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Coastal Carolina races past Presbyterian 70-51

Badou Diagne scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds as Coastal Carolina pulled away in the second half to beat Presbyterian 70-51 on Wednesday night. Diagne was 5 of 8 from the floor and Warren Gillis added 14 points for Coastal Carolina (17-12, 10-5 Big South). The Chanticleers led 17-4 with 12:32 remaining in the first half after Eric Smith's layup capped...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin’s rebuilding set to start with Gamecocks’ incoming class

Send to KindleIt was clear a couple of years before Frank Martin hit the streets of Columbia that the Gamecocks were not recruiting SEC caliber talent across the boards.  They could pull an upset here and there under the right circumstances, but sustain nothing. South Carolina coach Frank Martin has restructured his program to the point where several incoming recruits might see...
Via College Chalktalk
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Basketball: Frank Martin Cleans House

Make no mistake about it, this is now Coach Frank Martin's basketball team at South Carolina now. He has "his players" in place for the 2013-14 season as he pretty much cleaned house to make room for his new recruits. Gone is Damien Leonard, Eric Smith, RJ Slawson and Brian Richardson. They will be missed but this is best for the program. With four players leaving...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina beats Ole Miss 63-62

Coach Frank Martin changed his substitution strategy Wednesday night, and the result was a 63-62 win over Ole Miss.  The Gamecocks didn't play as many players as they usually do.  After the Alabama game, Coach had indicated that not everyone on the bench would play. Eight players saw action in the win.  Carrera, Chatkevicius, Ellington, Smith and Jackson started.  Only...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina scores 36 points in loss at Florida

South Carolina reached a new low Wednesday night. The Gamecocks scored 36 points in a lopsided loss at No. 4 Florida, breaking the school record for fewest points in Southeastern Conference play. The previous mark was 40 points against Kentucky in 1999. This one was ugly from the start. South Carolina had three baskets and 11 turnovers at halftime. Guards Bruce Ellington and Eric...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Gamecocks just need a break

Although the South Carolina Gamecocks are 0-2 in SEC play, they could as easily be 2-0.  After dropping a 56-54 loss to Mississippi State in Starkville on Wednesday, USC came to Columbia for it’s home opener and flirted with a win in leading at various intervals before Auburn scored on nine of it’s last 10 possessions to slip past the Gamecocks, 74-71. This is a much different...
Via College Chalktalk
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina Defeats Presbyterian: The Good, Bad and Ugly Edition

The South Carolina men's hoops squad defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose by the score of 76-60. USC is now 9-3 for the 2012-2013 year. The Gamecocks will return to the court next Saturday against South Carolina State at Colonial Life Arena for a 1:30 p.m. tip off with television coverage by Fox Sports Net. Before the team begins to think of the Bulldogs, here is the "...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Topple Manhattan: Good, Bad, and Ugly Edition

The South Carolina men’s basketball team (8-3) earned a 63-57 victory over Manhattan (3-7) in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Here is the "good, bad and ugly" with the win: The Good - The Gamecocks had three players with double-digit scoring....junior guard Brenton Williams had 17 points, junior Brenton Williams led...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina 74, Appalachian St. 69

Lakeem Jackson scored a season-high 16 points to help South Carolina pull away late for a 74-69 victory over Appalachian State Wednesday night. Appalachian State pulled within two points on a layup by Jay Canty with 21 seconds remaining, but Eric Smith connected on one free throw for the Gamecocks (7-3) and LaShay Page sank two with 4 seconds remaining to seal the win. Jackson...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina 74, UALR 62

Brenton Williams scored 17 points, leading five players in double figures, as South Carolina beat Arkansas-Little Rock 74-62 on Sunday in the Hoops for Hope Classic championship game. Williams was 7 of 7 from the floor. Lakeem Jackson posted a double-double with 10 points, 15 rebounds. LaShay Page scored 16 points, Mindaugas Kacinas 13 and Eric Smith added 10. South Carolina led...
Via Fox Sports
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina 87, Morgan St. 71

Senior guard LaShay Page scored 20 points to lead South Carolina to an 87-71 victory over Morgan State on Friday night. Justin Black led Morgan State (1-2) with 20 points. Morgan State got off to a fast start and led by as many as seven points in the first half until the Gamecocks came back and took the lead 22-20 with 9:10 to play on a layup by Eric Smith. It proved to be the...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Martin wins Gamecocks debut in OT, 82-75

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Frank Martin patiently explained several things people should know about him as South Carolina's new basketball coach. One of the biggest, he stressed, is he doesn't get down on his guys, no matter how much he yells or glares during games. So Martin wasn't surprised when South Carolina guard Brenton Williams rebounded from a late tongue-lashing from...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

#97 South Carolina Gamecocks: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll...
Via The Sports Bank
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. Gamecock Spotlight: Eric Smith

Be sure to check out a Gamecock Spotlight men's basketball sophomore guard Eric Smith.
Via gamecocksonline.com
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Basketball: Quick Wofford Terriers Preview

The South Carolina basketball squad (5-6) will battle with the Wofford Terriers (7-5) in the Colonial Life Arena at 7 p.m. in what will be a crucial test for both teams as both are in need of win out-of-conference.USC is 4-3 at home this year but they face a Wofford team that has a 2-3 road record so the home court advanatage is not as strong for USC in this game.  For the series...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. Gamecocks Suffer 76-67 Loss to Providence

The South Carolina Gamecocks (2-5) suffered a 76-67 defeat to Providence (6-2) at Colonial Life Arena on Thursday night. Senior forward Malik Cooke led the Gamecocks with 21 points, setting a season high, and sophomore guard Eric Smith added 16 for the Gamecock offense. A full recap of tonight's game will be available shortly.
Via gamecocksonline.com
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

South Carolina 61, MVSU 57

Malik Cooke scored 18 points and spearheaded a late rally as South Carolina escaped the upset bid of Mississippi Valley State with a 61-57 victory on Tuesday night. The Gamecocks trailed by 11 points with just over six minutes remaining but closed the game on a 22-7 run to avoid losing their third straight to a smaller conference foe. Eric Smith gave South Carolina (2-2) the lead...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

South Carolina beats MVSU 61-57

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Malik Cooke scored 18 points and spearheaded a late rally as South Carolina escaped the upset bid of Mississippi Valley State with a 61-57 victory on Tuesday night. The Gamecocks trailed by 11 points with just over six minutes remaining but closed the game on a 22-7 run to avoid losing their third straight to a smaller conference foe. Eric Smith gave South...
Via Fox Sports South
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. Gamecocks Held Off by Tennessee State, 64-63

The South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) suffered a 64-63 defeat vs. Tennessee State (1-1) on Sunday night at Colonial Life Arena. Sophomore guard Eric Smith led the Gamecocks with 18 points and went 5-7 from beyond the arc. Senior Malik Cooke collected three blocks on the night and junior guard Lakeem Jackson netted 12 for the Gamecock offense.
Via gamecocksonline.com
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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