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Five-star recruit Nyckoles Harbor chooses South Carolina

Five-star recruit Nyckoles Harbor chooses South Carolina

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Possibly the biggest recruiting win in Gamecock history. The South Carolina Gamecocks and coach Shane Beamer got an incredible boost on National Signing Day, as sought-after five-star prospect Nyckoles Harbor inked with the program during an announcement ceremony aired on ESPN. Harbor, who hails from Washington, D.C., is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound defensive lineman/tight end who is also a track star with Olympic potential. The two-sport prospect, listed as an athlete by recruiting services, is No. 1 at his position and the No. 19 overall recruit in...
Jan 30, 2023
No. 1 South Carolina outlasts Alabama, wins 65-52

No. 1 South Carolina outlasts Alabama, wins 65-52

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Gamecocks continue to pass every test given to them Following four rather lopsided victories, USC was finally able to sweat a little bit Sunday afternoon. Top-ranked South Carolina (21-0, 9-0) defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide (16-6, 5-4) in Tuscaloosa by the score of 65-52. Overall, this was not the greatest of games played by the best team in the nation. The Gamecocks shot only 38% from the field and were held well under the team’s average point total of 83.4 for the month of January. Alabama was even able to hold its own on the boards,...
Jan 30, 2023
Offseason Outlook: Running Backs

Offseason Outlook: Running Backs

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Taking a position-by-position view of South Carolina’s roster. This offseason we will be breaking down the positions on the roster following the chaotic roster turnover after the 2022 season. Today, we will take a look at the quarterback room as it stands today going into the 2023 spring. *Rosters are subject to change at any point* Overall Position Overview: We will begin here by looking at the position as a whole. Honestly, over the course of the last season and heading into the spring of 2023, I don’t really know...
Jan 28, 2023
Gamecock men fall to Georgia in OT, 81-78

Gamecock men fall to Georgia in OT, 81-78

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Make that five in a row South Carolina drops their fifth game in a row in a close contest to Georgia 81-78. This was one of the better games the Gamecocks have played as a team recently, but there is still a whole lot of room for improvement. The Gamecocks were able to hold the Bulldogs’ key players to limited scoring, it just wasn’t enough. Terry Roberts was held to a very quiet 10 points while shooting 4-12 from the field. Kario Oquendo had 16 points, but shot 3-9 from the field with 10 of the points coming from the free throw line....
Jan 28, 2023
Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Georgia

Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Georgia

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Will the losing streak continue? South Carolina vs. GeorgiaDate: Saturday, January 28thTime: 6:00 PMChannel: SECNWhere: Stegeman Coliseum - Athens, GA The Gamecocks are looking to snap their four game losing streak in the SEC when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. The Bulldogs have had a surprisingly improved season, holding a 13-7 record while being ranked 94th in KenPom’s latest advanced metric ratings. The Bulldogs are led by Terry Roberts, who leads the team in points per game, posting an impressive 15.6 points per game....
Jan 23, 2023
No. 1 South Carolina blows out Vanderbilt, 96-48

No. 1 South Carolina blows out Vanderbilt, 96-48

Pretty much what we expected Coming into this one, it was not a shocker to think a blowout was in the cards. The spread was 33 points in USC’s favor, and it featured the top squad in the nation going against a team still seeking its first win in conference play. That victory did not come tonight, and the blowout did in fact occur. Top-ranked South Carolina (19-0, 7-0) defeated the struggling Vanderbilt Commodores (9-11, 0-6) Thursday night in Nashville by the score of 96-48. The game was competitive for about a quarter, and Vanderbilt even had a 9-8 lead with 4:22 remaining...
Jan 18, 2023
Gamecock men fall to Ole Miss, 70-58

Gamecock men fall to Ole Miss, 70-58

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Are we even surprised this time? The Gamecocks drop another SEC bout to Ole Miss 70-58. This now drops South Carolina to 8-10 on the season and 1-4 in the SEC, just two spots from last place. This was a pretty hard game to watch, with neither team bringing their best whatsoever. Especially in the first half, with the score heading into halftime being 30-20 with both teams looking like have not touched a basketball in at least 9 months. Matthew Murrell was key for the Rebels, putting up a team high 23 points while also grabbing 9 rebounds....
Jan 17, 2023
Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Ole Miss

Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Ole Miss

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Desperately needed victory for a desperate team South Carolina vs. Ole MissDate: Tuesday, January 17thTime: 6:30 PMChannel: SECNWhere: Colonial Life Arena - Columbia, SC South Carolina is looking to bounce-back from one of the worst losses in program history against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Rebels currently match South Carolina sitting at 8-9, so the Gamecocks must take advantage. Ole Miss is currently ranked 90th in KenPom’s latest advanced metric ratings, which is the lowest of remaining opponents South Carolina has this year. This means...
Jan 16, 2023
No. 1 South Carolina cruises past Missouri, wins 81-50

No. 1 South Carolina cruises past Missouri, wins 81-50

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports How’s that for a little revenge! Last season, Missouri was the only team to beat the Gamecocks outside of tournament play. Sunday afternoon was the first matchup between these two squads since, and it’s safe to say things did not go as well for the Tigers. Top-ranked South Carolina (18-0, 6-0) avenged last year’s loss, defeating the Missouri Tigers (14-5, 3-3) by the score of 81-50. The Tigers did at least get off to a hot start, leading by as much as three in addition to hitting four three-point shots in the first quarter. Missouri...
Jan 15, 2023
Offseason Outlook: Quarterbacks

Offseason Outlook: Quarterbacks

Garry Smits/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY NETWORK Taking a position-by-position view of South Carolina’s roster. This offseason we will be breaking down the positions on the roster following the chaotic roster turnover after the 2022 season. Today, we will take a look at the quarterback room as it stands today going into the 2023 spring. *Rosters are subject to change at any point* Spencer Rattler: The Gamecocks got a huge boost to the 2023 roster when the most notable player on the 2022 squad opted to return to South Carolina instead of entering the NFL Draft. The...
Jan 14, 2023
Gamecock Men topped by Texas A&M 94-53

Gamecock Men topped by Texas A&M 94-53

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Back to normal, or worse? South Carolina takes their second straight home loss to Texas A&M 94-53. This is by far the worst game of the season for the Gamecocks, and this game only leaves fans with more questions about the direction of this team. The Aggies were firing on all cylinders, getting hot from the very beginning of the game. They had five total players hit double figures, including Wade Taylor IV, who put up 20 points while shooting an incredible 8-10 from the field, four of those makes being from beyond the arc. From the opening...
Jan 14, 2023
Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Texas A&M

Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Texas A&M

Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports Let’s keep the momentum rolling South Carolina vs. Texas A&MDate: Saturday, January 14thTime: 6:00 PMChannel: SECNWhere: Colonial Life Arena - Columbia, SC South Carolina is looking to keep their momentum from their victory against Kentucky rolling as they take on the Aggies of Texas A&M back home at Colonial Life Arena. This would be the 7th straight victory against the Aggies for the Gamecocks, last losing to them in the 2017-18 season. Texas A&M currently sits at 11-5, and ranked 63rd in KenPom’s latest advanced metric rankings....
Jan 13, 2023
No. 1 South Carolina pulls away in fourth quarter, tops Kentucky 95-66

No. 1 South Carolina pulls away in fourth quarter, tops Kentucky 95-66

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Gamecocks extend win streak to 23 despite slow start Kentucky may have come into Thursday night winless in SEC play, but they were able to go blow for blow with the defending champs… for three quarters. Top-ranked South Carolina (17-0, 5-0) defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (8-9, 0-5) in a competitive matchup that got out of hand late by the score of 95-66. Although this game may have looked like an ordinary conference affair on paper, there may have been a little extra motivation on USC’s side. Kentucky was the last team to take down the...
Jan 11, 2023
Gamecock men upset Kentucky in Lexington, 71-68

Gamecock men upset Kentucky in Lexington, 71-68

Matt Stone/The Louisville Courier Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK Did that just happen? The Gamecocks walk into Lexington and leave with the upset victory over Kentucky 71-68. This game was by far the best South Carolina has played all season, and is a great way to get the Gamecocks back on track for more SEC play ahead. This was such a fun (and scary) game to watch. From top to bottom, both teams going back and forth with neither willing to give an inch of space to the other provided us the best 40 minutes of Gamecock basketball we have seen this season. One of the main...
Jan 10, 2023
Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Kentucky

Men’s Basketball Preview: South Carolina vs. Kentucky

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Showdown in Lexington South Carolina vs. KentuckyDate: Tuesday, January 10thTime: 7:00 PMChannel: ESPN2Where: Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY South Carolina is heading to Lexington to try and take down their SEC East rivals, the Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky recently fell out of the top 25 in the AP Poll, but still remain ranked 25th in KenPom’s latest advanced metric ratings. Over the years, Kentucky has dominated the Gamecocks with an all time series record of 54-13 in favor of the Wildcats. The most recent win for South Carolina was in 2020,...