South Carolina Rumors & News

  • Delaware transfer Kory Holden commits to Frank Martin, Gamecocks

    The State "South Carolina has landed an elite transfer, but will have to wait a season until he can play. Delaware guard Kory Holden, a 6-foot-2 second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last year, committed to the Gamecocks on Tuesday. Holden, ranked No. 2 on ESPN’s Top-10 list of available..." April 26

  • Report: South Carolina to extend Frank Martin

    The Score "Frank Martin is on the verge of receiving a contract extension to remain head coach at South Carolina long term, a source told David Cloninger of The State. South Carolina's Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Friday at 1 p.m., when members will discuss, and presumably approve, a pending..." March 31

  • NCAA confirms South Carolina's mistaken invite to tourney

    247 Sports "The news is true. South Carolina was invited to the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday only to be told minutes later by NCAA officials there had been a mistake. South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner on Thursday confirmed a previous report by indicating that NCAA travel..." March 31

  • Georgia Tech 83, South Carolina 66

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Adam Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to help Georgia Tech rout South Carolina 83-66 on Monday in Columbia, S.C., to reach the NIT quarterfinals. Senior guard Marcus Georges-Hunt added 14 points and eight assists and senior forward Charles Mitchell had 12 points..." March 22

  • 2 USC men’s basketball players arrested, charged in property crimes

    The State "Two University of South Carolina men’s basketball players have been arrested in connection with properties damaged with a BB gun. The Columbia Police Department announced the arrests Thursday morning: According to Columbia police: ▪ USC freshman forward Eric Cobb is charged with..." March 17

  • South Carolina 88, High Point 66

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Laimonas Chatkevicius scored a career-high 30 points on 15-of-16 shooting to lead top-seeded South Carolina to an 88-66 victory over High Point on Tuesday in the first round of the NIT at Columbia, S.C. Junior guard Sindarius Thornwell added 20 points and seven assists for the..." March 15

  • Five South Carolina players suspended indefinitely ahead of NIT

    College Spun "Due to a weak strength of schedule, the 24-8 South Carolina Gamecocks were left out of the 2016 NCAA Tournament field, and are a No. 1 seed in the NIT. In the tournament’s opener against High Point, the Gamecocks will be without five players, who have been suspended indefinitely. Frank Martin..." March 15

  • Georgia 65, South Carolina 64

    The Sports Xchange "Georgia guard J.J. Frazier may not be the Southeastern Conference's best player. But in this week's Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn., he's playing like it. Frazier scored 20 points and made two remarkable plays down the stretch as sixth-seeded Georgia rallied to top..." March 12

  • South Carolina 76, Arkansas 61

    The Sports Xchange "Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, fueling South Carolina's 76-61 rout of Arkansas on Saturday at Fayetteville, Ark. The Gamecocks (24-7, 11-7 in the SEC ) led 36-24 at halftime and opened the second half with a 20-5 run to pull away from the Razorbacks...." March 05

  • Georgia 74, South Carolina 72

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Kenny Gaines scored 20 points, and Georgia used a late 11-0 run to take control and post a stunning 74-72 victory over South Carolina on Thursday in Southeastern Conference play at Columbia, S.C. Junior guard J.J. Frazier scored seven of his 19 points during the decisive surge..." March 03

  • Mississippi State 68, South Carolina 58

    The Sports Xchange "Mississippi State scored the first five points of the game and never looked back to score a 68-58 win over South Carolina on Saturday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss. Forward Gavin Ware recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (13-15,..." February 27

  • South Carolina 84, Tennessee 58

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Duane Notice scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to help South Carolina roll to an 84-58 victory over Tennessee on Wednesday in SEC play at Columbia, S.C. Senior forward Michael Carrera had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double for the..." February 25

  • South Carolina 73, Florida 69 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Michael Carrera had 20 points, 15 rebounds and three steals as South Carolina halted a seven-game losing streak against Florida by recording a 73-69 overtime victory Saturday at Columbia, S.C. Junior guard Sindarius Thornwell added 17 points as the Gamecocks (22-5, 9-5..." February 20

  • Missouri 72, South Carolina 67

    The Sports Xchange "A short-handed Missouri team managed to hand South Carolina its second-straight loss on Tuesday night in a 72-67 win. Missouri (10-16, 3-10 SEC) announced the dismissal of junior guard Wes Clark an hour before tip-off, and then took advantage of a cold-shooting game by the Gamecocks (21-5,..." February 16

  • Kentucky blows out South Carolina after Calipari ejected

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sophomore guard Tyler Ulis set a career high with 27 points and 12 assists to power No. 22 Kentucky past South Carolina 89-62 on Saturday, but it was the early fireworks that had everyone talking. Only 2:26 into the battle for first place in the Southeastern Conference,..." February 13

