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Martin turning Gamecocks around slowly, but surely

Send to Kindle  Credit: K-State Athletics Communications The first two years of Frank Martin’s tenure at South Carolina have been an exercise in patience.  Darrin Horn recruited a general level of mid-major talent that was ill-prepared for the challenges of the SEC as his recruiting suffered and a 21-10 first year with Dave Odom’s players bottomed out at 10-21 in 2011-12 which...
Via College Chalktalk
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Basketball: Efficiency Rating vs. Missouri

The South Carolina men’s basketball team suffered a loss when they traveled to the "other Columbia" to square off against the Missouri Tigers. The final score was 82-74. In this sports blog post, we are going to look at each player’s efficiency rating. We will try to report back after each game as much as possible. Below you will see a listing of the players total...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina routs Akron 78-42

Brenton Williams scored a season-high 24 points on Saturday to lead South Carolina to a 78-42 rout of Akron in their second-straight game since Christmas Day, when they beat them 69-59 at the 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. The senior guard connected on 6 of 8 3-point attempts for his third-straight game in double figures. The Gamecocks (5-6) blew open a close game...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina comes back to beat Akron in third-place game

Duane Notice scored 15 points as South Carolina defeated Akron 69-59 in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday. Sindarius Thornwell, Brenton Williams scored 12 points apiece and Michael Carrera, Tyrone Johnson each added 10 points off the bench for South Carolina (4-6). Demetrius Treadwell scored 12 points and Quincy Diggs had 10 for Akron (6-4). The Gamecocks...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina falls 66-64 at No. 23 Baylor

South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell got off two desperate shots while trying to score a tying basket in the final 4 seconds at No. 23 Baylor. Michael Carrera then grabbed a rebound and went back up, drawing contact - and a whistle - at the same time the buzzer sounded. After a lengthy video review, officials determined that the game was over, and Baylor had a 66-64 victory...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson's 18 lead South Carolina to 82-44 win

Villanova transfer Tyrone Johnson had a career high 18 points in his South Carolina debut and freshman guard Sindarius Thornwell added 14 points to lead the Gamecocks to their 13th straight opening game victory 82-44 over Longwood on Saturday. Johnson was granted a waiver by the NCAA this week to play immediately instead of after the first semester and was in the starting lineup...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina's Martin brings in youth for year 2

Frank Martin understands he'll need to act like a resolute father and basketball coach in his second season at South Carolina. Martin had four veterans transfer after last season and he brought in seven freshmen, who make up about half his roster and also mandate that he broaden the skillset he'll need to bring to practice. Martin said at times it can be like handling his...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

#105 South Carolina Gamecocks: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers...
Via The Sports Bank
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky routs South Carolina

Julius Mays' 15 points led five Kentucky players in double figures, and the Wildcats blew out South Carolina 77-55 Tuesday night to move within a game of first-place Florida in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky (16-6, 7-2) began the night two games behind Florida before the No. 2 Gators suffered their first conference loss, 80-69 at Arkansas, earlier in the evening. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky 77, South Carolina 55

Julius Mays' 15 points led five Kentucky players in double figures, and the Wildcats blew out South Carolina 77-55 Tuesday night to move within a game of first-place Florida in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky (16-6, 7-2) began the night two games behind Florida before the No. 2 Gators suffered their first conference loss, 80-69 at Arkansas, earlier in the evening. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky blows out South Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Julius Mays' 15 points led five Kentucky players in double figures, and the Wildcats blew out South Carolina 77-55 Tuesday night to move within a game of first-place Florida in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky (16-6, 7-2) began the night two games behind Florida before the No. 2 Gators suffered their first conference loss, 80-69 at Arkansas, earlier...
Via Fox Sports South
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky blows out South Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Julius Mays' 15 points led five Kentucky players in double figures, and the Wildcats blew out South Carolina 77-55 Tuesday night to move within a game of first-place Florida in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky (16-6, 7-2) began the night two games behind Florida before the No. 2 Gators suffered their first conference loss, 80-69 at Arkansas, earlier...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: ‘Cocks vs. ‘Cats

