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Sindarius Thornwell breaks down USC vs. UF ahead of Elite 8

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — Click the video above from ABC Columbia Sports to hear Sindarius Thornwell’s Saturday comments ahead of the Gamecocks Elite 8 showdown with SEC rival Florida. (7) USC and (4) UF play for a spot in the Final Four, what would be Carolina’s first trip to the National Semifinals, at 2:20 p.m. at Madison Square Garden…

Thornwell’s rise coincides with the Gamecocks ride to Elite 8

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — The SEC Player of the Year has made a strong case for being the most outstanding of the NCAA Tournament to this point. In his first go through March Madness, Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell has taken the brackets and opposition by storm. Averaging 25.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and two steals a game through the Sweet…

Familiar foes USC and Florida fight for the Final Four

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — The Gamecocks and Gators have played against each other plenty of times, but no previous matchup holds similar stakes to their Sunday showdown. USC and UF, each representing the SEC, will face off in NYC in the Elite 8 at Madison Square Garden at 2:20 p.m. Carolina has already gone farther into March Madness than…

Carolina feeling “sweet” after shutting down Baylor

NEW YORK CITY (WOLO) — For the first time in program history, the Gamecock men are marching on the Elite 8. Carolina nearly controlled their Sweet 16 game against Baylor from the start, building on a 15 point halftime lead to beat the Bears 70-50 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. After waiting 44 years for a single March…

For Frank Martin, the NCAA Tournament is an Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Gamecocks make their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 13 years Friday night when they face off with Marquette in the first round of the Big Dance. For Frank Martin, it was six years ago, with Kansas State, when he led the Wildcats to their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance before leaving for South Carolina. Martin’s time between Tournament appearances has…