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Copper Beech gunshots being investigated Shots were fired in the Copper Beech apartment complex late Saturday night, but a day later, little else was known. The shot s were heard by resident s arou nd midnight and Richland County sheriff’s deputies were at the complex by 12:30 a.m. Residents said deputies were patrolling the area and ordering them to stay inside their apartments. The sheriff’s department could not provide more information about the incident when contacted Sunday evening. —Compiled by Amanda Coyne, Managing Editor

Police seek two suspects


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Pictures of two men involved in a Jan. 9 assault in Five Points were released by the Columbia Police Department Friday. Investigators have determined the taller man with dreadlocks wearing a black vest and a red and white plaid shirt was the aggressor and are now trying to identif y him. They believe the shorter of the two men may be able to assist in the investigation. The victim of the assault reported the taller man punched him repeatedly on his head and body. Investigators believe the victim was attempting to diffuse a situation between the two men pictured. Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago encourages anyone who recognizes either of the men to call CRIMESTOPPERS to submit an anonymous tip. —Compiled by Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

USC gets Burns poem manuscript University adds to Scottish literature collection Natalie Pita


The Un iversit y of Sout h Carolina Library has added a rare treasure to their G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns and Scottish Literature. USC Libraries acquired a manuscript of the poem “Afton Braes,” commonly known by its first line as “Flow Gently Sweet Afton,” written in Burns’ own hand. The G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns at USC has been recognized as the largest collection of Scottish literature outside of the United Kingdom. The manuscript is the earliest known version of the poem and had never been on the market or k nown to scholars before because it was family-owned. “It’s really a fantastic item and BURNS • 3

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Phi Alpha Delta has sextupled its membership in the last semester and gained recognition from its international headquarters.

Fraternity gains members, notoriety Group comes from little, grows in size and recognition Natalie Pita


When Christie Severin and Paula Novacki took over the leadership of Phi Alpha Delta, they were only given a dusty box with plastic cups, forks and a scrapbook that wasn’t put together. Among the resources missing were a charter, an advisor and recognition as a university organization. Severin and Novack i, t he prelaw fraternit y’s president and vice president respectively, sextupled the dying organization’s membership, building the group from 10 members to 65 members over the course of one semester. “ T he s ic k t h i n g i s t h at e ve n my freshman year when we had 15

members, I was still like, ‘This is the best fraternity ever,’” said Severin, a fourth-year criminal justice and political science student. “I was so like in awe of it, but I just wanted to make it better.” Ph i A lpha Delt a is t he largest international pre-law fraternity. It was founded at USC in 1990, but the chapter has gone back and forth between active periods and periods of low membership. Severin has been a member of the fraternity since her freshman year after living in the pre-law living and learning community. Novacki joined at the beginning of her junior year after she saw a flyer for it on top of a trashcan. “ To be hone st , when I joi ned freshman year I knew I wanted to be president because we had such a low attendance rate. I was like, ‘I want this to change,’” Severin said. “I don’t want

people to be like me and hear about it on a chance.” In transforming the fraternit y, Severin and Novack i have added more of a social aspect. In addition to meet i ng s t w ice a mont h, t he organization also offers networking oppor t u n it ies, law school v isit s, workshops and guest speakers. “I think stepping into a leadership role with a really good partner, we knew we had the same goals, and we really wanted to make this fraternity more than just a biweekly meeting for half an hour that nobody wanted to go to,” said Novacki, a fourth-year public relations student. One of the biggest changes Severin and Novacki made to USC’s Phi Alpha Delta was adding a three-day formal recruitment process. The international fraternity has an open recruitment policy, which means that anyone who FRATERNITY • 3


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Charleston man charged in S.C. State shooting

Snow, sleet predicted for Midlands this week

Statewide wildfire red flag alert lifted

A Charleston man was charged with murder Saturday after shooting a fellow South Carolina State University student to death, The State reported. Just in Bernard Singleton, 19, was arrested Saturday morning and detained at the OrangeburgCalhoun Regional Detention Center, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reported. Singelton was allegedly arguing with 20-year-old Brandon Robinson outside of an on-campus dorm when he pulled out a gun and shot Robinson in the neck area. S.C. State and neighboring Claflin University were both locked down for much of Friday while authorities searched for those seen around Robinson prior to the shooting. “Our hearts are heavy with grief and sorrow by the senseless act of violence, which took too soon a beloved member of our university family,”said Thomas J. Elzey, president of S.C. State, in a release. —Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

