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South Carolina ousted from Final Four by Fighting Irish

After trailing by as many as 12 points in the second half, an effort led by senior Aleighsa Welch willed No. 3/4 South Carolina back into the game. But No. 2/2 Notre Dame grabbed the lead with just 16 seconds to go, and the Gamecocks’ final shot was off the mark in a 66-65 decision in the national semifinals at Amalie Arena. South Carolina struggled to find the basket out of the gate. Even added... 

NeSmith leads Gamecocks; Dorn co-medalist at Hootie

For the second time in his career, Coastal Carolina’s Andrew Dorn was co-medalist as the senior finished in a three-way tie for first at the Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, played at Bulls Bay Golf Club (par 72, 7,364 yards). Dorn was the clubhouse leader as 18th-ranked Gavin Green (New Mexico) and 43rd-ranked Matthew NeSmith (South Carolina) each birdied the final hole to force the playoff.... 

Lady Gamecocks top FSU, punch ticket for Final Four

South Carolina advanced to its first Final Four with an 80-74 comeback win over No. 7/7 Florida State at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. Tiffany Mitchell put the Gamecocks (34-2) ahead for good with seven straight points, and Asia Dozier drained four pressure-packed free throws to hold off the Seminoles down the stretch. Mitchell led South Carolina with 21 points, tying her highest output... 

Lady Gamecocks rally past Lady Tar Heels into Elite 8

Junior Tiffany Mitchell hit a layup with 3.5 seconds on the clock, capping a furious final 90 seconds to deliver a 67-65 win over No. 15/12 North Carolina and send No. 3/4 South Carolina to the Elite Eight for just the second time in program history. Contributions came from a variety of sources, but three were in the deciding moment. Senior Olivia Gaines and sophomore Alaina Coates hit big shots to... 

Locals see familiar faces in UNC-USC Sweet 16 match

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen matchup between South Carolina and North Carolina has a hint of Grand Strand flavor. The two teams traditionally meet at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center as the highlight of the mid-December Carolinas Challenge, but the Lady Gamecocks opted not to take part in the 2014 event. Maybe it was an omen that the two teams are destined to play. Grand Strand... 

Gamecocks making some upset noise in Music City

It took all 40 minutes, but the Gamecocks posted a 60-58 victory over sixth-seeded Ole Miss on Thursday night to advance to the Quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament in Nashville. Senior guard Tyrone Johnson did not connect on a field goal the entire night, but the senior leader of the squad came up big at the end, connecting on three free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining after being fouled on an attempt... 

Gamecocks close out SEC campaign with rout of Vols

The South Carolina men’s basketball team closed out the regular season in a big way Saturday afternoon, taking down Tennessee on the road with a 60-49 win. Four Gamecocks reached double figures in scoring, led by 14 from Michael Carrera. The win evens the team’s record at 15-15, 6-12 in the SEC, while Tennessee falls back to 15-15 and 7-11 in conference play. After making nearly 60 percent... 

Clemson shuts out USC to take rivalry rubber match

Brody Koerner pitched a four-hit complete game as Clemson clinched the series with a 7-0 victory over fifth-ranked South Carolina on Monday night at Carolina Stadium. The Tigers took the rubber match of the three-game series to improve to 7-3 on the season while the loss drops the Gamecocks to 7-3. Clemson went ahead 2-0 after plating a run in both the second and third innings with RBIs from Chris... 

Gamecocks get downright defensive to defeat Dawgs

The South Carolina men’s basketball team held Georgia to a season-low 22 percent shooting on its way to claiming a 67-50 victory on Saturday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena. With the win, the Gamecocks improve to 11-9 on the season and 2-6 in SEC play and snap a five-game Georgia winning streak in the series. The Bulldogs drop to 14-6 overall and 5-3 in league play. Carolina shut down a Bulldog... 

No. 1 Lady Gamecocks rip Tide for perfect 20-0 start

No. 1 South Carolina deployed its depth to surge past Alabama, 85-54, on Thursday night at Colonial Life Arena with A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates leading the way. Wilson scored a game-high 17 points for Gamecocks (20-0, 8-0 SEC) and Coates notched her ninth double-double of the season with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds while also swatting five shots. Coates recorded 10 double-doubles... 
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