Gamecocks Host No. 16/17 Auburn on Saturday

Carolina seeking to snap four-game losing streak to the top-25 Tigers.​

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina (8-10, 1-4 SEC) wraps up a three-game homestand on Saturday against No. 16/17 Auburn (15-3, 5-1 SEC). Tipoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. (ET) with Roy Philpott (pxp) and Mark Wise (analyst) on the call for the SEC Network broadcast.

The Tigers have won four-straight in the series dating back to a 80-67 victory at Auburn Arena back on Jan. 22, 2020.

Auburn has won four-straight in league action and is fresh off an impressive 67-49 victory at LSU on Wednesday night.

Several events will be going on Saturday in conjunction with the game. The South Carolina football team will be honored at halftime and the Palmetto Trophy will be on display in the concourse of CLA for fans to take pictures with prior to tipoff. It’s Gamecock Club Day and a celebration of our new university president, Dr. Michael D. Amiridis. The first 3,000 students will get a $10 food voucher, limited-edition rally towel & a chance to win some housing and dining dollars. For full details on everything, click here.

Saturday’s league clash also marks South Carolina’s #Fight4Literacy Game. Using the power and influence of sports, the organization Coaching for Literacy partners with teams across the country to host Fight for Literacy Games, which raise funds for grants to literacy-focused programs in their local communities.

Founded in 2013, Coaching for Literacy aims to raise awareness of and support solutions to the widespread problem of illiteracy. They have helped raise over $1 million throughout the years for literacy organizations across the country. Coaching for Literacy operates on the core belief that literacy is a fundamental right of every individual.

Students not reading at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school. Sixty-eight percent of South Carolina fourth-grade students in 2021 were not reading at a proficient level Not being able to read proficiently can impact kids for the rest of their lives. Forty-three percent of illiterate adults live in poverty compared to just four percent of literate adults.

You can join the fight by clicking here. In a few quick steps, you can help make a major impact as just $10 can help supply two books to a child. All proceeds and funds stay local to help benefit kids directly in our community.


South Carolina vs. Auburn (Tigers lead all-time series, 29-19)
Time: Jan. 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Colonial Life Arena (18,000)
TV: SEC Network
107.5 The Game
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
SC Game Notes: click here
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