Forecasters around the Midlands are calling for between 1 and 3 inches of snow or sleet Tuesday, The State reported. A winter storm watch was issued Sunday by the National Weather Service for the southern half of the Midlands, including Richland and Lexington counties. The wintry weather is predicted to fall midday Tuesday and continue through Wednesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, chances of snow in the Midlands are between 80 and 100 percent. Should the forecast remain unchanged by Monday, school officials will need to make decisions regarding schedules for Tuesday and Wednesday. Meteorologists predict temperatures will fall to the 20s Monday evening and rise to the mid 30s by Tuesday morning. —Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

The statewide red f lag alert against outdoor burning was lifted Sunday by South Carolina officials, according to The Associated Press. Officials implemented the alert Saturday because of high winds and low humidity, which are ideal conditions for wildfires to start. The state Forestry Commission said Sunday that conditions had improved from the day before. According to the state Forestry Commission, 51 fires across the state were reported. No injuries were reported. It is st ill wildf ire season in t he Sout heast, according to officials. Anyone burning anything outdoors has been advised to use caution. Those planning to conduct controlled burns are required by law to notify the state Forestry Commission in advance. —Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor

The blotter comes from police reports released by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety and doesn’t include crimes reported by city or county law enforcement.

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Larceny/Theft from building Drunkenness Vandalism/Destruction of property Fake/Other ID use Traffic/DUI Alcohol/Liquor law violation Suspicious activity Trespassing

— An officer was dispatched to the Roost in reference to a fi re alarm on Jan. 21, where a poster had been set on fire by an unknown person. The security officer on duty during the time of the incident was approximately five feet away from where the poster had been set on fire. According to reports, t he securit y of f icer saw several people pass the area before the fire alarm sounded but did not see anyone set the fire. The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to clear the building and reset the fire alarm. The burnt poster was kept as evidence. — A n off icer was conducting a t raf f ic stop w it h a g reen Honda Accord on Jan. 23 due to expired tags when he noticed the strong smell of marijuana. The driver would not make


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eye contact with the officer when asked. When the officer asked what the driver was concealing, the driver admitted to having an open can of Bud Light. The driver’s license had been suspended for cancellation of insurance, and when he exited the car, a razor blade fell from his lap. After searching the car, the officer found two pellet guns, one in the glove compartment and one on the floor under the passenger seat. The driver was placed under arrest, and the passenger was issued a citation. — W hile on patrol in Richland County on Jan. 19, an officer arrived at the Cliff Apartments in response to a report of vandalism, where he saw a white male wearing a dark jacket and khaki pants kicking a university trailer. When the officer asked the


suspect what he was doing, he said he was trying to get into “the lacrosse” trailer because his friends had ditched him. The suspect was slurring his speech, smelled of alcohol and had a cut on the bridge of his nose, that he said was from a lacrosse practice earlier in the week. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged possessing beer underage and malicious injury to personal property. — Compiled by Hannah Jeffrey, News Editor Briefs don’t include every incident from the last week, and suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information could change as investigations continue.


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FRATERNITY • Continued from 1 wants to join can do so. “We really took the time to filter through the people and really educate them about the values of Phi Alpha Delta and what the organization stood for,” Novacki said. Sever i n a nd Novack i hoped to increase the fraternit y’s visibilit y on campus significantly during this process, since ot her professional fraternities such as Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi are already so well established. The transformation story of USC’s Phi Alpha Delta has gotten attention worldwide. Other chapters have asked Severin and Novacki to advise them a nd net work w it h t hem, a nd t he fraternity’s international headquarters asked USC to write a magazine article on their transformation story, while their recruitment video won third place in a video competition out of more than 100 chapters. USC’s Phi A lpha Delta started getting attention from international

