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  1. The wheels have fallen off. 59-39 Coastal, with 13:25 left to play.........
  2. Coastal Carolina leads 36-35 at the halftime break. The Gamecocks went on a big run towards the end of the half to tie the game 35-35, then a AJ WIlson foul at the final seconds gave Coastal free throws, and they make 1 of them to retake the slim lead.....
  3. It would be nice to have a LB with the name of "Stone". Would be even nicer if he hit like one too......
  4. Payne talks about Ford because that's the last kid that he's had, that got major program interest. I remember the deal about Poona Ford - Payne is NOT a "local" SC high school coach. He's from out of the state, and he actively guides his talent - when he gets it - to go out of the state for college. He has admitted in the past - particularly regarding the Poona Ford recruitment - that he discourages them staying in-state. Now, this may be different regarding Clemson after they rose up to national championship status, but back then he was doing that for Clemson too. So I typically just look past any in-state kids that hail from Hilton Head, as there wouldn't be much interest level regarding our program with any of them. But we'll see here.....
  5. And I'll just put this here until we get the thread for the 2022 season up and going: the future is only looking great for the Gamecock women's program: Women's soccer announces top 10 recruiting class South Carolina women's soccer head coach Shelley Smith announced the addition of 10 student-athletes to compete for the Gamecocks beginning with the 2022 season. The signing class was ranked in the top-10 by Top Drawer Soccer. https://247sports.com/college/south-carolina/Article/Gamecocks-womens-soccer-signing-class-2022-175043675/
  6. Gamecocks win 79-42. Boston with 29 pts on 13-13 shooting, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Amihere with 9 pts on 3-9 shooting (1-1 from the 3-pt. line - she's now 2-2 from there on the season), 1 block and 1 steal. Cardoso with 8 pts on 4-6 shooting, with 5 boards, and 1 block. Cooke also with 8 pts on 2-11 shooting - she had an off-night from behind the arc, shooting 0-6 there. Henderson had 7 pts on 3-4 shooting, and Wesolek had 6 pts on 3-4 shooting. Feagin finally missed her first field goal attempt - she actually missed two of them, and had 3 pts on 1-3 shooting plus a free throw, with 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Hall and Rivers also struggled tonight as the youngsters: Hall did hit on a 3-pointer and had 4 pts and 3 rebounds, but also had 4 turnovers and 2 fouls, and Rivers went scoreless on 0-5 shooting, with 4 fouls and 2 turnovers. She did have 4 rebounds and 3 assists...... Next game is Kansas St. this Friday. The next 4 are Kansas St., Maryland, Duke, and Stanford. So much for the respite.....
  7. Gamecocks out-score NC A&T 23-9 to extend their lead to 63-24 at the end of the 3rd period. Only Beal and Saxton in the game as starters for several minutes. Boston had a monster of a game with 29 pts on 13-13 shooting, and 14 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. I doubt she plays anymore tonight.....
  8. Once again, the Gamecocks start out a little bit slow in the 1st Qtr., then turn it all the way up to #11 on the volume knob in the 2nd Qtr. They've also had 1st halves that were a bit slow, then kicked it into gear after the halftime. But tonight they've decided to start in the 2nd period. The Gamecocks had 5 turnovers in the 1st Period, and a 6th in the first minute of the 2nd, but have had no more the rest of the way. The Gamecocks lead 40-15 at the halftime, after out-scoring A&T 24-5 in the 2nd period alone. Aliyah Boston was a machine for the Gamecocks, leading the way with 20 1st half points on 9-9 shooting, with 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal....
