ESPN announced on Monday the South Carolina men's basketball contest at Baylor will be televised as part of the network's 24-hour Hoops Marathon, on Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN. The match up versus the Bears marks the second time that the Gamecocks have been part of the Marathon, the first came in a 10 p.m. ET match up at then-No. 2 Michigan State on Nov. 16, 2010. The Spartans won that contest 82-73 at The Breslin Center in East Lansing.
The all-time series versus Baylor is tied at 2-2, with each game in the series won by the road team. The Bears won the most recent meeting, 85-74, in Columbia on Jan. 2, 2010, while the Gamecocks won the last meeting in Waco, 85-84, on a go-ahead basket from Zam Fredrick with just 5.1 seconds remaining on the clock on Jan. 2, 2009.