Unbeaten South Carolina starts strong under Frank Martin

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Frank Martin was confident his team would get off to a good start. The Gamecocks are doing just that. South Carolina won the Paradise Jam and is 5-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season, the last time the Gamecocks made the NCAA Tournament. ''Our upperclassmen, their offseason work and preparation have allowed them to start this...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina pulls away late, tops DePaul 76-61

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Mindaugas Kacinas scored a career-high 23 points and South Carolina never trailed on the way to topping DePaul 76-61 in the Paradise Jam on Friday night. Duane Notice scored 11 points and Sindarius Thornwell finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (3-0), who will play Hofstra - a surprise winner over Florida State earlier...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notice, Thornwell lead South Carolina to 84-69 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Duane Notice and Sindarius Thornwell had 14 points apiece to lead deeper South Carolina to an 84-69 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday night. The Gamecocks won their 15th straight opener, not that the Spartans made it easy. Norfolk State cut a double-digit lead to 63-58 on Alex Long's two foul shots midway through the second half. But Mindaugas Kacinas...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Preview Capsule

South Carolina Preview Capsule Eds: With BKC-South Carolina Preview. By The Associated Press= South Carolina Last season: 17-16, lost in quarterfinals of Southeastern Conference tournament. Nickname: Gamecocks Coach: Frank Martin Conference: Southeastern Conference Key returners: Sindarius Thornwell, a 6-foot-5 junior who was considered by some to leave for the NBA with a strong...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Martin eager to get South Carolina season started

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Frank Martin believes the bumps in the road the Gamecocks have endured trying to build a consistent winner are coming to an end. In Martin's fourth season, he sees depth, experience and more than enough talented players to move up in the Southeastern Conference and challenge for the NCAA tournament. ''You guys have sat for three years and...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach: South Carolina finally has depth to make NCAA run

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Fourth-year basketball coach Frank Martin believes he has finally reached a key milestone at South Carolina. ''I don't have to play the guys I get mad at anymore,'' he said. ''We've got enough people.'' Martin said he has depth and a group of upperclassmen, including guards Sindarius Thornwell and Duane Notice and forwards Laimonas Chatkevicius and Michael Carrera...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina blending upperclassmen, newcomers once again

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Another year, another round of changes for the South Carolina men's basketball team. The Gamecocks enter this season with five newcomers, including McDonald's All-America selection P.J. Dozier. This marks the third year in his four at South Carolina that coach Frank Martin will have to blend a large group of young players with his veterans in a fight to get to...
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July 21, 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...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gamecocks look to make miracle run as SEC Tournament tips off in Nashville

The No. 11 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks and coach Frank Martin will be out to stabilize their largely up-and-down season when they face the Missouri Tigers in the opening round of the SEC Tournament Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Just which Gamecock team will show up seems anyone’s guess. After a 9-3 start to the year, the Gamecocks have struggled to...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina beats Tennessee 60-49 for rare win over Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Michael Carrera scored 14 points and shot 6 of 7 on Saturday as South Carolina defeated Tennessee 60-49 to end a 15-game losing streak in this series. South Carolina (15-15, 6-12 SEC) capped the regular season by beating Tennessee (15-15, 7-11) for the first time since an 81-64 triumph in Columbia on Feb. 17, 2007. The Gamecocks hadn't defeated the Volunteers...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Arkansas-South Carolina Preview

Arkansas was enjoying its best run in conference play in 21 years before hitting a speed bump against the nation's top team. Though the Razorbacks overwhelmed South Carolina a month ago, their rematch Thursday night might not be as easy. No. 18 Arkansas tries to snap a six-game road skid in the series Thursday night. The Razorbacks (23-6, 12-4 SEC) had won seven straight in SEC play...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina recovers to complete sweep of Georgia, 64-58

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Duane Notice and Tyrone Johnson each scored 17 points and South Carolina recovered after blowing a 21-point lead to beat Georgia 64-58 on Tuesday night. South Carolina (13-12, 4-9 Southeastern Conference) took its big lead at 34-13 and led 41-23 at halftime. The Gamecocks needed a strong finish to complete the season sweep of the Bulldogs, who never led. Georgia...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt rallies to beat South Carolina 65-50

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Riley LaChance scored 19 points to lead a Vanderbilt comeback as the Commodores rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat South Carolina 65-50 at Memorial Gym on Saturday. The Commodores (13-10, 3-7 Southeastern Conference) trailed 41-27 with 13:46 left before rallying. An 18-0 run triggered the comeback for Vanderbilt, which has won two straight...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gamecocks visit Fayetteville for battle with Razorbacks