  9. Gamecocks Face Aggies Monday Night #1/1 SOUTH CAROLINA (7-0) VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T (0-5) NOVEMBER 29, 2021 | 7 P.M. ET | COLUMBIA, S.C. | COLONIAL LIFE ARENA (18,000) WATCH: SEC NETWORK | LISTEN: 107.5 THE GAME | LIVE STATS: STATBROADCAST GAMECOCK NOTABLES With the same starting five from last season's NCAA Final Four team, South Carolina's bench was a hot topic coming into the season. So far, the group has delivered, averaging 25.7 points, which accounts for 33.7 percent of the total offense, and 18.1 rebounds, which is 41.8 percent of the team total. The Gamecock offense has been incredibly efficient this season, ranking seventh in the nation with 49.6 percent field goal shooting. Three-point shooting has been exceptional as well with the team ranking 21st in the nation at 39.6 percent outside shooting. Six Gamecocks are shooting better than 50.0 percent from the field, including three starters – Aliyah Boston (.544), Brea Beal (.581) and Victaria Saxton (.571). Boston is third in the SEC and 54th in the nation in the category. Defense has long been the hallmark of the Dawn Staley-coached Gamecocks, and this season's team is on brand, allowing just 51.6 points per game with just one team eclipsing the 60-point mark. While South Carolina's offense picks up in the second half, it's the game-long defensive effort that truly takes effect in the second half. Opponents are shooting 32.2 percent in the second half compared to 36.9 percent in the first. Another marker of the Gamecocks' stamina is turnover margin which goes from -2.9 in the first half to +1.6 in the second. The Gamecocks lead the nation in rebounding margin (+17.6) thanks to great control of their defensive glass as they corral an SEC-best 75.6 percent of their opponents' missed shots. They are second in the league in offensive rebounding percentage (.465). Three of South Carolina's seven wins this season have come against ranked opponents, the most in the country. All of been against top-10 foes and all on the road or at a neutral site. BY THE NUMBERS 3 – South Carolina is one of three programs to play in at least three of the last six NCAA Final Fours. 17 – Junior Zia Cooke needs just 17 points to reach 1,000 in her career. 21.3 – The Gamecocks have come out of halftime on fire all season, averaging 21.3 points per third quarter – the highest mark of the game. NOTES The NC A&T Series South Carolina has won all three games of the series with NC A&T. Two of the three meetings have come in postseason play. The most recent matchup came in the 2018 NCAA Tournament when the Gamecocks posted a 63-52 win in the first-round game on March 16 in Colonial Life Arena en route to a spot in the Elite Eight. The other postseason game was in the first round of the 2008 WNIT, a 102-74 victory in Colonial Life Arena. Home Sweet Home The Gamecocks are 482-165 (.745) all-time in home games, including a 170-34 mark under head coach Dawn Staley. Her .833 winning percentage at home is second among the program's seven all-time head coaches (Pam Parsons (41-7) .854). Playing in its 19th season at Colonial Life Arena, South Carolina boasts a 233-67 (.777) record in the building, including three undefeated seasons since 2013-14. Staley's share of that record is 167-34 (.831). All-Everything Aliyah Boston From her career debut triple-double to becoming the only 2021 finalist for both the Naismith Trophy and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, junior Aliyah Boston has spent two seasons on the national stage. In her third campaign, she is poised to rise to the top step. Boston entered her third season as a two-time All-American and two-time Lisa Leslie Center Award winner. She averages a double-double for her career (13.2 ppg/10.1 rpg) while her 31 career double-doubles is second among active SEC players and ranks eighth in program history. In 31 career games against ranked opponents, her averages rise to 13.9 ppg and 11.4 rpg. Boston is USA Today's Preseason Player of the Year and a unanimous First-Team All-American. Dropping over 20 pounds since the start of her sophomore season, Boston was all about basketball this summer, helping the U.S. to gold at the FIBA AmeriCup and spending time training with NBA legend Tim Duncan. Glass Ceiling Since the start of the 2019-20 season, the Gamecocks have dominated on the glass, ranking among the NCAA's top five in rebounds per game and rebounding margin every season and sixth in offensive rebounds per game each of the last two full seasons. South Carolina has not been out-rebounded since the 2019-20 regular-season finale against Texas A&M (41 games). This season, South Carolina leads the nation with a +17.6 rebounding margin. The Gamecocks lead the SEC in rebounds allowed (25.9) and have secured 75.6 percent of an opponent's missed shots. Individually, Aliyah Boston leads the way with 7.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in the SEC. Four other Gamecocks average at least 4.0 rebounds, including junior guard Brea Beal, who is third on the team at 4.4. Block Party South Carolina annually ranks among the best shot blocking teams in the country and finished the 2020-21 season second in the nation with 7.0 blocks per game, including 7.6 in SEC play. This season is no different with South Carolina fourth in the country with 7.9 blocks per game., which ranks third in the SEC. Aliyah Boston's 2.3 blocks per game lead the way at 29th in the nation and third in the SEC. Sophomore Kamilla Cardoso – the leading shot blocker in the ACC last season – is ninth in the SEC at 1.6 blocks per game, and Victaria Saxton's 1.3 blocks per game are 13th.
  10. Will be interesting now that Shane's former boss is leaving Oklahoma to take over the Southern Cal job. How many of his staff will be leaving to go there with him? Beamer has some connections with that staff....