BURNS • Cont. from 1 so relevant and important to our collection,” said Elizabet h Suddut h, director of rare books and special collections. “I can’t think of anything as great of a tribute to him or as a better addition to our collection.” Tom Mc Na l ly, t he Dean of the University Libra r ie s, conduc ted extensive background research on the manuscript and decided to bid on the document as a memorial tribute to Roy, who d ied i n Feb r u a r y 2013 a f t e r devot ing h is life to t he st udy of Scot t ish literature. USC purchased t he manuscript using only f u nds f rom pr ivate donors. Robert Burns is the national poet of Scotland, a nd he is a mong t he most influential writers of his time. The manuscript arrives at U S C w it h s y m b o l i c

he adqu a r t er s on a l mo s t a d a i l y basis through social media after the fraternity’s membership experienced such a dramatic increase. By placing more of an emphasis on the social aspect of the fraternity, the entire atmosphere of the fraternity has changed since the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester. “I think people just love to feel like they’re part of a close-knit community, where before you might not have known the person on [your] right and on your left,” Severin said. A nd as the fraternit y continues to grow, Severin and Novacki plan to add even more members to the organization and make the current participants even more active. “ You c a n sig n up to b e i n a n organization and have that on your resume, but if you don’t put in the time and the effort, then what’s the point?” Severin said. “You’re not get t ing anything out of it; the organization’s not getting anything out of you.”

t im ing, as Burns’ birthday is celebrated internationally on Jan. 25. USC houses more than 5,000 items about and belonging to Burns, from his porridge bowl and spoon to first and l at er e d it ion s of h i s poems and music. Roy, a professor born into a family of book collectors, acquired most of the items in USC’s collection, which dates back to 1892. The universit y acquired the collection in 1989, and the library continues to add to the


internationally renowned collection. This collection has attracted scholars and visitors to Columbia from around t he world for bot h i nd iv idua l resea rch and for exhibitions and conferences. T he Rob er t Bu r n s A ssociat ion of Nort h A mer ic a w i l l g at her at USC for its annual conference in April. The Burns manuscript is on display in the Dorothy B. Smith Reading Room in the Ernest F. Hollings Specia l Col lec t ions Library. DG

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ISSUE Gang violence is more of a problem than ever. OUR STANCE Students can impact future through service. The main responsibility of any community is easier to sum up than you might think: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Sure it’s a cliché, but that phrase is one of the very few that turns out to be absolutely, one hundred percent true. The surrounding community deter m i nes who t hat ch i ld interacts with, from schoolmates to k a rate i nst r uc tor s. T hose are t he people who shape t he ch ild’s g row t h, development, and to some extent, dreams and aspirations. So what happens when t hat proverbial village comes up short? You only need to glance at any local newspaper in the past year to fi nd out: gangs are on the rise again. It has been a long t ime since Columbia had a rash of gang-related activit y as bad as this. Violence had been slowly escalating in the city, reaching a fever pitch after the October

“Students at USC have a privileged position: we have been given the opportunity to continue our education beyond high school (which, in itself, is far more than some kids could ever hope for).

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shooting of Martha Childress in Five Points. With that tragedy in mind, we have to come to terms with the fact that Columbia is now a cit y where its children shoot each other. Now, the only question worth ask ing: what can we do about this? Whether we like it or not, this generation of crime is out of our hands. After all, we are not the police nor should we try to be. Nevertheless, we are a part of this communit y, and therefore have a responsibility for its future. To t h i s e nd , s t ude nt s c a n join orga n izat ions wh ich ca n help foster a safe environment

for at-r isk k ids. Big Brot her and Big Sister programs are the most prom i nent ex a mple s of ways students can get involved, although there are many more. St udent s at USC have a privileged position: we have been given the opportunity to continue our education beyond high school (which, in itself, is far more than some kids could ever hope for). This isn’t a problem that we can tackle single-handedly. But it takes a village to raise these children, and it’s up to us to build that village in whatever way we can.

Guns must be kept out of bars New firearm bill assault on common sense It’s one thing to be drunk in a bar and then get in a fight. But it’s another thing to be in the same situation, except you have a gun on you. Impossible, y o u s a y ? N o t n o w, S o u t h Carolina residents. The General Assembly has passed and sent bill S.308 to Gov. Nikki Haley’s office. That will allow licensed pat ron s to c a r r y conc ea led weapons in bars and restaurants that sell alcohol. There are many questions that can be asked as to why this has occurred; among them is why this “issue” is on the agenda, anyway. This may go without saying, but it is incredibly stupid to allow patrons in bars with guns — but the issue is larger than that. The

General Assembly’s actions have placed the current safety talks regarding Five Points in serious jeopardy and almost in a state of being in vain. Have lawmakers forgotten t he t ragic stor y of Martha Childress when she was shot by a hoodlum while she was just standing around waiting on a taxi? They might have missed it, considering their inattentiveness to other universit y news and petitions, such as the desire for more funds to combat constantly rising tuition rates. It’s worthy to note that higher education was not addressed once in Gov. Ha ley ’s a n nua l St ate of t he State address Wednesday night. Needless to say, if S.308 passes, it will make law enforcement’s job of protecting patrons in Five Points harder than it already is.

