Thursday , Mar , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Kinsey leads South Carolina to NIT title

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Tarence Kinsey led South Carolina with 21
points and six rebounds as the Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines,
76-64, at Madison Square Garden for the NIT Tournament championship.

Tre’ Kelley shot 4-of-7 from beyond-the-arc for 20 points and added seven
assists and Renaldo Balkman added 10 points, 11 boards, six blocked shots and
four steals for the Gamecocks (23-15), who became the first team to win back-
to-back NIT titles since St. John’s in 1943 and 1944.

Daniel Horton posted 18 points and five assists and Chris Hunter and Brent
Petway each netted 12 for the Wolverines (22-11), who won the NIT title in