  11. Over-achieved. Six wins and a bowl bid, plus two games versus Kentucky and Missouri that we were in good position to win had our offense played better. A bowl win that would give us 7 wins were above what I expected before the season started. At least with the month of bowl prep, we give the additional practice time for our younger players to get them ready quicker for next season, plus Satterfield (if he coaches the team for the bowl) could use all the practice prep time he can get, so it's all good. A positive step in the right direction.....
  12. I agree - plus I don't think caliber of opponent in bowl games matter much unless it's the very top bowls, except to the fanbases. We all want our team to be good, so playing - and beating - good teams in good bowls is always preferable. But from the standpoint of program building - and lets be honest with ourselves, our program needs some serious building up, right now - the chance to finish Beamer's initial season with a winning record and a bowl win, after the past 2-3 seasons and pre-season projections - SHOULD do wonders for the staff's recruiting pitch. I say "should", because so many past coaching staffs have let solid recruiting pitches that could help the program lay on the ground by the wayside. But I think Shane is serious enough about his head-coaching future at this time, to not allow that to happen. But IF we can escape 2021 with a winning record and bowl win, Beamer will do something that Holtz, Spurrier, and Muschamp cannot say they did, and of course no other former head coach could, either.....
  13. Yep, not often opponents score as much against our defense. BYU's offense was just too good. Great season though considering the injuries the Gamecocks dealt with over the course of the season......
  14. Harris Pastides is the honorary coin flipper. South Carolina wins the toss - they will defer to the 2nd half......
  15. THE PALMETTO BOWL 2021 SOUTH CAROLINA VS CLEMSON Gamecock Fanatics Official Game Thread GAME DATE AND TIME: Saturday, Nov. 27th 7:30 P.M. LOCATION: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. VIDEO BROADCAST: AUDIO BROADCAST: 107.5 The Game LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Gamecocks Football team are hosts for the 2021 Palmetto Bowl this Saturday before a sold out Williams-Brice Stadium. South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC) battles for State's rights with Clemson (8-3, 6-2 ACC) kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. The game will be televised on the SEC Network. The Gamecocks are coming off of a thrilling 21-17 win over the Auburn Tigers. The Clemson Tigers come to Columbia off of a 48-27 win over Wake Forest. SEC Network has the television broadcast with Taylor Zarzour and Matt Stinchcomb in the booth and Alyssa Lang on the sidelines. Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Jamar Nesbit on the sidelines. SAY SO LONG TO THE SUPER SENIORS: The Gamecocks have nine players who are playing in their final game at Williams-Brice Stadium, as their eligibility will have expired after the 2021 season. Those nine are Spencer Eason-Riddle, Jabari Ellis, Jaylan Foster, Nick Muse, Carlins Platel, Zeb Noland, Damani Staley, Aaron Sterling and Parker White. CAROLINA VS. CLEMSON: This is the 118th meeting between these two Palmetto State schools in a rivalry that dates back to 1896. The teams met every year from 1909 - 2019, making the Carolina-Clemson series the second-longest running consecutively-played series in college football behind only Minnesota – Wisconsin before the series was interrupted a year ago due to COVID. The Tigers hold a 71-42-4 lead in the all-time series, including a 52-32-3 advantage in Columbia and a 19-10-1 mark in Clemson. Clemson has won the last six meetings after Carolina had won the previous five. BACK-TO-BACK IN COLUMBIA: Since the COVID pandemic cancelled last year's contest, which was originally scheduled to be played in Clemson, the two teams will play back-to-back games in Columbia. It's the first time that has occurred since 1958 and '59. In fact, every game played from 1896-1959 was played in Columbia most as part of the "Big Thursday" tradition with the game contested in late October in conjunction with the state fair. THE LAST TIME THEY MET: Trevor Lawrence threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 3 Clemson to its 27th-straight victory with a 38-3 win over South Carolina on Nov. 30, 2019. Travis Etienne ran for two scores as the Tigers posted their sixth-straight win over the Gamecocks. Clemson rolled up 527 yards of offense on 83 plays, while limiting Carolina to just 174 yards on 53 plays. THE LAST GAMECOCK WIN: No. 10/9 South Carolina forced a half-dozen Clemson turnovers, turning three of them into touchdowns, as the Gamecocks won for the fifth-straight time over the No. 6/4 Tigers, 31-17 in Columbia on Nov. 30, 2013. The game was deadlocked at 17 heading into the final period, but Mike Davis scored on a two-yard run to cap a drive that took over six minutes off the clock, then Brandon Wilds scored on a 26-yard pass from Pharoh Cooper to seal the win. Connor Shaw posted 246 yards of total offense, including 94 on the ground, while All-American Kelcy Quarles led the defense with 2.5 sacks. Skai Moore had a fumble recovery and an interception in the contest. UNRANKED: This is the first time the Gamecocks will be facing an unranked Clemson team since the 2010 season when 18th-ranked Carolina posted a 29-7 win over the unranked Tigers in Clemson. Since that time, the Tigers have been ranked 18th, 12th, 6th, 23rd, 1st, 4th, 4th, 2nd and 3rd entering the game, according to the Associated Press. The last time both squads came into this contest unranked was in 2008.
