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  • South Carolina extends HC Frank Martin's contract

    ESPN "South Carolina has rewarded coach Frank Martin's run to the Final Four with a one-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The school made the announcement Friday, while also extending the contract of Dawn Staley, who coached the women's basketball team to the national..." April 22

  • South Carolina’s PJ Dozier to sign with agent, remain in draft

    CBS Sports "South Carolina guard PJ Dozier will sign with an agent, remain in the NBA Draft and end his college career, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Monday morning. The Vertical reported the development earlier Monday. Dozier decided to "fully commit to a professional career over the weekend,"..." April 17

  • South Carolina's Dozier to enter NBA draft after red-hot tournament

    SEC Country "South Carolina guard PJ Dozier has entered his name in the NBA Draft, but did not sign with an agent to keep the door open for his return to South Carolina. The rising junior guard has until May 24 to elect to return to school instead of keeping his name in the NBA Draft. He now will be hopeful..." April 13

  • Gonzaga holds off South Carolina to reach final

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few, right arm draped over the back of an empty chair, broke into a relaxed grin, looking as if he had been there before. Which he hasn't. And almost wasn't. The Bulldogs, after doing almost everything right for nearly 30 minutes, seemingly on..." April 01

  • Can UNC, Gonzaga, South Carolina and Oregon salvage the Final Four nobody wanted?

    Fox Sports "Let's get it out of the way at the top. No need to sugarcoat. On first glance, and probably on second and third too, this is a dog Final Four. It's the ugly stepchild stealing the spotlight on college basketball's premiere weekend, a motley crew mostly filled with teams you either don't care about..." March 27

  • South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin listens to only one type of music -- Frank Sinatra's. So, it was fitting that Sinatra's "New York, New York" was blaring at Madison Square Garden while Martin was cutting down the nets after South Carolina's 77-70 win over Florida in the East..." March 26

  • South Carolina blows out Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Before South Carolina coach Frank Martin acknowledged his players for a terrific defensive performance in the Gamecocks' 70-50 win over Baylor in the East Regional semifinal on Friday, he paid homage to his Southeastern Conference rivals. "I want to credit the teams in our league..." March 24

  • South Carolina stuns second-seeded Duke

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolina showed a full array of toughness at an ideal time. The Gamecocks collected a gigantic prize as a result. Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina used sudden hot shooting in the second half to knock second-seeded Duke out..." March 20

  • NCAA's political stance gave Duke essentially a road game vs. South Carolina

    CBS Sports "You can easily make the argument that Duke would have lost against South Carolina no matter where those teams played that game on Sunday night. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks dropped 65 second-half points on No. 2 Duke to win 88-81 in an East Regional Round of 32 game, giving the tournament its..." March 20

  • Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

    USA Today "A large Confederate flag is flying from the top of a parking garage next to the arena that’s hosting two men’s NCAA tournament second-round games Sunday evening. The flag is being flown by a small group of protesters, according to the Associated Press, which arrived Sunday morning and plans to..." March 19

  • South Carolina runs away from Marquette

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolina put on a second-half show for the home-state fans Friday night. Sindarius Thornwell scored 29 points, leading a big second half for the seventh-seeded Gamecocks in a 93-73 victory over 10th-seeded Marquette in an NCAA Tournament East Region first-round game..." March 18

  • Key, Norris propel Alabama past South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Braxton Key scored 18 points and Riley Norris had a big second half, including two late 3-pointers, to help Alabama push past South Carolina 64-53 Friday in the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Norris hit two 3-pointers in the final eight minutes and finished with 12..." March 10

  • Saiz carries Mississippi past South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Sebastian Saiz had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Breein Tyree added 18 points to lead Ole Miss to a 75-70 victory over South Carolina in an SEC game Saturday at Oxford, Miss. The Gamecocks (22-9, 12-6) dropped their fifth game in the last eight games. Ole Miss (19-12, 10-8) has won five of..." March 05

  • South Carolina slips past Mississippi State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points to help South Carolina hold off pesky Mississippi State 63-57 on Tuesday in Southeastern Conference play at Columbia, S.C. Sophomore forward Chris Silva added 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Gamecocks (22-8, 12-5 SEC) won their second game..." February 28

  • South Carolina dominates Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "South Carolina senior guard Duane Notice scored 15 points and ignited a second-half surge as the Gamecocks smashed Tennessee 82-55 on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C. Sophomore guard P.J. Dozier finished with 19 points, and senior guard Sindarius Thornwell added 15 points..." February 25

