Coach from Eastern Kentucky helps South Carolina Gamecocks succeed in March Madness


South Carolina: This had been South Carolina's deepest run in the NCAA Tournament.

Specifically, she remembers how much her body ached after it was over.

The game was as close as expected until the final minute. An offense ranked well into the triple digits in efficiency when March Madness began - one coming off three straight games of scoring less than a point per possession, and having failed to hit that threshold in five of its previous seven contests - is now as hot as any in the Tournament, having poured in 1.06 or more points per possession on Marquette, Duke, and Baylor, and scored an average of 87 points per game in those wins.

"It was a fight", Romero said. It was more about how, bit by bit, everything just sort of unraveled for Florida when the game was on the line.

Looks like all of us true believers who said the future was bright for SEC basketball were right.

"We were on point defensively today", Martin said. "But I also think they missed some shots". "I'm not going to put you in a positon that you won't be successful and he didn't lie".

It is unclear exactly where on the scale of intimidation lands having to face South Carolina's felonious defensive pressure.

The first semifinal, 6:09 p.m. on CBS, will be be No. 1 seed Gonzaga vs.

For junior forward Shakayla Thomas, FSU's top scorer, it's a shot at redemption.

As the last steps of the Big Dance near, there are several questions to consider regarding the remaining teams and players. The team scored 84 points to the Badgers' 83. By pushing the tempo, North Carolina imposed its game plan effectively throughout and earned a win over a good Kentucky squad. "We just had to finish the game then".

The luck of the draw: Gonzaga has been a terrific program for a long time, and many around the country understandably are glad to see the well-liked Few and his team get to compete on the college game's ultimate stage.

OR (33-5) plays North Carolina (31-7) in the second game Saturday, 40 minutes after the first.

Who had SC winning the East? The Gamecocks rolled the Bobcats 100-58.

During last November's Florida-South Carolina game, Spurrier spoke on the field for the whole Ben Hill Griffin Stadium crowd to hear and said the Gators took precedent over the Gamecocks now because he currently works there.

SC won't back down. Nah. Let's just look at it this way: If the Zags and Heels were playing each other tomorrow, which team would more folks pick to win?

"All we asked for was a chance to make it", said Thornwell, a Lancaster, S.C., native who had 26 points, seven rebounds, two steals and that crucial game-breaking assist. Not that they can't do it, they're just so young.

The offensive explosion, however, didn't last and Leon was among the Gators left to trudge off the floor as SC celebrated its upcoming trip to the Final Four.

Meanwhile, on Monday night, Dawn Staley will lead the SC women against Florida State in an Elite Eight game in which the Gamecocks will be heavily favored.

Martin's contract pays him a bonus of $100,000 for advancing to the Final Four. This is not the Final Four you expected either. Then, after two years with victories, went from 1974-2016 without another.