The State House’s perilous act ions are on ly more cause for concer n rega rd i ng t he competence of South Carolina’s elected officials. It also brings into question their priorities. Their job is to keep residents safe and to deter danger. I guess their solution is to place firearms i n t he ha nds of i ntox ic ated patrons, thus creating a civilian police force under the direction of o ne Ja c k D a n ie l . S o u t h Carolina residents, it is time to d r ive such i ncompetence out of our law mak ing body. Remember, it is election season. They are at our mercy now. — Dennzon Winley, fourth-year secondary education student

I’m absolutely convinced that there’s nothing that makes a sentence better than a well-placed curse word. I would go ahead and list the best of them but, with the policy of print as it is, all you’d see is a stream of hyphens punctuated by the occasional letter. Which, for my purposes, is absolutely no f---ing good at all. (See?) So, a little bit of verbal footwork is required to explain my thought process here. First off, some of these words help a turn of phrase flow better. Some sentences just need a little bit of sprucing up. Sometimes, they need a little push. Need a t wo-syllable word to emphasize just how st upid you were for majoring in u nder water basket-weav ing? Accent uate your otherwise boring (and self-pit ying, I mean, come on) complaint with something more interesting. Maybe throw in a word describing two people having a good time. Or one concerned with the scatological habits of bulls. (Will they let me get away with writing “merde de taureau”? I wonder.) Secondly, the vast majority of curse words are direct. They have a clear, simple meaning that isn’t tainted by cutesiness or pretension. Everyone knows what one means when they invoke one of those famed four-letter words. The same can’t be said for t hose “soft” bastardizations that verbally spawn from those well-worn standbys. For example, can someone explain to me what “frickle-frack” means? If so, you are part of the problem. And the last point: curse words are at their best when used to lighten the tone of the conversation or attempt at humor. They’re generally not funny in themselves, (although, to my shame, the word “fart” on its own can make me giggle if I’m not expecting it). It’s the inventive ways one uses them which give them strength. There is an entire genre of this k ind of stuff: the limerick. Who doesn’t know about the incredible physical characteristics of the man from Nantucket? I didn’t think so. From W.H. Auden to Philip Larkin, some of the most respectable writers of the 20th century were masters of this charming form. (Speaking of Larkin, his best known poem “This Be the Verse” literally starts with “They f--- you up, your mum and dad.” Let it never be said that fi lth never had its place in poetry.) Yes, these words can hurt. Some of them are designed to target specific groups of people. The dif ference bet ween t hese words and general vulgarity is the intent behind them. These kinds of words are inherently hateful. However, the important thing to keep in mind here is that crude language is a tool and simply serves to elaborate on or strengthen an image. The way a sentence flows has all to do with its component words. It’s simple math: if you allow yourself to use your full vocabulary, you’ll have more ways to glue a potent ial phrase together. Remember, it’s not the words you use, it’s the way you use them.

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Alternative rockers Louis Vecchio (drums), David Boyd (lead vocals) and Søren Hansen (guitar) moved to America from Denmark in 2009 to sign with RCA Records.

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After three successful American tours and one world tour as an opening band, New Politics recently started their first headlining tour. Made up of Louis Vecchio, David Boyd, and Søren Hansen, New Politics moved to America to sign with RCA Records in 2009. Under RCA, they released their only two albums to date, “New Politics” in 2010 and “A Bad Girl in Harlem” in 2013. Before the release of their second album, they toured as openers for Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, P!nk, Paramore and Panic! at The Disco. With the popularity of their most recent single “Harlem,” New Politics got the chance to travel on their own headlining tour sponsored by Music Farm Productions. Prior to signing with RCA, Hansen and Boyd moved to Brooklyn, New York in search of American fame. “It was like a childhood dream,” Hansen said. “It was something we had always wanted to do.” In New York they met their drummer Vecchio and started recording together. Through personal connections and hard work, the band managed to get signed to RCA only a year later. Their self-titled album featured their hit single “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and became popular enough to be featured on the MTV Artists to Watch tour with Five

