USC men defeat Ole Miss in SEC Tournament
Chris Silva’s had 21 points and 11 rebounds to 11th-seeded South Carolina (17-15) rally and defeat Mississippi 85-84 in the opening round of the tournament on Wednesday night.
Silva was one of five players to score in double figures for USC. Frank Booker scored 21 points, and Justin Minaya had 16. Maik Kotsar added 14 points and Wesley Myers scored 10.
Carolina advances to the second round to face sixth-seeded Arkansas on Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET. South Carolina met Arkansas just once during the regular season, with the Razorbacks posting an 81-65 win in Fayetteville.