DUE WEST - Erskine Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach Mark Peeler announced on Thursday morning that the Erskine men's basketball team will square off in an opening season exhibition game against NCAA Division I Final Four participant South Carolina on Monday, October 30th in the Colonial Life Center in Columbia. It will be the Gamecocks first appearance since playing in last April's Final Four.
"We are extremely appreciative of Coach Martin and his staff for providing us this opportunity. Not only will it be a great barometer to measure how much we need to improve, but it is just so exciting for our guys to play against a high caliber program that last year battled for the national championship. It will definitely help our pre-season practices be a little more intense and purposeful," commented Peeler.
The exhibition at South Carolina will be the first of two NCAA Division I match-ups for the Fleet this season. Erskine will travel to Radford University on Saturday, December 9th.