MarchMadness

Meeks shoots, and rebounds, and saves the day for Tar Heels

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — North Carolina missed the shots. No surprise there. Kennedy Meeks saved the game. No surprise there, either. Meeks, the only Tar Heel who could shoot straight Saturday night, muscled away the game-saving offensive rebound in a 77-76 victory over Oregon after ice-cold Carolina missed its fourth straight free throw down the stretch. All part of a…

Carolina’s Seniors Close their Careers at Final Four

GLENDALE, Ariz. (WOLO) — Duane Notice, Justin McKie, and Sindarius Thornwell have played their final game wearing “Carolina” across their jersey. The three Gamecocks seniors committed to come to Columbia as Frank Martin was in his first season with USC. They now leave with their names all across the program’s history books, leading the garnet and black to their first…

Gamecocks Reflect on Season’s End at Final Four

GLENDAL, Ariz. (WOLO) — Carolina men’s basketball saw their season come to a close Saturday as they watched Gonzaga celebrate at the end of their National Semifinal in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs ended the longest March Madness run and the greatest campaign in Gamecocks history, beating Frank Martin’s team 77-73. As reality sinks in that the ride is over,…

Gamecocks’ Historic Season Ends in Final Four to Gonzaga

The road to a championship ends at the Final Four. So does the dream run for the Carolina Gamecocks. Despite erasing a 14-point deficit in the second half, USC was unable to beat Gonzaga in the National Semifinals, falling to the Bulldogs 77-73. Both teams made their Final Four debuts on Saturday, as Frank Martin’s seven-seed faced their highest-ranked opponent…

Finebaum Visits the Vista for Historic Gamecocks Weekend

Carolina basketball has captured the attention of the SEC as both the men and women advanced to the Final Four. While Dawn Staley’s team is in Dallas and Frank Martin’s squad is in Arizona, the voice of the conference was in downtown Columbia Friday. Paul Finebaum hosted his ESPN radio show, which is syndicated on the SEC Network, at “Carolina…

Last Year’s March Madness Snub “Inspires” Gamecocks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (WOLO) — The heartbreak of 2016 has turned into fuel for 2017. A year after being one of the last teams left out of the NCAA Tournament, the Gamecocks have made the most of their first March Madness appearance since 2004, shocking their sport by making it to the Final Four. Sports Director Mike Gillespie is at Univeristy…

Thornwell Feeling Better, Back at USC Practice

GLENDALE, Ariz. (WOLO) — After missing Thursday’s practice due to illness, Gamecocks star guard Sindarius Thornwell stepped on the court at the Final Four for the first time Friday. Sports Director Mike Gillespie is with USC as they prep to face Gonzaga in the National Semifinal Saturday (6:09 p.m.). Hear from Thornwell and head coach Frank Martin by clicking the…