2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
26-11, 3rd in SEC

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four-star 2018 point guard Eric Ayala mentioned Arizona, Oregon, Syracuse, Miami, South Carolina, Maryland, UConn. Recently decided to stay in '18.

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10dJeff Goodman

Gamecocks' Dozier to stay in draft, hire agent

PJ Dozier of South Carolina has decided to hire an agent and remain in the NBA draft, he announced Monday in a post to his Instagram account.

Breaking down Thornwell's opening pitch (1:26)
David J. Phillip/AP Photo

Frank Martin on Final Four loss to Gonzaga

South Carolina coach Frank Martin dishes on the Gamecocks' comeback against Gonzaga, what he told his team afterward, Sindarius Thornwell's health, the NCAA title game and the women's championship.

ESPN Stats and Information  

What happened to Sindarius Thornwell? In Saturday's 77-73 Final Four loss to Gonzaga, the senior guard could not score like he had in the first four games of the NCAA tournament.

SEC basketball in review (3:47)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of Final Four: Gonzaga (-300 on money line) and North Carolina (-220) both won as favorites, but underdogs went 2-0 ATS. For the NCAA tournament, 'dogs improve to 34-24-3 (58.6 percent) with one game closing pick 'em (Purdue-Iowa State in the round of 32). Over/unders split 1-1 against the closing numbers and overs still lead 34-27-1 (55.7 percent).

SEC Basketball Fever: A historic run (1:36)
Gamecock fans should be proud of NCAA run (1:26)
David J. Phillip/AP Photo

Emotional Martin: S.C. team part of me forever

Frank Martin said South Carolina's improbable run to the Final Four was "pretty special" after his Gamecocks fell to top-seeded Gonzaga 77-73 in the national semifinals Saturday night.

Thornwell proud of Gamecocks' effort (1:03)
Martin proud of his players' growth (1:52)

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats and Info: Seventy percent of Gonzaga's shots were contested in their 77-73 Final Four win Saturday, but they contested 74 percent of South Carolina's. Mark Few's team shot 45.2 percent on contested attempts; the Gamecocks made 30.6 percent.

ESPN Stats and Information  

After tying the game at 65, South Carolina finished the game 2-of-12. Gonzaga contested 10 of those 12 shots, and the Gamecocks were just 1-of-10 on those contested looks to close out the game.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin McKie on South Carolina's improbable Final Four run: "It'll take some days ... take some days for it to settle in what we did."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin McKie on South Carolina's late rally: "We felt good about it. We felt like we had a chance to win."


Gonzaga hangs on to make first title game

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga's big men combined for 27 and the Bulldogs held off a second-half charge by South Carolina to win 77-73 and advance to its first national title game.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.2178th
Rebounds Per Game36.3139th
Assists Per Game12.6237th
Points Allowed65.232nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8