After winning three straight to start the season, the Bulls dropped their first game Friday night 69-66 to the Gamecocks in the second round of the Charleston Classic. 

USF (3-1) got a combined 35 points from its two big men, Gus Gilchrist and Jarrid Famous.  Dominique Jones added 17 in a losing effort.

The Bulls led 35-29 at halftime but the Gamecocks opened the second half with a 15-6 run.

USF plays UNC-Wilmington on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.