Knives and Twenty One Pilots. The tour brought them through the venue Amos’ Southend in Charlotte, N.C. for the first time and now, eight months later, they have returned to headline their own show. “It’s so surreal,” Boyd said, “to be back here and to see a line out the door waiting for us.” With the explosive popularity of their song “Harlem,” tickets for their Harlem USA Tour quickly sold out for every venue. On Thursday, January 23, patrons lined up outside Amos’ for over four hours waiting to get front row spots for the show. Fans waited by the buses, hoping to get a glimpse of the three men inside. The sudden flood of support seemed to have come as a shock to the band. “We’ve written this music in a bedroom,” Hansen said, “and now we play it live and we see people singing along and that’s amazing.” Inside Amos’, it seemed fans knew every word as they sang along to each song on the set list. New Politics fans, self-named “newps,” can not only sing along but dance along with David Boyd, who is known for breakdancing both on stage and in the crowd. Between songs, Boyd jumped into the crowd and danced to the beat with the fans circled around him. The band strives to create a connection to their fans and to give them the best experience possible at shows. Hansen notes, “There’s one thing that has always been the most important to us. There’s this kind of weird electricity that spreads through everyone when we’re all enjoying the music, and it’s such an amazing experience.” DG

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Søren Hansen calls the band’s rise to fame “surreal.”

‘Nebraska’ charms with melancholy laughs Father-son road trip takes turns both funny, sad Jonathan Winchell



Director: Alexander Payne Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb Rating: R for some language Courtesy of MCT Campus

“Nebraska,” is the sixth film directed by Alexander Payne (“Sideways,” “The Descendants”), his first that he did not have a hand in writing, and the first film since his debut, “Citizen Ruth,” that is not based on a novel. First time feature screenwriter Bob Nelson wrote this droll comedy set in the Midwest. Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), a lifelong drunk in Montana falling into senility, gets a scam sweepstakes letter saying he has won a million dollars and that he must pick up his winnings in Lincoln, Nebraska. His ornery, acid-tongued wife Kate ( June Squibb) will not even entertain the idea of taking him, so he just starts walking on foot along the highway, determined to get there. When the cops bring him into the station, his son David (Will Forte) comes to pick him up. When his father

Director Alexander Payne speaks with actors Bruce Dern (left) and June Squibb on set. will not give up the idea of traveling to Nebraska, even after repeatedly telling him the sweepstakes are a total scam, he agrees to take Woody on the trip. He views it as a chance to have some fatherson time with the aging man. After Woody has a late night fall in a hotel room, David makes a stop in Woody’s childhood town of Hawthorne where many of his brothers and other relatives still live. David’s brother Ross (Bob Odenkirk) come on the bus to join the family and tensions arise in the usually docile town, especially when Woody’s family and his old business partner Ed Pegram (Stacy Keach) want a cut of his alleged cash prize money. What a wonderful film this is. Every

aspect of the film is top-notch and spoton. Firstly, the writing is very funny and sharp — a comedy where one chokes on the laughs. All of the characters are flawed, but there is great humanity and decency in them. Some of the funniest scenes in the film are simple static shots of the family talking with each sother in front of the television set. Another reason to cherish the film is the acting. Character actor Br uce Dern, who received the second Oscar nomination of his career for his lead role, is perfection because he never seems to be acting. The crotchety old man, with his wispy, frazzled white hair, ramshackle wardrobe and hobbling gait goes about his business as he pleases, just like he has his whole

life. He is a seemingly selfish man whose hidden k indness is revealed slowly throughout the film. Kate loves her husband, but the casual observer would never know that. She speaks her mind at every moment and rarely has anything nice or constructive to say about anyone. She doesn’t just m a k e r ude c o m me nt s ab out t he townsfolk and her own family, she blurts them out as if there is no reason to hold back. In one particularly memorable scene in a graveyard, she looks down at the headstones for each of Woody’s relatives and goes through a laundry list of their failings, airing her opinions out in the open air. The film was shot in black and white by cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, who received an Oscar nomination, and it perfectly matches the dry humor and melancholy surrounding the fi lm. The endless plains and drab sky are captured better with a lack of color. Like the 3-D in “Gravity,” one forgets the black and white in “Nebraska.” Hopefully that appropriate artistic choice will not keep anyone away. Alexander Payne, who also received an Oscar nomination for Best Director, keeps a perfect balance between comedy and drama, cynical humor and warmth. “Nebraska” is the funniest film of last year, but there is pain and sadness underneath the laughs. Payne, Nelson, the actors and everyone else involved in the film capture the Midwest and its people beautifully in one of the best films of 2013. DG











