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Game 3 – Iowa State vs. Appalachian State, 5:30 p.m. , ESPNU
Game 4 – Tulsa vs. Western Michigan, 8 p.m., ESPNEWS

Friday, November 17 at HTC Center
Game 5 – Illinois State/South Carolina loser vs. Boise State/UTEP loser, 10:30 a.m., ESPNU
Game 6 – Illinois State/South Carolina winner vs. Boise State/UTEP winner, 1 p.m., ESPN2
Game 7 – Iowa State/Appalachian State loser vs. Tulsa/Western Michigan loser, 5 p.m., ESPNU
Game 8 – Iowa State/Appalachian State winner vs. Tulsa/Western Michigan winner 7 p.m., ESPNU

Sunday, November 19 at HTC Center
Game 9 – Game 5 and Game 7 losers, 11:30 a.m., ESPN3
Game 10 – Game 5 and Game 7 winners, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Game 11 – Game 6 and Game 8 losers, 5 p.m., ESPNU
Game 12, Championship – Game 6 and Game 8 winners, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

Photo by USC Athletics

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