After playing 4 of their last 5 away from the friendly confines of Rupp Arena, the ‘Cats will now be host to new head coach Frank Martin and South Carolina. Besides having the easiest nickname to make fun of in the SEC, they also hold a 2-6 record in SEC play. They locked in a dead-heat for last place along with Mississippi State, Vandy, and Auburn. Out of those three, they do...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia 67, South Carolina 56

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and Georgia won its third straight Southeastern Conference game for the first time in coach Mark Fox's four seasons with a 67-56 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. The Bulldogs (10-11, 4-4) trailed 30-29 at the half, but began the final period with a 17-8 run to take control. Georgia freshman Kenny Gaines scored 9 of his 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 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

Martin doesn’t do excuses

South Carolina Gamecocks basketball coach Frank Martin didn’t fashion a 117-54 record over five years at Kansas State after spending 16 years as a high school coach and seven as a college assistant by making excuses. He wears his work ethic on the sideline and that type of workmanship is part of the culture he is trying to create in his first year at South Carolina. This is why...
Via College Chalktalk
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina 82, LSU 73

Michael Carrera's 23 points led four South Carolina players in double figures as the Gamecocks defeated LSU 80-73 in overtime Wednesday night to give first-year coach Frank Martin his first Southeastern Conference victory. Carrera scored 21 points after halftime, including 10 in overtime, when the Gamecocks (11-5, 1-2) outscored the Tigers 13-4. Brenton Williams added 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina Basketball Recruiting: Gamecocks Land Tyrone Johnson

South Carolina basketball recruiting got welcomed news today as Tyrone Johnson elected to end the suspense and make it known that he will transfer to the Gamecocks program from Villanova. The 6-foot-2 guard will enroll at USC for the 2013 spring semester and will be eligible to play the day after South Carolina's 2013 fall semester exams. This is a nice pick-up for Coach...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 26, 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

Gamecocks take out Jacksonville 91-74

Freshman Michael Carrera leads the way with 17 points to help the Gamecocks defeat the Dolphins 91-74. South Carolina rode the hot shooting of the Gamecocks behind the three-point line for their sixth victory of the season.
Via southcarolina.scout.com
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina 91, Jacksonville 74

Michael Carrera scored 17 points and Brian Richardson added a season-high 16 as South Carolina snapped a two-game losing streak with a 91-74 victory over Jacksonville Friday night. The Gamecocks led 57-30 at halftime behind 13 points apiece for Richardson and Carrera. South Carolina (6-3) shot 71.9 percent (23 of 32) from the field and made 6 of 7 3-pointers for its highest scoring...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Efficiency Ratings: Missouri State

Gamecock Anthem will track the efficiency of the team all season long to help fans track how efficient each player has been game-by-game. Michael Carrera returned after missing three games to help lead the Gamecocks in Puerto Rico in a 74-67 overtime win over Missouri State. Check out to see just how efficient the freshman was.
Via southcarolina.scout.com
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks top Missouri State in OT

Michael Carrera returned from injury Saturday and hit a three-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime and South Carolina took over from there, winning 74-67 in the Hoops For Hope Classic in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. LaShay Page scored 22 and Brian Richardson had 14 to lead the Gamecocks
Via southcarolina.scout.com
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina 74, Missouri St. 67

LeShay Page scored 22 points and Michael Carrera added 18 to lead South Carolina to a 74-67 win against Missouri State in overtime Saturday in a semifinal at the Hoops for Hope Classic. Page was 6 of 11 from the field and led the team with six rebounds. Carrera was 6 of 7 from the field and made five rebounds. Brian Richardson added 14, including four from 3-point range, as the...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Elon 65, South Carolina 53

Lucas Troutman scored 17 points and Elon pulled away in the second half to beat South Carolina 65-53 Wednesday night. The Phoenix (4-1) led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but South Carolina (3-1) cut the lead to five, 57-52, with 5:46 to play. From there, Elon capitalized on several Gamecocks turnovers and missed shots to put the game away. The Phoenix also defeated...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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