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Monday, January 27, 2014


Women’s basketball wins at Vanderbilt Mitchell’s late layup carries Gamecocks past Commodores Tanner Abel


Sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell hit two big shots in the final minute to help propel the No. 10 Gamecock women’s basketball team to a 61-57 victory against No. 16 Vanderbilt on Sunday. The game was tied at 55 with less than a minute to play, and Mitchell just beat the shot clock on a tough layup to put the Gamecocks in front with 50 seconds remaining. Vanderbilt brought the ball up the court, and Mitchell stole it to score a fast break layup and put the game in hand at 59-55 with 30 seconds left. Mitchell finished the game with 14 points and seven rebounds while also adding three assists. Junior center Elem Ibiam almost recorded a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. South Carolina tried to slow down a Vanderbilt offense that possessed two of the top three scorers in the SEC in senior guards Christina Foggie and Jasmine Lister. Foggie came in as the conference’s leading scorer averaging more than 19 points per game and looked the part, finishing the day with 23 points. However, Lister could not find the same type of success against the Gamecock defense. She finished with only four points on two-of-eight shooting. “They weren’t really letting me get the ball,” Lister said of the South Carolina defense. “They had good pressure defense and limited my touches. They did do a good job, and I just tried to take advantage when I had the ball and create for my teammates as well.” Vanderbilt’s only lead of the game came after Foggie hit the only three-pointer of the contest by either team with 15:47 remaining to put the Commodores in front 38-37. South Carolina fought back on the next possession with Ibiam sinking a jumper to put the Gamecocks back in the lead. Mitchell had a steal on the following possession and dished the ball off to junior forward Aleighsa Welch for the layup to extend the South Carolina lead to 41-38. Coach Dawn Staley said getting the ball in the post often was in the game plan. “I think that’s high-percentage basketball,” she said. “Either we want to get on the block or use our athleticism from the perimeter to drive into the paint because we feel like it’s high-percentage basketball, and I felt like our advantage would be to not shoot


Sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell turned in 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists against Vanderbilt. outside shots and (instead) take that ball to the paint.” The Gamecocks led by as much as six points in the second half, but the Commodores roared back to tie the game at 53 with 3:20 remaining. Off of freshman center Alaina Coates’ turnover, Vanderbilt got the ball to sophomore guard Jasmine Jenkins on the next possession for a layup to force the tie. Welch made a jumper for the Gamecocks shortly after to give them the 55-53 advantage, but Vanderbilt freshman forward Marqu’es Webb sunk two free throws to tie the game again with 1:20 left. After that, Mitchell became the hero and helped move South Carolina to 18-2 on the year with a 6-1 record in conference play. Vanderbilt fell to 16-4 with the loss, as well as

5-2 in SEC play. Both of the conference losses have come at the hands of the Gamecocks and will put the Commodores in a tougher position in trying to capture an SEC regular season title. Staley was pleased that her team was able to keep Vanderbilt from scoring beyond the arc the entire game with one exception. “Vandy’s a team that thrives when they are able to shoot three-point shots, so one of our keys was not to allow them to three us,” Staley said. “If they are able to get off more three-point shots or makes, they win this basketball game, so kudos to our kids for buying into our game plan and executing it to a T.” DG

Men’s tennis goes 1-1 at ITA’s South Carolina drops first match of season to Memphis, earns win against Harvard Collyn Taylor


