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Augusta Chronicle 16 hours ago

Gamecocks clinch share of SEC regular-season title

COLUMBIA — Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points to lead No. 2 South Carolina to a 69-50 victory over No. 11 Mississippi State and clinch a share of its second consecutive Southeastern Conference championship Thursday night. The Gamecocks (27-1, 15-0 SEC) can win the title outright Sunday with a win at No. 13 Kentucky. They would also claim the crown alone should the Lady Vols fall Sunday against Vanderbilt. No matter what happens, South Carolina heads to next week’s SEC Tournament as the No. 1 seed and team to beat. read more
Augusta Chronicle 19 hours ago

Clemson 'confident' it can end struggles against South Carolina in baseball

COLUMBIA — Clemson coach Jack Leggett is treating his latest series with South Carolina just like any other. The Tigers, though, understand the time is now to turn around a rivalry series the Gamecocks have largely owned the past decade. Clemson (5-2) has lost 13 of 16 contests with South Carolina (6-1) and hasn’t won a season series from their state rivals since 2006. The Tigers took two of the three regular-season games in 2010, yet lost two in a row to the Gamecocks in that year’s College World Series – the first of South Carolina’s consecutive CWS crowns. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 25, 2015

Crimson Tide knock off Gamecocks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Levi Randolph scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished five assists to lead Alabama to a 59-51 victory over South Carolina Tuesday night. Retin Obasohan contributed 15 points and Rodney Cooper added 11 for the Crimson Tide (17-11, 7-8 Southeastern Conference). “We just tried to be more aggressive in the second half,” Randolph said. “We played together. We take what the defense gives you. We’re going to fight and give it all to get the win.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 23, 2015

South Carolina women finally get the best of Tennessee at home

COLUMBIA — Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds left and No. 2 South Carolina outlasted No. 6 Tennessee to remain perfect in Southeastern Conference play, 71-66, on Monday night. The Gamecocks (26-1, 14-0 SEC) led 67-57 with five minutes left and a raucous crowd yelling to end a run of home losses to the Lady Vols that stretched to 1980. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 21, 2015

Gamecocks drop home game to Aggies

COLUMBIA — Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy doesn’t talk much about the direction his team is heading. The Aggies’ play speaks for itself. Danuel House tied his career high with 25 points off seven 3-pointers to lead Texas A&M a step closer to the NCAA tournament with a 62-52 victory at South Carolina on Saturday. The victory by the Aggies (19-7, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) gave Kennedy his most wins in his four seasons and gave them double-digit SEC wins for the first time since joining the league three seasons ago. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 19, 2015

Gamecock women breeze past Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tiffany Mitchell scored 15 points and Alaina Coates had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 2 South Carolina past Arkansas 73-56 on Thursday night. A’ja Wilson added 14 points and Khadijah Sessions had 11 for the Gamecocks (25-1, 13-0 Southeastern Con­ference). NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 71, GEORGIA TECH 61 In Atlanta, Jewell Loyd scored 31 points and Notre Dame (25-2, 12-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived a scare to beat Georgia Tech (14-13, 4-9) for its 11th consecutive win. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 17, 2015

'Cats set record for best start; Gamecocks sweep season series from Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and beat Tennessee 66-48 on Tuesday night to set a program record for wins to start the season. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the 1953-54 season with a 25-0 mark. It also matches the best start for a team coached by John Calipari, who won his first 26 games at Massachusetts in 1995-96 and was 26-0 at Memphis in 2007-08. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 15, 2015

Mitchell, Wilson score 20 points apiece as Gamecocks defeat Commodores

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tiffany Mitchell didn’t pay attention to the accolades when South Carolina was No. 1. So she’s surely not worried about the Gamecocks losing the top spot they’ve held the past three months. Mitchell and A’ja Wilson scored 20 points apiece as No. 1 South Carolina remained perfect in Southeastern Conference play – and capped an eventful week – with an 89-59 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 14, 2015

South Carolina football recruit Shameik Blackshear arrested, charged with petit larceny

South Carolina recruit Shameik Blackshear was arrested on a petit larceny charge. Online records at the Beaufort County Detention Center show he was arrested Friday. Blackshear was released from custody shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday and is due in court March 3. South Carolina athletic spokesman Steve Fink said the school was aware of the arrest and would let the legal process play out. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 14, 2015

Top-ranked Wildcats pummel Gamecocks

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 14 points, Aaron Harrison added 11 and No. 1 Kentucky matched the program’s best start by routing South Carolina 77-43 on Saturday. The Wildcats’ 25-0 record equaled the 1953-54 squad that rolled through the regular season but declined an NCAA tournament bid. This year’s talented squad is thoroughly focused on winning the school’s ninth national championship and took another step toward its quest for perfection by completing a season sweep of the overmatched Gamecocks (12-12, 3-9 Southeastern Conference). read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 12, 2015

Gamecock women get back on track, rout LSU

COLUMBIA — A’ja Wilson scored a career-high 26 points and top-ranked South Carolina rode a 28-6 first-half run to rout Louisiana State 86-62 on Thursday night. Twelve steals and 18 fast-break points from freshman of the year candidate Wilson broke open a close game as the Gamecocks (23-1, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) rolled. Wilson had 14 first-half points, including the first 3-pointer of her career, as she and Khadijah Sessions led the assault. Sessions had 12 and Tiffany Mitchell had 11. LSU (14-10, 8-4) had won four in a row and seven of nine. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 11, 2015

South Carolina women ready to move on after loss

COLUMBIA — South Carolina players broke from a meeting after practice with smiles, laughs and goofy poses. Bothered by their rout at Connecticut? Not this group. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said her top-ranked team returned to the court in good spirits following its first defeat of the season, a nationally televised 87-62 loss to the second-ranked Huskies on Monday night. South Carolina (22-1, 10-0 Southeastern Conference takes on LSU (14-9, 8-3) at the Colonial Life Arena on Thursday night. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 10, 2015

Gamecocks send Tigers to 10th loss in row

COLUMBIA — Sindarius Thornwell scored 14 points and Laimonas Chatkevicius added 13 points and eight rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 65-60 win over Missouri in a game between the Southeastern Conference’s bottom two teams. The Gamecocks (12-11, 3-8 SEC) led by 10 in both the first and second halves, but couldn’t put the Tigers (7-17, 1-10) away until late. Missouri had cut South Carolina’s lead to 54-51 with less than three minutes to go when Thornwell hit his second 3-pointer of the game. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 9, 2015

Gamecocks' perfect run halted by Huskies

STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 Connecticut beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night. Moriah Jefferson had 16 points for the Huskies (23-1), who improved to 17-3 in matchups between the top two teams in the poll. The teams traded baskets early and South Carolina (22-1) led 18-15 7½ minutes in before UConn took over. The Huskies scored the next 13 points to blow the game open. Jefferson got it started with a three-point play. Morgan Tuck and Mosqueda-Lewis added 3-pointers as UConn led 28-18. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 9, 2015

Jon Hoke to help run South Carolina's defense

COLUMBIA — South Carolina trustees approved a two-year contract Monday for Jon Hoke to join the Gamecocks as co-defensive coordinator. Hoke will make $750,000 a year. Current defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward has a year left on his deal that pays him $750,000 a season. School leaders were expected to approve Hoke’s agreement last Thursday, but a fatal shooting on campus earlier in the day delayed the hiring until Monday. read more

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