  16. OK, the bench did much, much better after the halftime....... Gamecocks out-score the Elon Phoenix 27-5 - mostly from their bench - and win over Elon 79-38 to improve to 7-0. At one point early in the 2nd half, both team's were tied 4-4 in bench scoring. At the end of the game, USC led in that category 31-9! Aliyah Boston led the way with 12 pts on 5-8 shooting, with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. Zia Cooke added 11 pts on 4-10 shooting, with 2 rebounds. Destanni Henderson scored 10 pts on 4-7 shooting, with 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Brea Beal scored 9 pts on 3-4 shooting, plus 2-3 from behind the arc, with 8 boards, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal. Victaria Saxton chipped in 6 pts on 2-3 shooting, with 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block to round out the starters' contributions. From the bench, Sania Feagin was the star: in just 7 minutes of play, she scored 9 pts on 4-4 shooting (1 pts from the FT line), with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 blocks. Kamilla Cardoso added 7 pts on 3-5 shooting, 5 boards, and 2 steals. Laeticia Amihere also scored 7 pts on 2-8 shooting, plus 1-1 from behind the arc for her only shot attempt from there thus far this season, 4 boards, and 2 blocks. Long range specialist Olivia Thompson added 3 pts on 1-1 from the 3-pt. line, Bree Hall had 2 pts from the FT line, Eniya Russell added 2 pts from the FT line, with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal, and Saniya Rivers scored 1 pt. from the charity stripe, with 2 blocks, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 1 steal.....
  17. Russell, Rivers, Cardoso, Amihere, and Feagin in the game. Rivers basically has only produced fouls in this game thus far. She has 3 fouls and 1 point from the FT line. Feagin quickly 2-2 in the game, and 1-1 from the FT line, with 5 pts and 2 rebounds in 3 minutes........
  18. Gamecocks 12-0 to open the 4th period, mostly from their bench, so things got fixed there. Cardoso, Amihere, and Feagin all in the game now.......
  19. Amihere hits a three!!! First made 3-pt shot since her freshman season!!
  20. Gamecocks lead 52-33 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Brea Beal with 9 pts on 3-4 shooting - 2-3 from the 3-pt. line - and 8 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal after 3 qtrs......
  21. Another 10-0 run for the Gamecocks (they opened the game 10-0) to extend the lead to 43-27 over Elon with 5:41 to play in the 3rd Qtr. Brea Beal 2-3 from behind the arc, and she has 8 pts and 5 rebounds. Elon is hurt with fouls - they have one starter with 4 fouls already, and while they are 0-0 from the foul line, the Gamecocks are 9-14.....
  22. Gamecocks lead 33-23 at the halftime break. Gamecocks jumped out to a 10-0 lead to open the game, and Elon has scored with us since then, 23-23. Gamecocks have 9 turnovers at the half - most of them in the period when the reserves came into the game. That's not good for them - not one single reserve stepped up after they came into the game, in a game where they should get ample playing time - but not if they aren't going to help the team. Boston leads the team with 10 pts on 4-5 shooting, with 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Cooke has 9 pts on 3-8 shooting, and Henderson has 7 pts on 3-5 shooting. Cooke, Henderson, and Beal each have a 3-pt shot in the 1st half: the team overall is 3-6 behind the arc. The rebounding wasn't a problem for the Gamecocks - they hold a 21-11 lead there, and also had 6 blocks and 5 steals in the half. But Boston, Cooke, and Henderson are a combined 10-18 on the game, and the rest of the team is 1-7, with the only make being Beal's 3-pt. make (she is 1 for 1). The turnovers are bad - at least we got Elon to tie us with 9 of their own. They got 4 of them in the final 5 minutes.....
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