  • 2016 center Sedee Keita commits to Frank Martin and South Carolina basketball

    Garnet and Black Attack "Frank Martin and the South Carolina Gamecocks basketball staff got some good news on Monday night as they picked up a top-100 name from the 2016 class. Sedee Keita, a 6'10" center/power forward who preps at 22 Feet Academy in Greenville, chose the Gamecocks over a host of high and mid-major..." November 03

  • La Salle adds South Carolina transfer "La Salle continued a busy offseason by adding 6-foot-9 forward/center Demetrius Henry, who is transferring from South Carolina. Henry started 48 games over two seasons for the Gamecocks. He must sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility at La Salle. He averaged 6.0 points and..." July 25

  • Former South Carolina power forward Demetrius Henry transferring to La Salle

    College Basketball Talk "Having already landed two transfers this offseason in the form of point guard Pookie Powell and small forward B.J. Johnson, La Salle picked up a commitment from a third player who began his career at another Division I institution Saturday morning. Demetrius Henry, a 6-foot-9 power forward who..." July 04

  • South Carolina guards working back from surgery

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina has the pieces on their roster to be a team that makes some noise in the SEC this season, but that is dependent on some of their most important players getting healthy. Namely, junior Sindarius Thornwell and redshirt freshman TeMarcus Blanton, both of whom underwent surgery over..." June 30

  • South Carolina adds late commitment from three-star 2015 forward

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina picked up a late addition to its 2015 recruiting efforts this weekend as former DePaul commit Raymond Doby pledged to the SEC program, a source told The 6-foot-7 Doby, who spent this past season playing a postgraduate year at St. John’s Northwestern Military..." June 08

  • South Carolina lands 6-9 center Eric Cobb

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin Monday landed a big man for this 2015 recruiting class in 6-9 Eric Cobb, a native of Jacksonville who attends St. Francis Prep in Baltimore. Cobb originally committed to Kansas State but decommitted in April. After that he took an unofficial visit to..." May 19

  • South Carolina announces the departure of three players

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina announced on Tuesday that three players will be transferring out of the program. The biggest name of the bunch is Demetrius Henry, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Florida that started 48 games in two seasons, averaging 4.8 points and 3.4 boards. Shamiek Sheppard — who played in just..." May 05

  • Henry to transfer from South Carolina basketball program

    The Post and Courier "After being suspended from the South Carolina men’s basketball program for the final month of this past season, forward Demetrius Henry has announced his intention to transfer. The 6-9, 226-pound sophomore wrote Tuesday on his Twitter feed that he would be leaving USC. Henry and another..." April 22

  • Shooting guard Jamall Gregory commits to South Carolina

    The Post and Courier "Jamall Gregory, a 6-4 shooting guard from Washington, D.C., committed to South Carolina on Wednesday, picking the Gamecocks over Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota and Rutgers. Gregory, who attended Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla., made his official visit to USC last weekend with..." April 02

  • South Carolina suspends Henry, Sheppard for remainder of season

    CBS Sports "South Carolina coach Frank Martin announced Tuesday sophomore forward Demetrius Henry and freshman guard/forward Shamiek Sheppard will be suspended for the remainder of the season for "conduct detrimental to the team." "Our program is based on helping young people grow as individuals and..." February 18

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • South Carolina freshman cleared for practice, could play in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina freshman forward Shamiek Sheppard tore the ACL in his right knee over the summer and was expected to redshirt during the 2014-15 season, but the New York native has been cleared to return to practice early. According to a report from the AP, Sheppard is practicing ahead of..." December 29

  • South Carolina lands key in-state, four-star guard

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina picked up a commitment on Wednesday afternoon from P.J. Dozier, a four-star guard from Columbia, South Carolina. Dozier had also considered Louisville and Georgetown, among others. There were many that considered the Cardinals the favorites as recently as Tuesday..." November 12

  • South Carolina freshman TeMarcus Blanton, Austin Constable done for the year

    Garnet and Black Attack "The Gamecocks find themselves down to just 10 players before the season even starts thanks to their second and third season-ending injuries. College basketball gives schools thirteen scholarships to dole out among their players, and also permits walk-ons to help fill out the bench to the extent..." October 27

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Incoming USC basketball player Shamiek Sheppard suffers ACL tear

    Cola Daily "University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced Tuesday that incoming freshman guard Shamiek Sheppard has suffered an ACL tear in his right knee and is expected to miss the 2014-15 campaign. Sheppard will undergo surgery for the torn ligament this week in Columbia." July 02

  • South Carolina signee James Thompson arrested for aggravated battery, domestic abuse

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "James Thompson was arrested Monday and booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated battery and domestic abuse by battery. The arrest of the now-graduated Parkview Baptist basketball standout and recent South Carolina signee came after the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office..." June 14

