- The Washington Times - Friday, December 7, 2001

Seen and heard last night at Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, S.C.:

TRIVIA Which former NBA coach starred at South Carolina? Hint: He lost his NBA job just last season.

CLUELESS The folks at Columbia's paper of record, the State, apparently thought the Gamecocks were playing Providence again instead of Georgetown. South Carolina beat the Friars on Monday night, and the paper reprinted the Providence lineup under the heading "Georgetown Starters" in yesterday's paper. To make matters worse, the State credited the Hoyas with a victory over Houston last week, though they left out the score for obvious reasons the Cougars backed out of the game three months ago. Perhaps the paper decided Georgetown deserved a sympathy win after Houston's breach of contract.

BIG MG Former Georgetown dunkosaurus Michael Graham showed up to watch his alma mater face the Gamecocks. The former GU enforcer, who lives in the area and is best known for his 14-point performance in the 1984 NCAA final against Houston, was sporting an olive suit and looked like he had swallowed several small children since his playing days.

SILVER FOX Virginia athletic director Terry Holland made a surprise appearance. When asked why he was in attendance, Holland said he wanted to check out the facility, "because we're getting pretty close on ours." South Carolina's new arena, which is going up next to the existing structure, is scheduled to open next season. More than likely, Holland was also scouting the Hoyas, who play his beloved Cavaliers at MCI Center on Dec. 20.

TRIVIA ANSWER Mike Dunleavy Sr. played in the brief Gamecocks glory era from 1973 to '76, scoring 1,586 points alongside the school's most famous player, Alex English, to rank fifth on its all-time scoring list.

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