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South Carolina women defeat Florida State to reach first Final Four

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina earned its first Final Four berth by beating Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final. Alaina Coates finished with 14 points, A'ja Wilson added 10 and Asia Dozier hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds for the top-seeded Gamecocks (34-2). Playing...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU women miss Final Four spot with loss to South Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina earned its first Final Four berth by beating Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final. Alaina Coates finished with 14 points, A'ja Wilson added 10 and Asia Dozier hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds for the top-seeded Gamecocks (34-2)....
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina earned its first Final Four berth by beating Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final. Alaina Coates finished with 14 points, A'ja Wilson added 10 and Asia Dozier hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds for the top-seeded Gamecocks (34-2). Playing...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: South Carolina and FSU Meet in Elite 8

It was survive and advance for Florida State as the Seminoles eeked out a narrow victory over Arizona State on Friday night. In what was a combination of extremely suspect officiating, rare cold streaks, and surprising mental lapses, FSU squeaked out a 66-65 win in Greensboro. Leticia Romero took over for the Seminoles with a career-high 21 points, including the deciding jump-shot...
Via Noled Out
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Blasted Defensive Lineman Dexter Wideman For Skipping Class During A Media Session

Spurrier has a nice Saturday planned, which includes a Kenny Chesney concert tonight, but he’s not thrilled with everything going on with the South Carolina football program right now. During a media session today, Spurrier put defensive lineman Dexter Wideman on blast for missing class, telling reporters to ask him about it if they speak to him. Steve Spurrier: “Did y’all...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

This Steve Spurrier, Kenny Chesney Photo Puts Fans In A Glass Case Of Emotion

Steve Spurrier and Kenny Chesney took a photo that left Gamecocks and Vols fans in a glass case of emotion.
Via Gamedayr
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Duck Commander No Longer Sponsoring Independence Bowl

When ti comes to the sports worked it is good to be able to say you are the only team to have done something. Well--as long as that something is good. If you are the only team to never get a first down in a bowl game that is bad. However, if you can claim to be the only team to ever win a certain bowl game that is good.It looks like the South Carolina Gamecocks will be able to do...
Via FatManWriting
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gamecocks, Tar Heels to meet in women's Sweet 16

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Top-seeded South Carolina earned a conveniently short trip for its NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance. Its opponent - fourth-seeded North Carolina, the lowest seed left in the region - got an even shorter one. The Gamecocks (32-2) and Tar Heels (26-8) meet in the tournament for the second straight year in a Greensboro Region semifinal Friday night. South Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina set to take next step in women's NCAA tourney

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her team is ready to finally push past the Sweet 16 and go deeper in the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks have reached the round of 16 three times in the past four years - and saw their NCAA runs end there. South Carolina needed to pull off a major upset three years ago to get past top-seeded Stanford in Fresno, California...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Spring Football Preview

The last time South Carolina lost six games in a season was back in 2009. After unprecedented success and 42 wins from 2010-13, the Gamecocks...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed South Carolina advances to Sweet 16 with 97-68 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tiffany Mitchell and Alaina Coates each scored 14 points and No. 1 seed South Carolina built a big first-half lead and cruised to its third Sweet 16 in four years with a 97-68 NCAA Tournament victory over Syracuse on Sunday night. Aleighsa Welch added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (32-2), who turned an anticipated tight rematch into a runaway by...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse-South Carolina Preview

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Dawn Staley got the first real confirmation of her team's toughness against Syracuse four months ago. South Carolina's coach hopes to see that affirmed in Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game with the Orange. The top-seeded Gamecocks (31-2) try to reach the Sweet 16 for the third time in four seasons when they face No. 8 seed Syracuse (22-9) on Sunday night...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilson leads top seeded Gamecocks to 81-48 NCAA win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A'ja Wilson scored 15 points and Alaina Coates and Aleighsa Welch had 12 points each as top-seeded South Carolina defeated Savannah State 81-48 on Friday night to win its first NCAA Tournament home game in 13 years. The Gamecocks (31-2) shot 64 percent in putting away the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Lady Tigers (21-11) for a second time this season...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Savannah St.-South Carolina Preview

