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No. 6 South Carolina powers past Auburn 60-41

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A'ja Wilson had 17 points, Alaina Coates added 16 and No. 6 South Carolina used its power-post duo to blow past Auburn 60-41 in a final tune up Thursday night before attempting to stop No. 1 UConn's NCAA record winning streak. The Gamecocks (21-2, 11-1 Southeastern) won their seventh straight over Auburn (15-10, 5-6) and third in a row since Tennessee ended...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

5 under-the-radar teams to watch in March

Nothing deflates the excitement of finally eyeing the bracket on Selection Sunday quite like perusing the seeds and match-ups and seeing a team you just don’t have much familiarity with. You know the school, the coach, and maybe a player, but you haven’t seen them play and aren’t even really sure how good they are. Even though the NCAA selection committee gave them a seed,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 South Carolina looks to spoil UConn's run to 100 wins

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows history will be made Monday night. She just hopes she's on the winning side. The sixth-ranked Gamecocks are heading to No. 1 UConn for the Gamecocks' latest try to topple the undefeated , four-time NCAA Tournament defending champions who have not lost since early in the 2014-15 season. If South Carolina fails, UConn could...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thornwell leads No. 19 South Carolina over Miss. St 77-73

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Sindarius Thornwell scored 28 points, Chris Silva added 15 and No. 19 South Carolina made a late surge to beat Mississippi State 77-73 on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (20-5, 9-3) bounced back from a 90-86 four-overtime loss to Alabama on Tuesday. This game was close and hard-fought, too: Mississippi State led 64-63 with 5:17 remaining, but the Gamecocks...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

No time for sulking: Gamecocks need to look past UConn loss

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows there's no time for sulking over her squad latest loss to UConn, not with the upcoming challenges the sixth-ranked Gamecocks face in the Southeastern Conference. ''We're good'' mentally, Staley said Wednesday. ''We're getting right back up.'' The Gamecocks (21-3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) have little choice, prepping...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis, Alaina lead No. 6 South Carolina past Vanderbilt

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Kaela Davis and Alaina Coates each scored 15 points to help No. 6 South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 82-51 on Thursday night. The game looked just like it did on paper - the Southeastern Conference's best team playing its worst, which was just what the Gamecocks (22-3, 12-1) needed after a 66-55 loss to No. 1 Connecticut for the Huskies' 100th straight victory...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina recruiting: Another round of offers out from Gamecocks

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting. Miss a previous edition? Find every episode of SEC Country’s daily SpursUp Surveillance recruiting notebook right here. JUCO via the 704 Dantrell Barkley was one of seven recruits to...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Last year’s Gamecocks pulling hard for South Carolina baseball to reach Omaha

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was familiar and yet completely different. Marcus Mooney and Matt Vogel laced up their cleats and grabbed their gloves in the South Carolina dugout Thursday afternoon. But the pair of former South Carolina baseball players lingered behind as the current Gamecocks got their final preseason practice going. Eight months ago, Mooney and Vogel were in that same dugout...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

Which South Carolina newcomer makes biggest impact? Praise for Gamecocks’ QBs

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. Early impact for the Gamecocks As much-ballyhooed as CB Jamyest Williams’ signing with South Carolina has been, it was...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

South Carolina Board of Trustees approve multiple athletic facility upgrades

South Carolina is set to receive a new number of upgrades in its athletic facilities, as the school’s Board of Trustees approved three projects for renovations. The Board approved a $995,000 project that will renovate the suites in the on the west-side of the 100 level in Williams-Brice Stadium. The project is expected to be finished by the start of next football season. Another...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

South Carolina baseball: Gamecocks roll on opening day behind Schmidt, Hopkins

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina baseball finally got to its season opener Friday, putting all the preseason hype in the past and just getting down to playing baseball again. And things went pretty much according to plan. Junior pitcher Clarke Schmidt had a strong first outing, sophomore TJ Hopkins and junior Alex Destino got the work done at the plate and the Gamecocks cruised...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

#4 South Carolina vs. UNCG Recap: Gamecocks Start 2017 Season With 7-1 Win Over Spartans

South Carolina is undefeated in 2017! Baseball is back and the Gamecocks are starting off the season in the win column after taking advantage of some miscues by UNCG and wrapping up a 7-1 win on Friday in Columbia. South Carolina took an early lead, getting on the board in the bottom of the first inning. TJ Hopkins started things off with a double, then came home on a one-out RBI...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
8 days ago

South Carolina basketball: Gamecocks working to ‘rally together’ after down week

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Duane Notice had never seen South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin walk out of a practice before. Understandably so, as Martin has walked out of only two in his 33 years of coaching. Seeing it happen Monday naturally left Notice and his teammates feeling a strong sense of disappointment. “It was a disappointing feeling because we felt like we let him down...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

