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Lady Gamecocks cut net on first national championship

Go ahead and say it and savor it, Gamecocks fans: South Carolina is the 2017 women’s basketball national champion. A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night. South Carolina (33-4) turned a 10-point halftime lead into a 45-31 advantage midway through the third... 

Gamecocks’ magical march zapped by Zags; Heels win

A season that few South Carolina Gamecocks fans will ever forget came to an end Saturday evening in the desert, as the men’s basketball team lost a thrilling 77-73 matchup with Gonzaga (37-1) in the NCAA National Semifinals. The Gamecocks battled back from a double-digit deficit in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium but could not hold off the No. 1 seeded Bulldogs, who will face... 

Lady Gamecocks advance to title game; UConn doesn’t

Propelled by junior forward A’ja Wilson’s double-double and 13 second-half points junior guard Allisha Gray, No. 3/4 South Carolina rallied past No. 6/6 Stanford 62-53 Friday night at American Airlines Center to secure the program’s first berth in the NCAA championship game. The top-seeded Gamecocks, who faced a double-digit deficit in the first half, improved to 32-4 with the... 

South Carolina women join men in reaching Final Four

South Carolina is headed back to the Final Four after topping No. 10/13 Florida State 71-64 in the Elite Eight Monday night at Stockton Arena. The victory secured the Gamecocks’ second berth in the Final Four in three years and pushed their record to 31-4 on the season. They join the South Carolina men’s team, which punched its firt-ever Final Four ticket on Sunday. Four Carolina players... 

Cinderella Wears Spurs: Gamecocks in Final Four

Seventh-seeded South Carolina continued its Cinderella run through the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, rallying in the second half for the fourth straight game to defeat fourth-seeded Florida 77-70 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. South Carolina reached the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks will face top-seeded Gonzaga in the semifinals on... 

Gamecocks bounce Baylor for first-ever Elite Eight bid

The magic continued for South Carolina (25-10) at Madison Square Garden Friday night, as it matched a school record for wins (25) in a 70-50 Sweet 16 victory over third-seeded Baylor (27-8). With the win, the Gamecocks have advanced to the program’s first Elite Eight. Sindarius Thornwell led all scorers for the third consecutive game, scoring 24 points. Carolina led 5-2 at the first media timeout... 

South Carolina stuns Duke to leap into Sweet Sixteen

It was another magical night for South Carolina (24-10) men’s basketball as the team upset second-seeded Duke (28-9) 88-81 to advance to the school’s first Sweet Sixteen in the current NCAA Tournament format. The Gamecocks exploded for 65 points in the second half and shot 71 percent (20-for-28) in the game’s final 20 minutes. SEC Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwell led all... 

Coastal falls to Gamecocks in beach volleyball opener

The Coastal Carolina beach volleyball suffered a loss in its 2017 season opener Tuesday evening, falling 4 -1 to #10 South Carolina at Wheeler Beach. Coastal (0-1) received its lone point from its top pairing, while South Carolina (8-0) won courts 2-5 to claim the rest of the available points and remain undefeated. Natasa Savovic and Tahleia Bishop, pairing for the first time, defeated the Gamecock’s... 

MB’s McGonigal chooses to walk on with Gamecocks

The Grand Strand will have another major college football walk-on to root for next season – Myrtle Beach High senior defensive end/linebacker Sean McGonigal. Following in the footsteps of former Socastee and current Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow, McGonigal has decided to attend rival South Carolina as a preferred walk-on, bypassing the Ivy League colleges and smaller schools that have been... 

Gamecocks’ comeback bid falls short to South Florida

South Carolina (6-7) stormed back from an 18-point deficit to force overtime, but USF (11-2) came through in the end to claim a 46-39 victory in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl from Legion Field. The Bulls wasted no time in taking the advantage in overtime, as quarterback Quinton Flowers scrambled before finding Elkanah Dillon in the end zone for the decisive score. The Gamecocks benefited from a face... 
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