(AP) - South Carolina is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for a second straight year - and this time the third-ranked Gamecocks get to host a couple of games. The SEC champion Gamecocks (30-2) are atop the Greensboro Region and open Friday against No. 16 seed Savannah State (21-10), the Mid-Eastern American Conference winners who fell 111-49 in Columbia on Dec. 14. South Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Gamecocks already No. 1 - in attendance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The South Carolina women's basketball program has ended Tennessee's stranglehold on the sport and reigns supreme over Connecticut. No, the Gamecocks can't touch the 17 national titles the Huskies and Lady Vols own between thing, but South Carolina is No. 1 when it comes to fan support at home. While women's college basketball is plagued by empty arenas, interest...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier On Tennessee’s 7-6 Season: “In Knoxville They’re Still Doing Cartwheels”

South Carolina football is coming off of one of its most disappointing seasons of the Steve Spurrier era, but that doesn’t mean the Head Ball Coach is going to slow down when it comes to bashing other SEC programs. South Carolina, like Tennessee, went 7-6 and won a middling bowl game. The difference, according to Spurrier, is that Gamecock fans are disappointed, while Tennessee...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Two losses in a row doesn't stop Steve Spurrier from taking shots at Tennessee.

South Carolina is 0-2 against Tennessee since the Vols hired Butch Jones as its head coach. That isn't stoping Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier from taking shots at one of his favorite targets, though.HBC called 7-6 in 2014 "a decent year." Then: "In Knoxville, they’re still doing cartwheels because they went 7-6 and won a bowl game."— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) March 18...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurrier, South Carolina seeking improved defense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina got started on spring workouts Tuesday, looking to shore up a defense that fell terribly short of expectations a year ago. The drop off from the Gamecocks' three previous 11-2 seasons between 2011 and 2013 was so severe, coach Steve Spurrier called on good friend Jon Hoke to straighten things out as South Carolina's co-defensive coordinator alongside...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma: Huskies no lock to 3-peat as women's champions

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are such heavy favorites to win another women's national title that they've already been penciled in as the inevitable champs. So it seems all they need to do is just roll out the ball to hoist the trophy. Don't count the Hall of Fame coach among those who believe the top-seeded Huskies are a lock to three-peat. ''The fact that everybody thinks...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orange Women To Play Nebraska in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Twenty-four hours after the field of 68 was announced for the men’s basketball tournament, it was the women’s turn to learn their post-season fate.  There is a different level of interest amongst Syracuse fans for the women’s tournament because Syracuse will be playing post-season basketball. The Syracuse women’s team was announced as an eight-seed in the Greensboro region...
Via Orange Fizz
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn seeded No. 1 overall in NCAA women's basketball tournament

    UConn's journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno Auriemma with UCLA men's coach John Wooden for most all-time. UConn will open up Saturday against St. Francis, Brooklyn, which is making its first appearance...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Little suspense: South Carolina expected to be a No. 1 seed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) No. 3 South Carolina has already taken much of the suspense out of its NCAA seeding. The joy for the Southeastern Conference champs and expected No. 1 seed, though, will be just as great as a year ago when few knew if a top seed was on the horizon. South Carolina forward Alaina Coates said Friday she and her teammates will be just as pumped this year despite...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Quickly Breaking Down the End of Ole Miss-South Carolina

Ole Miss was upset in the SEC tournament. This game was on the SEC Network so you might not have seen it. Don’t fear, we here at the Student Section have your back. Things started off pretty exciting. With USC up by two with 2:12 remaining, Stefan Moody of Ole Miss drilled a three for the lead. Sindarius Thornwell then converted an ‘and 1′ for the Gamecocks to put them ahead...
Via Bloguin Best
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Quickly Breaking Down the End of Ole Miss-South Carolina

Ole Miss was upset in the SEC tournament. This game was on the SEC Network so you might not have seen it. Don’t fear, we here at the Student Section have your back. Things started off pretty exciting. With USC up by two with 2:12 remaining, Stefan Moody of Ole Miss drilled a three for the lead. Sindarius Thornwell then converted an ‘and 1′ for the Gamecocks to put them ahead...
Via The Student Section
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina upsets Mississippi 60-58 in SEC tournament

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tyrone Johnson's three free throws with 0.7 seconds left gave South Carolina a wild 60-58 victory over Mississippi on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament. Several seconds after Jarvis Summers' four-point play put the Rebels up by one, Laimonas Chatkevicius inbounded the ball to Johnson, who drove past halfcourt and prepared to launch a...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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