OH SO SWEET! GAMECOCKS BEAT DUKE!

The South Carolina men’s basketball celebrates the win over Duke in the NCAA Tournament.

BY DAVID CLONINGER – dcloninger@thestate.com – Source Article

GREENVILLE, SC – Those nearly forgotten dancing shoes are made of glass.

South Carolina shocked everyone but its thousands of garnet-clad faithful at Bon Secours Wellness Arena Sunday by beating second-seeded Duke 88-81, punching the Gamecocks’ ticket to New York and the Sweet 16. Following its first NCAA tournament win since 1973 on Friday, USC (24-10) overcame an icy shooting first half to sock the ACC champions out of the tournament.

It’s the first time USC has ever won consecutive NCAA tournament games. The seventh-seed Gamecocks will play No. 3 Baylor at 7:29 p.m. on Friday with the winner advancing to the Elite Eight. A win there …

  

Photos – Gerry Melendez gmelendez@thestate.com

Well, they didn’t get here by talking about anything other than the step in front of them. But my, what a step they took Sunday.

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WATCH: Martin, Dozier on second half spark

John Whittle (247sports.com) – Original Article

South Carolina battled back for a 77-66 victory over USF on Saturday afternoon on the road. The Gamecocks (9-1) were down at halftime, but came out sharp in the second half to take control of the game. Watch the video below of the full press conference with head coach Frank Martin and sophomore PJ Dozier, or check out the notes below.

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