South Carolina baseball: Wil Crowe wins his first game in two years

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The questions about Tommy John and the feeling of throwing a game at South Carolina again are a thing of the past for Wil Crowe. The Gamecocks junior pitcher made his return to the mound at Founders Park on Saturday, throwing his first game in a South Carolina uniform since April 2015. Crowe threw five innings, striking out seven and setting down the final nine...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

#4 South Carolina vs. UNCG Game 2 Recap: Gamecocks Beat Spartans 5-1, Win Series

Wil Crowe looked great in his first game back since 2015 The Gamecocks are still undefeated on the diamond in 2017 after beating UNCG in game two of their series on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans threatened early, getting two batters on with one out inn the first, but they weren’t able to capitalize. Both teams’ offenses were pretty quiet otherwise until the third inning,...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
7 days ago

South Carolina recruiting: The latest on Xavier Thomas

Five-star defensive end Xavier Thomas is 99 percent certain that he will come back to the state of South Carolina to play college football. Clinging to that other 1 percent, Thomas told Jeff Sentell of DawgNation, is national powerhouse Alabama. Thomas, who’s currently enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., updated the status of his recruitment on Sunday at The Opening in...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Cornerbacks may be high priority again for South Carolina in 2018 recruiting cycle

In this multi-part look at South Carolina recruiting for the 2018 cycle, SEC Country evaluates which cornerbacks could be signing to play for Will Muschamp. Below is a look at how the cornerback depth could shake out for the 2018 season. The returning roster The following assumes everyone plays in 2017 and there is no attrition to the NFL or transfer departures. Rashad Fenton...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

South Carolina baseball: Bats go cold as Gamecocks drop series finale

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The same high-caliber pitching that led South Carolina baseball to wins Friday and Saturday was present again at Founders Park on Sunday. But the hitting that accounted for 22 hits through two games was nowhere to be seen. The Gamecocks (2-1) recorded only four hits and couldn’t bring a runner around, losing 1-0 to UNC Greensboro in Sunday’s series finale....
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

#4 South Carolina vs. UNCG Game 3 Recap: Gamecocks Fall to Spartans 1-0

Adam Hill looked great, but South Carolina’s offense was MIA today The Gamecocks fell short of sweeping UNCG this weekend as the offense took the day off in Columbia. Both teams were held scoreless in the first two innings, but the Spartans got on the board in the third. Unfortunately, a leadoff walk, a passed ball and a misplayed ball by South Carolina all helped UNCG get the...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
6 days ago

Cunningham's late layup sends Missouri past South Carolina

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Sophie Cunningham made a layup with 0.6 seconds to give Missouri a 62-60 comeback victory over No. 6 South Carolina on Sunday. Cunningham had 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting to help the Tigers (19-9, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) win their third straight. They beat the Gamecocks (22-4, 12-2) for the second time since joining the conference. Sierra Michaelis added...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina football’s defensive tackle class rated in Top 10 by Rivals

Another position group from South Carolina football’s 2017 recruiting class is considered among the best in the nation. After Rivals.com rated USC’s wide receiver haul as the No. 9 group in the nation, the recruiting website rated the Gamecocks’ defensive tackle class as the No. 6 haul in the country. The Gamecocks signed three interior defensive linemen in Aaron Sterling and...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Nation’s No. 2 recruit calls South Carolina his ‘dream school’: Bad weekend for Gamecocks hoops

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. 5-star DE calls USC ‘dream school’ Good news first! The No. 2 overall prospect for 2018 had glowing things to say about...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Bracketology: South Carolina basketball slides in latest projections

South Carolina basketball’s recent slide has it understandably dropping in NCAA Tournament projections. The Gamecocks were projected as a No. 6 seed across the board last week, but slipped to a No. 7 seed by both ESPN and USA Today, while CBS Sports has the Gamecocks as a No. 8 seed. **ESPN’s Joe Lunardi pegs South Carolina as a No. 7 seed in Sacramento against No. 10 Michigan...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Xavier Thomas would have already committed to South Carolina if…

On Sunday, 5-star defensive end Xavier Thomas reminded reporters at The Opening in Orlando that South Carolina was his dream school. The No. 2-ranked player in the class of 2018 made another pretty revealing statement about his interest in the Gamecocks. If Steve Spurrier was still the head coach, things would be different right now. “I would have been committed, if all that...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

247sports ranks South Carolina football coaching job outside top 25

When Will Muschamp was hired as the new South Carolina football coach in Dec. 2015, he said quickly that he embraces the expectations that come with the job. On the other hand, it’s those same expectations that can make the job a difficult one. 247sports’ Travis Haney undertook the task of ranking the 65 Power 5 coaching jobs, slotting South Carolina as the No. 27 job and citing...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago
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