Trojan Basketball Rolls, Defeats Gamecocks
Daniel Hackett
Daniel Hackett
SCPlaybook.com
Posted Nov 17, 2007


After a disappointing opening game loss against Mercer, the Trojans roll off two wins against the Citadel, 74-47 and South Carolina, 85-75. Daniel Hackett had a triple double and O.J. Mayo scored 29 to defeat South Carolina.

Trojan Basketball on a Roll, Defeats Gamecocks

Daniel Hackett a Difference Maker for Trojans

After a disappointing opening game loss against Mercer, the Trojans roll off two wins against the Citadel, 74-47 and South Carolina, 85-75. Playing without Daniel Hackett in the season opener, the Trojans have righted the ship under the leadership of Hackett.

In three games, Mayo went: 12-27, 32 points; 6-12, 16 points; and 11-20, 29 points.

In two games, Hackett was: 9-12, 21 and 6-9, 22 points.

Hackett, the veteran point guard makes a difference on this young Trojan team. In his second game back from injury, Hackett had a triple double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Gamecocks applied full-court defense throughout the game and pressured the Trojans all night. South Carolina's defense was tenacious and Hackett's leadership in the backcourt helped to take the pressure off of Mayo.


O.J. Mayo

With the lead slipping away late in the second half, the Gamecocks cut the lead to five points. Without hesitation, O.J. Mayo turned and hit a 3-point shot to hold back the Gamecock rally. The Trojans then got the lead back up to 10 points. Mayo scored 29 points on the night. Dwight Lewis added 18.

The Trojans were 23-29 from the free throw line.



Related Stories
ASU Plays it Close, But USC Wins, 67-53
 -by SCPlaybook.com  Feb 3, 2008
Photo Gallery: USC Beats Cal
 -by SCPlaybook.com  Mar 7, 2008
USC Squeaks Past Oregon 95-86 in Overtime
 -by SCPlaybook.com  Jan 27, 2008

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from SCPlaybook.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
G Daniel Hackett (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > St. John Bosco HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]