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Alex Destino and Jacob Olson each homered and fourth ranked South Carolina scored five runs in the first five innings on the way to a 5-4 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night at Founders Park. The Gamecocks improve to 3-1 with Charlotte dropping to 2-2 on the season.

UTEP sophomore forward Paul Thomas earned his first C-USA Player of the Week honors, putting together back-to-back double-doubles as the Miners won a pair of games and six of their last seven.  North Texas guard Ryan Woolridge repeated as the C-USA Freshman of the Week. Woolridge registered his first career double-double (and was one assist shy of a triple-double) with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists against Thomas and his UTEP team.

Senior Erik McCree has been the anchor for Louisiana Tech all all season.

However, on Thursday night there was a youth movement inside the Thomas Assembly Center as the freshman duo of DaQuan Bracey and Jalen Harris combined for 35 points to help the Bulldogs overpower Florida Atlantic by a final score of 95-69.

The UTEP Miners did not hold a lead the entire second half but came out on the winning side on Thursday night. The Miners outscored the North Texas basketball team 12-6 in overtime to take a 77-71 victory against the Mean Green at the Super Pit.

Rice sophomore guard Marcus Evans added to his conference honors as he was named C-USA Player of the Week, averaging 27.5 points per game with a 17-of-17 performance at the free throw line in a pair of road wins.