  • Shaw Signs with Coastal Carolina "The Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball team will welcome in Jaylen Shaw as part of its 2014 recruiting class, head coach Cliff Ellis announced on Friday. “We are extremely excited Jaylen has decided to join our program at Coastal Carolina University,” said Ellis. “He was one of our..." May 17

  • Tennessee 59, South Carolina 44

    ProSportsDaily "Jarnell Stokes scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Volunteers in a SEC tournament quarterfinal final game in Atlanta. Jordan McRae added 14 points and Jeronne Maymon added six points and six rebounds for Tennessee (21-11), which extended its win streak to five games. The..." March 15

  • South Carolina 71, Arkansas 69

    ProSportsDaily "Sindarius Thornwell scored 17 points and the 13th-seeded Gamecocks charged into the SEC tournament quarterfinals with an upset of the No. 5 seed Razorbacks in Atlanta. Laimonas Chatkevicius had 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench for South Carolina (14-19), which previously knocked off..." March 14

  • South Carolina 74, Auburn 56

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman guard Duane Notice scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Gamecocks to the first-round victory in the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Brenton Williams scored 16 points, Laimonas Chatkevicius finished with 11 points and nine rebounds and Sindarius Thornwell..." March 13

  • South Carolina 74, Mississippi St. 62

    ProSportsDaily "Brenton Williams scored a game-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, as the visiting Gamecocks heaped more misery on the Bulldogs. Sindarius Thornwell added 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for South Carolina (12-19, 5-13 SEC), which snapped an 18-game road losing streak dating..." March 09

  • Gamecocks Conclude Regular Season at Mississippi State On Saturday "South Carolina wraps up the regular season Saturday afternoon at Mississippi State in the only meeting this season between the two teams. The two sides split last year’s regular season meetings, but the Bulldogs defeated the Gamecocks in the SEC Tournament, 70-59, on March 13, 2013 at Bridgestone..." March 07

  • South Carolina head coach Frank Martin Receives One-Game Suspension "University of South Carolina head men's basketball coach Frank Martin has been suspended from his coaching duties for Saturday's game at Mississippi State, Athletics Director Ray Tanner announced today. Martin will not accompany the team to Starkville. "The one-game suspension is a result of..." March 07

  • Florida 72, South Carolina 46

    ProSportsDaily "Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 37 points and set a school record with 11 3-pointers as the visiting Gators defeated the Gamecocks for their 22nd consecutive victory. Frazier was 11-of-18 from behind the arc and made four of those during an 18-0 second-half run as Florida (28-2, 17-0..." March 05

  • Gamecocks Host No. 1 Florida Tuesday On Senior Night "South Carolina hosts No. 1 Florida for the second matchup between the two teams this season. The Gators won the first contest 74-58 in Gainesville, Fla., on Jan. 8. It marks the fourth time in Carolina’s history that it has hosted a No. 1 ranked opponent and its first since 2012. The game will air..." March 04

  • Gamecocks Post 72-67 Victory Over No. 17/15 Kentucky "Behind 24 points from senior guard Brenton Williams and six points scored by sophomore forward Laimonas Chatkeviciusin the final 2:36, the South Carolina men's basketball team (11-18, 4-12 SEC), earned a 72-67 victory over No. 17/15 Kentucky (21-8, 11-5 SEC), on Saturday night in Southeastern..." March 02

  • Auburn 83, South Carolina 67

    ProSportsDaily "Chris Denson led four players in double figures with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting as the Tigers rolled past the visiting Gamecocks. Allen Payne contributed 15 points and five steals while Tahj Shamsid-Deen scored 14, including three 3-pointers, for Auburn (13-13, 5-10 SEC). KT Harrell added 11..." February 27

  • Georgia 73, South Carolina 56

    ProSportsDaily "Kenny Gaines had a career-high 27 points to lead the visiting Bulldogs over the Gamecocks in SEC play. Gaines equaled a personal best with five 3-pointers while Marcus Thornton added 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Georgia (15-11, 9-5), which has won five of its last six games...." February 23

  • South Carolina's Tyrone Johnson out indefinitely with foot fracture

    CBS Sports "South Carolina is 0-3 to start SEC play, and the Gamecocks will have to go forward without one of their three double-figure scorers. Tyrone Johnson, a former Villanova transfer, is out indefinitely after suffering a fracture in his right foot. The injury, suffered during Wednesday's loss to..." January 19

  • South Carolina's Tyrone Johnson out indefinitely with foot fracture

    CBS Sports "South Carolina is 0-3 to start SEC play, and the Gamecocks will have to go forward without one of their three double-figure scorers. Tyrone Johnson, a former Villanova transfer, is out indefinitely after suffering a fracture in his right foot. The injury, suffered during Wednesday's loss to..." January 17