After South Carolina snapped a four game losing streak in their last game against Georgia, winning 67-50, they will look to capture their second consecutive win when they travel to Arkansas to take on the high-scoring Razorbacks on Tuesday. The home team is coming into the game having just lost to Florida, snapping their three game winning streak. With a get-in price of $15 and average...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chatkevicius' 12 points leads South Carolina to 67-50 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Laimonas Chatkevicius scored 12 points, Duane Notice had 11 and South Carolina ended a four-game losing streak with a 67-50 victory over Georgia on Saturday. The Gamecocks (11-9, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) won for just the second time since toppling then No. 9 Iowa State in Brooklyn, New York earlier this month. Georgia had come in on a five-game winning streak...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Frank Martin Dropped Multiple F-Bombs While Screaming At Duane Notice

Last year, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin was suspended after screaming obscenities at guard Duane Notice. Martin apologized for the incident, and said there was “no place” for language like that directed towards players, but clearly that is easier said than done. During today’s game against Kentucky, Martin lashed out at Notice once again, dropping at least four f...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina tops No. 9 Iowa State 64-60

NEW YORK (AP) Duane Notice scored 15 points and South Carolina picked up its first win over a top-10 team in nearly five years by beating No. 9 Iowa State 64-60 on Saturday at Barclays Center. Notice also had six rebounds and four assists as the Gamecocks (11-1) shot 46 percent and led most of the way. Sindarius Thornwell and Tyrone Johnson had 13 apiece points for South Carolina...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Gamecocks arriving via Martin’s signature

Send to Kindle Credit: K-State Athletics Communications The pen signing Frank Martin’s signature in the third year with the South Carolina Gamecocks is the same writing utensil he used in six years as the highly successful head coach at Kansas State.  The ink comes out of a well known for a grinding defense that uses immeasurable length of different players and quickness of...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Notice scores 19 points as South Carolina routs Coker 78-52

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Duane Notice scored 19 points and led four players in double figures to propel South Carolina to a 78-52 victory over Coker Sunday afternoon. The contest with the Division II Cobras was close for the opening 16 minutes before the Gamecocks used an 11-2 run over the final four minutes of the half. South Carolina led 24-21 with a little less than four minutes remaining...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina routs Clemson

Duane Notice scored 19 points as South Carolina (6-3) clamped down on the Tigers in a 68-45 win Friday night.
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December 19, 2014

Notice's 19 leads South Carolina to 68-45 Clemson win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Duane Notice scored 19 points to lead South Carolina to a 68-45 win over Clemson on Friday night. Clemson (6-4) went scoreless over six minutes in the middle of the second half. The Gamecocks (6-3) scored 17 over the same period to lead 61-37 with just over six minutes to go. The 23-point margin was South Carolina's biggest win in the rivalry since beating Clemson...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Notice scores 20 to lead Gamecocks over Cowboys

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Something's clicked the past few games for Duane Notice and it's led to success for South Carolina. Notice had 20 points, his fourth straight game in double digits, as the Gamecocks ended cold-shooting Oklahoma State's perfect start to the season with a 75-49 victory Saturday. Notice had a career high 27 points in South Carolina's win at Marshall on Monday...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Notice scores 20 to lead Gamecocks to 75-49

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Duane Notice scored 20 points as South Carolina ended cold-shooting's Oklahoma State's perfect start to the season in a 75-49 victory Saturday. The Gamecocks (5-3) used a 20-4 run midway through the second half to take control in the Big 12/SEC Challenge game. After Anthony Hickey's basket drew Oklahoma State (7-1) to 37-32, Demetrius Henry and Notice hit jumpers...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina beats Marshall 77-59

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Duane Notice scored a career-high 27 points to lead South Carolina to a 77-59 win over Marshall on Monday night. Notice bettered his previous career high of 23 points set against Auburn last March. Laimonas Chatkevicius added 15 points for the Gamecocks (4-3). Justin McKie scored 12 and Sindarius Thornwell had 10 points and 10 rebounds. South Carolina built...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced South Carolina beats UNC-Asheville 91-73

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) All five starters scored 12 points or better as South Carolina broke a two-game losing streak with a 91-73 win over UNC Asheville on Wednesday night. Led by Laimonas Chatkevicius' 17 points and 13 rebounds - his first career double-double - the Gamecocks (3-3) overcame a Bulldogs team that ran the floor like a track meet and launched quick shot after quick shot...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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