The men’s tennis team rebounded to salvage a 1-1 record in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kickoff Weekend. A dramatic comeback in the first match fell short as the No. 18 Gamecocks lost 4-2 to the then-No. 21 Memphis Tigers. After losing the doubles round, the Gamecocks were down 3-0 as senior Tsvetan Mihov and junior Thiago Pinheiro lost their singles matches. The comeback started when senior Chip Cox won his match and freshman Andrew Schafer dominated in his singles match, winning 6-1, 6-1. With the Gamecocks down only 3-2, the rally was halted as junior Kyle Koch fell in his set. “[Memphis] is a big ball striking team. They’re all a bunch of tall guys that charge forward very fast and have the ability to take points very quickly and initially it overwhelmed our team,” coach Josh Goffi said. “After a very tight doubles loss we came out and played like we lost the doubles point, which is something we try not to do. We got down a little bit, but the good part about our team is that we’re resilient and we were able to come back and fight.” With a chance at redemption on Sunday, South Carolina faced No. 26 Harvard in the third-place match. The tide shifted early on in the match with the Gamecocks winning the doubles round and taking the 1-0 lead into singles. In singles, the team was off to a fast start, leading in five of the six matches. Schafer quickly won his match, clinching the victory in straight sets (6-5, 6-5, 6-1) and giving the team a 2-0 lead over Harvard. Schafer, a true freshman this year, won both of his singles matches this weekend and only lost one of his two doubles matches. The doubles loss he suffered against Memphis was his first loss of the season. “Andrew is a good player he’s very good in his position down there at 6. He’s just a tough player to beat,” Goffi said. “As a freshman, he’s initially nervous in the first couple of matches last weekend. But, he came out with a great intensity to compete and, at all costs, get the win. And he did.” After a victory by junior Andrew Adams, the Gamecock team victory was clinched when senior Chip Cox won his match in a tiebreaker (6-5 (4), 6-5 (2)). “It’s really tough to come back after that loss, they weren’t quite ready to compete at that point,” Goffi said. “I think they realized that and made some adjustments; they got the engines started and got the energy pretty high to get going. It started out with a great doubles point. I think the doubles point was massive for both teams today because both teams lost yesterday. The doubles point was a pivotal point in the game to gain early momentum. We ended up being able to

Gamecocks fall short at Missouri Men still trying for first SEC win after 0-6 start Danny Garrison



Senior Chip Cox clinched South Carolina’s victory over the Harvard Crimson with a 6-5 (4), 6-5 (2) win in the tiebreaker. squeak it out, and it really saved the day.” With the resilience the team has, the Gamecocks look to move forward and improve after the ITA Kickoff Weekend. “We need to make some adjustments but [this weekend] was a great opportunity to see the areas of improvement that we need to make,” Goffi said. “But overall, the competition level was great. Guys competed hard both days. I’m extremely proud of them coming back today and competing the way they did.” The Gamecocks (3-1) travel to Georgia Tech on Friday and look to rebound from the team’s first loss of the season. “We were just careless in certain parts of each individual match and we make adjustments on and we’ll learn from those and if we take care of those spots, we’ll get through those matches more often than not,” Goffi said. “The ability to bounce back and not let the bleeding continue, our guys put a stop to it today. That’s the sign of a great team, the ability to bounce back after a tough loss and get a great win against a great team.” DG

Despite a slow start to Saturday’s game at Missouri, South Carolina men’s basketball made a real run at what would’ve been its fi rst SEC win of the season. But in t he end t he push wasn’t enough, and the Gamecocks would fall 82-74 and drop to 0 - 6 in t he conference. Missouri began the game on an 11-0 run that would set the Tigers up for the rest of the contest. After the Gamecocks ended Missouri’s run, they would outscore the Tigers 74-71 for the remainder of the game. Senior g uard Brenton Williams spearheaded South Carolina’s offense, turning in a career day with 32 points and his most ever three-pointers in a game with seven. Williams was backed up by sophomore forward Michael Carrera’s double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Fr e s h m a n f o r w a r d S i n d a r i u s Thor nwell was t he on ly ot her Gamecock to put up more than four points, finishing with 14 to end his streak of 20-point games. Missouri had two players go for more than 20 points in the contest, as guards Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson turned in 24 and 22, respectively. S out h Ca rol i n a i s one of t wo remaining SEC teams yet to win a game in-conference. The Auburn Tigers also sit at 0-6 after losing to Arkansas Saturday. T he G a mecock s w i l l cont i nue their push for their first SEC win Wednesday when they take on Texas A&M at home, a team that South Carolina narrowly lost to earlier in the season. DG

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