  • No. 13 Florida tops South Carolina for ninth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "KeVaughn Allen experienced a miserable contest the first time Florida played South Carolina this season, scoring one measly point. Things went much better for the sophomore guard in Tuesday night's rematch. Allen contributed 26 points and a career-best seven rebounds as No. 13 Florida..." February 21

  • Guards spark Vanderbilt to upset of No. 21 South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Guards Matthew Fisher-Davis, Nolan Cressler and Riley LaChance combined for 44 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 71-62 upset over No. 21 South Carolina on Saturday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The trio had 17, 13 and 14 points, respectively, as another great performance from..." February 18

  • Arkansas pads resume with win over No. 21 Gamecocks

    The Sports Xchange "It wasn't a pretty possession, but Arkansas will take it. Senior guard Manuale Watkins hit an awkward, off-balance jumper as the shot clock expired with 31 seconds to play, helping the Razorbacks upend No. 21 South Carolina 83-76 on Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C...." February 15

  • No. 19 South Carolina surges past Mississippi State

    The Sports Xchange "Sindarius Thornwell scored 28 points to lead No. 19 South Carolina to a 77-73 victory over Mississippi State in a Southeastern Conference game on Saturday night at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss. Chris Silva contributed 15 points for South Carolina (20-5, 10-2 SEC), which was coming..." February 11

  • Alabama needs 4 OTs to upset No. 19 South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Alabama coach Avery Johnson termed it the game of the year in college basketball, while South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell put together one of the best performances in his school's history. For a while, it looked as if the contest might go on all night. And that was just fine..." February 07

  • Dozier leads No. 19 South Carolina by Georgia

    The Sports Xchange "It hasn't been forgotten that Georgia single-handedly eliminated South Carolina from the NCAA Tournament last season. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin has had to re-live and re-discuss the situation numerous times this season and he hopes the subject will finally be cast aside after his..." February 04

  • No. 19 Gamecocks crush LSU

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- South Carolina took advantage of a reeling LSU team and took control right away. The No. 19 Gamecocks rolled to an 18-3 lead and coasted to an 88-63 victory over the Tigers in an SEC game Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Gamecocks (18-4, 8-1..." February 02

  • No. 23 South Carolina stifles Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "Sindarius Thornwell had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the ninth double-double of the senior guard's career, and No. 23 South Carolina used a stingy defensive effort to fight off struggling Missouri 63-53 on Saturday night in a Southeastern Conference matchup at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo...." January 28

  • No. 23 South Carolina serves Notice in rout of Auburn

    The Sports Xchange "A South Carolina sharpshooter surprisingly put Auburn on notice Tuesday night. Senior guard Duane Notice was scorching hot and matched his career highs of 27 points and six 3-pointers as No. 23 South Carolina cruised to a 98-69 trouncing over Auburn in SEC play at Columbia, S.C. Notice..." January 24

  • Monk leads No. 5 Kentucky past No. 24 South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Fifth-ranked Kentucky stands alone as the only undefeated team in the SEC following an 85-69 victory over No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday. "Credit to Kentucky, obviously," South Carolina coach Frank Martin said. "They are a high-powered offensive team and they came at us...." January 21

  • No. 24 South Carolina tops No. 19 Florida behind Thornwell

    The Sports Xchange "Frank Martin said it was a major point of emphasis not to let Florida's 3-point shooting become a factor. But the South Carolina coach never considered his club would snap an impressive 25-year shooting streak. Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 20 points and the No. 24 Gamecocks..." January 18

  • Dozier, Silva propel South Carolina past Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard P.J. Dozier scored 16 points as South Carolina continued its hot start to the SEC season with a 67-56 win over depleted Ole Miss on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks are off to their first 4-0 SEC start since 1997. They've won four in a row and..." January 14

  • Thornwell guides Gamecocks past Vols

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points, leading South Carolina to a 70-60 Southeastern Conference road win over Tennessee on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gamecocks (13-3, 3-0 SEC) jumped on turnover-prone Tennessee early but didn't put away the..." January 11

  • South Carolina beats turnover-prone Texas A&M

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Duane Notice and freshman guard Rakym Felder scored 19 points each as South Carolina roared past turnover-prone Texas A&M 79-68 on Saturday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., in the process remaining unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play. The Gamecocks (12-3, 2-0..." January 07

