Big Ten Pair Highlights Hoops Schedule

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Darrin Horn doesn’t appear to be worried

about easing his young South Carolina team into the Southeastern

Conference season.

Horn released the nonconference part of South Carolina’s

schedule Tuesday, a stretch that includes games at Big Ten

Conference powers Michigan State on Nov. 16 and Ohio State on Dec.

18. The Gamecocks will also face Boston College and in-state rival

Clemson from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

It’s a formidable group for a team that can’t count on all-SEC

star Devan Downey or versatile forward Dominique Archie this

season. Forward Sam Muldrow is the only player on the roster who

has played more than one season with the Gamecocks.

Horn says the team needs a strong nonconference schedule to

prepare for SEC play.