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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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

#6 South Carolina falls on the road as Missouri pulls of 62-60 upset

A’ja Wilson’s effort not enough as Gamecocks suffer second defeat in SEC play. The South Carolina Gamecocks suffer their second defeat in SEC play after the Missouri Tigers pulled off a 62-60 upset on their home floor. Tigers’ Sophie Cunningham capped off a dominate second half with a lay-up in the final seconds to send Carolina to 22-4 (12-2) on the season. The Gamecocks...
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12 hours ago

Several SEC recruits named finalists for Nike’s ‘The Opening’ camp

The Opening is one of the most prestigious camps in the world of college football recruiting. Only the elite of the elite make it to The Opening Finals. 2017 is no exception, as The Opening released its first 12 finalists for the camp on Sunday afternoon. Included in that list are several prominent SEC targets: Joshua Moore, Hightower, Unije, Thomas, Radley-Hiles, Johnson, and Burney...
Via SEC Country
13 hours 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
14 hours 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
14 hours 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
17 hours 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
19 hours ago

Is South Carolina basketball losing its grip down the stretch - again?

After losing three out of their last four, the road trip to #15 Florida on Tuesday is daunting It is time to sound the metaphorical alarm. After another loss in a winnable game against Vanderbilt, something has to change in a drastic fashion in order for this team to reach its potential. This marks the third time in the past two weeks that South Carolina has not found a way to close...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
22 hours ago

Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ��� Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 17 points and Riley LaChance had 14 to help Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night. The lead changed hands nine times during a frantic second half before the Commodores (14-13, 7-7 Southeastern Conference took the lead for good at 55-54 on Fisher-Davis' free throw with 7:54 left. The Commodores...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina falls apart down the stretch in 71-62 loss to Vanderbilt

Going over nine minutes without a field goal isn’t a recipe for success. You can pick from several stats from this evening: Vanderbilt’s seven made threes in the second half, South Carolina’s 1-9 showing from beyond the arc, or the Commodores’ 22-5 edge in bench points. But the number (or numbers) that might stick out the most in the Gamecocks’ 71-62 loss at Vandy might...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
1 day ago

South Carolina basketball: Recap, box score from 71-62 loss at Vanderbilt

Less than two weeks ago, South Carolina basketball was atop the SEC standings and cruising along toward good things. But everything has changed in the course of the past four games, as the Gamecocks have been sliding and slumping. On Saturday night, it was a 71-62 loss at the hands of Vanderbilt, USC’s second-straight defeat – the first time it has lost two games in a row this...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Clemson LB Ben Boulware trolls South Carolina with autographed Gamecocks helmet

Ben Boulware got some revenge on Connor Shaw and South Carolina on Saturday. The former Clemson linebacker was signing autographs for fans in North Charleston on Saturday, and came across a piece of Gamecocks memorabilia. He signed it “This is our State/Country. 2016/2017 National Champions,” accompanied by the score of this year’s contest between the in-state rivals. Shaw...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

South Carolina baseball players believe the Earth is round

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The world is round. At least, that’s what South Carolina baseball players said Saturday. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has made headlines in recent days after he declared “the Earth is flat” on a podcast with teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson. South Carolina’s Wil Crowe and Alex Destino disagreed and Destino came out with life...
Via SEC Country
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago

SI: Frank Martin a possible ‘sleeper’ candidate for NC State job

South Carolina coach Frank Martin just signed a contract extension last year, but the Gamecocks coach could be an attractive name for job openings this summer. Martin already is being mentioned among the possible choices at NC State, which fired coach Mark Gottfried on Thursday. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel included Martin as a choice that could be an intriguing name at NC...
Via SEC Country
1 day 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
1 day ago

No. 21 South Carolina looks to rebound at Vanderbilt

South Carolina and Vanderbilt both posted damaging losses within the last week, but each still enters Saturday night's game at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn., with a lot on the line. The Gamecocks' Southeastern Conference title hopes took a hit after Wednesday's 83-76 home loss to Arkansas. No. 21 South Carolina (20-6, 10-3 SEC) is in great shape for its first NCAA Tournament...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

SEC Bracketology: Florida and Kentucky are locks, South Carolina and Arkansas are in the field

SEC has four teams in but only two are looking comfortable. After the NCAA released their top 16 teams in mid-season for the first time ever this week, the SEC found out where it stood. The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats were three seeds while the South Carolina Gamecocks and the rest of the league only knew they were outside of the top 16. After another week of hoops, the...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
2 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
2 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
2 days ago

South Carolina recruiting: Looking ahead to Gamecocks 2018 WR targets

In this multi-part look at South Carolina recruiting for the 2018 cycle, SEC Country evaluates which wide receivers could be signing to play for Will Muschamp. Below is a look at how the wide receiver 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. Terry...
Via SEC Country
2 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
2 days ago

Approval rating for South Carolina coach Will Muschamp: You decide

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp has an unusual distinction. Muschamp has coached at three different SEC programs in each of the past three seasons. The 45-year-old Muschamp was head coach at Florida from 2011 through 2014, spent 2015 in Auburn as defensive coordinator and replaced Steve Spurrier in Columbia, S.C., last season. Considered one of the top defensive...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

5 spring breakout candidates for South Carolina football

This time last year, Deebo Samuel was on the verge of breaking out as a key player for South Carolina football. The talented sophomore wide receiver built on a big spring and had a standout season in the fall. This year, the Gamecocks will be looking for more players to take a big jump during spring football and we have 5 possible breakout candidates with spring football a week away...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago
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