  • Thornwell's return boosts South Carolina in 67-61 win

    The Sports Xchange "Sindarius Thornwell returned from a six-game suspension and had a big night, leading South Carolina to a 67-61 road win over Georgia on Wednesday night in an SEC game at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. Sophomore guard P.J. Dozier had a game-high 24 points. Thornwell finished with 19 points,..." January 04

  • South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell cleared to return

    SEC Country "South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell has been cleared to return to action this week. The school announced on Monday morning that Thornwell would suit-up for the Gamecocks SEC opener at Georgia on Wednesday night. According to the university’s official release, South Carolina coach..." January 03

  • Strong second half propels Memphis past South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis used a 15-3 second-half run to ease past South Carolina 70-54 in a foul-plagued affair on Friday. South Carolina was within 39-38 on a jumper by Justin McKie with 12 minutes to play, but two free throws by Jimario Rivers keyed a blitz by the Tigers that left the team up 53-41 with..." December 31

  • Clemson upsets No. 22 South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Clemson picked a real good time to beat a ranked nonconference opponent on the road for the first time in program history. This victory also comes with big-time in-state bragging rights and Tigers standout senior forward Jaron Blossomgame couldn't help but tweet "Our state #Clemson" after..." December 22

  • No. 16 South Carolina rallies past South Florida

    The Sports Xchange "PJ Dozier is being faced with a situation in which he needs to step up. The sophomore guard is certainly passing the test. Dozier scored a career-best 23 points to lead No. 16 South Carolina to a 77-66 victory over South Florida on Saturday in non-conference play at Tampa, Fla. It..." December 17

  • Seton Hall hands South Carolina first loss

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- If you think the Seton Hall Pirates are playing with a chip on their shoulder, you'd be incorrect. It's more like a boulder. The Pirates had a fantastic 2015-16 season, led by Isaiah Whitehead, one of the most highly touted recruits in the program's history. The Hall won..." December 13

  • South Carolina G Sindarius Thornwell suspended for policy violation

    ESPN "South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell has been suspended indefinitely. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a statement Sunday that Thornwell was suspended for violating an athletic department policy; he did not disclose the policy in question. Thornwell, a 6-foot-5 senior, is..." December 06

  • No. 20 South Carolina cruises past Florida International

    The Sports Xchange "Florida International and No. 20 South Carolina each played Sunday's nonconference game without their leading scorer. But the Gamecocks figured out a way to make up for the loss of senior guard Sindarius Thornwell a lot better than the Panthers adjusted to the absence of senior guard Donte..." December 04

  • South Carolina tops Vermont to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "South Carolina coach Frank Martin said he'd been worried about Thursday's home game against Vermont for days. He was concerned of a letdown, with his Gamecocks coming off back-to-back wins over Michigan and Syracuse and entering the AP Poll this week at No. 20. It turned out that he didn't..." December 01

  • South Carolina takes down No. 18 Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin reached back into his memory bank to figure out a way to break down Syracuse's vaunted 2-3 zone. Martin watched tape of when his Kanas State team played Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament over four years ago and figured out a way to bust the..." November 26

  • South Carolina coasts past South Carolina State

    The Sports Xchange "South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell scored 14 of his 22 points in the first half and the Gamecocks closed out the home portion of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational with a 92-50 victory over South Carolina State on Friday night. Maik Kotsar added 15 points and Chris Silva 11 for the..." November 18

  • South Carolina tops Monmouth with buzzer-beater

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard PJ Dozier hit a jumper as time expired, lifting South Carolina to a 70-69 overtime win over Monmouth on Tuesday in a Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational game at Columbia, S.C. Monmouth took a 69-68 lead with a minute to play on a three-point play by Je'lon Hornbeak. With the..." November 15

  • Gamecocks overpower Holy Cross

    The Sports Xchange "A big second-half surge helped South Carolina beat Holy Cross 81-49 in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C. Sindarius Thornwell had 20 points and five rebounds for South Carolina (2-0). P.J. Dozier added 15 points and five assists, and..." November 13

  • Thornwell paces South Carolina past La. Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Sindarius Thornwell, Duane Notice and P.J. Dozier paced a balanced attack as South Carolina knocked off visiting Louisiana Tech, 85-76, on Friday in the opening game for both teams at Colonial Life Arena. Thornwell finished with 18 points, including back-to-back dunks late in the second..." November 11

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