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Extra innings needed to settle Carolina-Clemson NCAA regional game

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/AP) -

In a style fitting for the longstanding USC-Clemson rivalry, the NCAA regional matchup at Carolina Stadium was settled with drama.

Extra innings were needed to decide a winner.  USC beat Clemson 5-4 in the bottom of the 12th on an RBI single off the right field wall from LB Dantzler that scored Joey Pankake from third.

The win improves the Gamecocks to (42-17). 

South Carolina hasn't lost a post-season game since 2010, when the lost to Oklahoma in the College World Series.

The 34-27 Tigers play Coastal Carolina Sunday at noon.  The winner of that game takes on USC at 4 p.m.

The game was the 12th sellout of the season at Carolina Stadium, with 8,242 fans attending.

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