MarchMadness

Thornwell’s rise coincides with the Gamecocks ride to Elite 8

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — The SEC Player of the Year has made a strong case for being the most outstanding of the NCAA Tournament to this point. In his first go through March Madness, Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell has taken the brackets and opposition by storm. Averaging 25.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and two steals a game through the Sweet…

Familiar foes USC and Florida fight for the Final Four

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — The Gamecocks and Gators have played against each other plenty of times, but no previous matchup holds similar stakes to their Sunday showdown. USC and UF, each representing the SEC, will face off in NYC in the Elite 8 at Madison Square Garden at 2:20 p.m. Carolina has already gone farther into March Madness than…

Carolina feeling “sweet” after shutting down Baylor

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — For the first time in program history, the Gamecock men are marching on the Elite 8. Carolina nearly controlled their Sweet 16 game against Baylor from the start, building on a 15 point halftime lead to beat the Bears 70-50 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. After waiting 44 years for a single March…

Gamecocks still dancing, beat Baylor for first Elite 8 appearance

For the first time in program history, the Gamecocks are officially Elite. Seven-seed USC stormed past three-seed Baylor at Madison Square Garden Friday night 70-50, upsetting a second-straight higher seeded opponent in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Elite 8 for the first time in program history. Powered by an 18-0 run over 7:43 of game time in the first…

Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament’s expanded bracket. The Gamecocks (24-10) trailed by 10 points early in the second half after…

Gamecocks, Duke Discuss NCAA Tourney Second Round Matchup

Before seven-seed USC and two-seed Duke battle for the right to move on to the Sweet 16, the two programs from the Carolinas further prepared for the other on Saturday. One day removed from first round wins over Marquette and Troy respectively, the Gamecocks and Blue Devils switched their focus towards the other before Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game…

Sindarius Thornwell Before Duke, “I’m Just Living the Dream”

As Sindarius Thornwell and the Gamecocks get ready for their second round NCAA Tournament game against Duke, the SEC Player of the Year calls Sunday’s matchup the biggest of his entire career. Hear from Thornwell Saturday in Greenville before USC’s practice by clicking the video above from ABC Columbia Sports. Categories: Local News, Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, USC…

Gamecocks Ready for First NCAA Tournament in 13 Years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — South Carolina (22-10) earned a No. 7 seed in its ninth berth to the NCAA Tournament and will face 10th-seeded Marquette (19-12) in the First Round in Greenville, S.C. on Friday, March 17. The Gamecocks will be playing in the East Regional and with a victory, would face the winner of second-seeded Duke (27-8) vs. 15th-seeded…

Winthrop Earns 13 Seed, Face 4th Seeded Butler Thursday In Milwaukee

ROCK HILL, SC (Winthrop SID) —Winthrop men’s basketball has earned a 13-seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and will face 4th-seeded Butler, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (EST) in the Bradley Center. The game will air live on TNT. The Eagles earned their second highest seed in the NCAA Tournament after a 26-6 record as they captured the Big South Conference…