A pair of former Gamecocks were instrumental Sunday in leading their teams along the path to the Lombardi Trophy.
With the basketball world watching across the United States on national television, fans of the Palmetto State's power programs were hoping Zion Williamson would stay in his home state.
After losing an early lead in the second minute of play, Carolina was able to force two more ties and get within a possession of No. 21 Tennessee 13 times, but was never able to eclipse the Volunteers Sunday night, falling 70-63.
On the same day he received an offer from the Gamecocks, Gray Collegiate junior forward Juwan Gary made history on the hardwood.
On Saturday night, five-star phenom Zion Williamson will announce where he'll be playing college basketball next season, as both Carolina and Clemson are among his final choices.