9:20 AM EST, Thu January 29, 2015
Augusta Chronicle 9 hours ago

Tigers clamp down late on Gamecocks, pull out SEC win

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thanks to its defense down the stretch, Louisiana State ran its winning streak to three games with a 64-58 Southeastern Conference victory against South Carolina on Wednesday night. The Gamecocks jumped to a 56-52 lead with 4:33 to play after a layup and a 3-pointer by Michael Carrera. However, South Carolina scored just two points the rest of the game. The Gamecocks missed six of their final seven field-goal attempts with four of the shots blocked. read more
Augusta Chronicle 9 hours ago

Georgia Tech routs Miami for first ACC win of the season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 24 points and Georgia Tech earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season by upsetting No. 23 Miami 70-50 on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets shot a season-high 57 percent, well above their season average of 41 percent, in part because they repeatedly drove inside for easy baskets. They scored 34 points in the paint. read more
Augusta Chronicle 11 hours ago

Deep, talented bench instrumental in top-ranked Gamecocks' success

COLUMBIA — Top-ranked South Carolina puts one of the most experienced and accomplished starting lineups on the floor each game. The action really picks up, though, when the Gamecocks go to the bench. South Carolina has used its tall, talented reserves to roll to a 19-0 record and looks to win its 20th consecutive game when it faces Alabama (12-10, 1-6 Southeastern Conference) on Thursday night. The backups include second-leading scorer in 6-foot-5 A’ja Wilson and top rebounder in 6-4 Alaina Coates, who by the way was last year’s SEC Freshman of the Year. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 26, 2015

Gamecocks stay perfect, rout Aggies

COLUMBIA — South Carolina showed again how those waiting for the Gamecocks to crack under the pressure of No. 1 might have a while to go. Freshman A’ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 23, 2015

Gamecocks have fared well against Wildcats at home

COLUMBIA — South Carolina is looking to channel its success against No. 1 Kentucky, which knows too well the dangers of entering Colonial Life Arena with a perfect record. Those 2010 Wildcats featured NBA standouts John Wall and Demarcus Cousins and seemed certain to obliterate the Gamecocks. Instead, South Carolina ended Kentucky’s 19-0 start with a 68-62 victory. The Wildcats learned their lesson. Two years later, as the country’s No. 1 team and led by Anthony Davis and Terrance Jones, they ran past the Gamecocks 82-56. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 21, 2015

Vols beat Gamecocks for 15th consecutive time

COLUMBIA — Josh Richardson and Kevin Punter had 13 points each and Derek Reese hit a foul shot with 13.8 seconds left that sealed Tennessee’s 15th consecutive victory over South Carolina in a 66-62 win Tuesday night. The Vols (12-5, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) led 56-39 with 8:40 remaining when the Gamecocks used a 23-8 run to get within a basket on Michael Carrera’s putback with 32.9 seconds left. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 19, 2015

Gamecock women dominate Gators in 18th win in a row

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Top-ranked South Carolina will remain undefeated for at least another week. Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points, A’ja Wilson added 16 and the Gamecocks dominated Florida 77-42 on Monday night. Now, South Carolina (18-0, 6-0 Southeastern Confer­ence) gets a week off before starting a considerably tougher stretch that includes games against No. 10 Texas A&M, Mississippi, 22nd-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Connecticut. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 17, 2015

Gamecocks fall to Tigers on road

AUBURN, Ala. — KT Harrell scored 24 points and Cinmeon Bowers recorded his SEC-leading 11th double-double of the season as Auburn defeated South Carolina 71-68 on Saturday night. Bowers finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds — his third double-double in four SEC games — and Auburn (10-7, 2-2 SEC) improved to 9-1 at home. “That’s probably the loudest it’s been since I’ve been here,” Harrell said. “When you have that type of crowd and that type of energy, it makes you feel like you can’t lose.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 15, 2015

Top-ranked Gamecocks down Tigers, roll on

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Tiffany Mitchell had 19 points to lead top-ranked South Carolina over Missouri 60-49 on Thursday night. Alaina Coates added 15 points for the Game­cocks (17-0, 5-0 Southeastern Confer-ence). Aleighsa Welch had 14 rebounds. Sierra Michaelis, of Missouri (11-7, 1-4), led all scorers with 22 points. NO. 6 TENNESSEE 54, AUBURN 42 In Auburn, Ala., Andraya Carter hit three first-half 3-pointers, scoring 11 points, and Tennessee (15-2, 5-0 SEC) smothered Auburn (9-9, 0-5) . read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 15, 2015

Steve Spurrier misjudged defense's strength

COLUMBIA — South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier acknowledged the program’s unprecedented run of success may have gone to the Gamecocks’ heads this past season. “Last year we were No. 4 in the nation,” Spurrier said this month. “Maybe some of us got a little cocky that that was going to keep happening. We were just going to keep winning 11 games every year and it didn’t happen.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 15, 2015

Most USC sports grade over 3.0

COLUMBIA — Football was the only one of South Carolina’s 18 athletic programs to have a grade-point average of less 3.0 for the recently finished fall semester. The school released its academic report Wednesday. Football finished the semester with a 2.693 GPA. Women’s tennis led the way at 3.542. South Carolina’s athletes finished with an overall GPA of 3.208, which the department said was the 16th straight semester they’d been at 3.0 or higher. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 13, 2015

Second-half run sparks Cavaliers' rout of Tigers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 points, and No. 2 Virginia took command with a 29-6 run to start the second half of a 65-42 victory against Clemson on Tuesday night. Justin Anderson added 15 points for the Cavaliers (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Confer­ence), who won their 20th consecutive game at John Paul Jones Arena. The win, with former Virginia great and three-time national player of the year Ralph Sampson in attendance, gave Virginia it first 4-0 start in conference play since the 1994-95 season. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 11, 2015

No. 1 South Carolina 68, No. 10 Kentucky 60

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley never panicked as she watched Tiffany Mitchell struggle in the first half against No. 10 Kentucky. Staley knew what was ahead for the Wildcats. “With Tiffany, I’ll take her bad halves because I know a good half is going to be coming,” Staley said. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 10, 2015

Rebels hand Gamecocks second loss in a row

OXFORD, Miss. — Jarvis Summers scored 20 points, Stefan Moody added 16 and Mississippi beat South Carolina 65-49 on Saturday. Moody scored all of his points, including three 3-pointers, in the second half to lead the Rebels to a relatively easy victory. Sebastian Saiz added 10 points and five rebounds. Ole Miss (10-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) never trailed, though South Carolina tied the game at 33 early in the second half. The Rebels responded with five straight points and the Gamecocks never seriously threatened again. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 8, 2015

No. 1 Gamecock women top 100 in drubbing of Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alaina Coates scored 20 points and No. 1 South Carolina had six players in double figures in a 102-59 win over Alabama on Thursday night. The Gamecocks (15-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) made 19 of 21 field goals during a couldn’t-miss stretch extending well into the second half. They have won their past 10 meetings with Alabama (11-7, 0-3). South Carolina shot 63.8 percent from the field. Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points for the Gamecocks and Asia Dozier added 15. It was South Carolina’s third 100-point game of the season. read more

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