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  1. No. 1 Gamecocks Ready For SEC Championship COLUMBIA, S.C. – The No. 1 University of South Carolina women's golf team starts its postseason at the SEC Championship set for April 14-18 at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. The Tournament The SEC Championship begins with three rounds of stroke play on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the teams finishing 1-8 moving into a match play tournament starting on Saturday. The quarterfinals of the match play tournament begin Saturday morning, and the semifinal will take place Saturday afternoon. The top two advancing teams will play for the SEC Championship on Sunday morning with the championship round set to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, airing live on the SEC Network. The Course The Legacy course at Greystone Golf & Country Club plays as a par-72 at 6,253 yards. Greystone has hosted the SEC Championship seven times, with it being played on the Legacy course every year since 2015. Last Time Out for Carolina South Carolina closed out the regular season with a win at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, giving Carolina a program record fourth win on the season. Senior Ana Pelaez led the way with a 2-under for the tournament, clinching her second runner-up finish in a row. Sophomore Pauline Roussin-Bouchard tied for third, using her final round 2-under 70 to boost the Gamecocks to victory. SEC Championship Lineup – Lineup can change when match play starts, these six traveled to the championship Ana Pelaez (Sr.) Made the cut at the Augusta National Women's Amateur, finishing 12th Took second at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a 2-under 214 score, her second consecutive runner-up finish Notched a new career best score with her 10-under 206 at the Valspar Augusta Invitational, tying for second and helping secure the team win Named to the latest ANNIKA Award Watch List on March 12 Rallied from a sluggish opening round at the Gamecock Intercollegiate to card a 1-under 71 in the second round and a 2-under 70 in the final round on her way to a sixth-place finish Made her season debut at the Moon Golf Invitational, tying for third with an 8-under 208, tying her career low for a 54-hole tournament Notched three top-3 finishes in European competition before returning to Columbia for the final half of her senior season Currently ranked No. 14 in the women's World Amateur Golf Ranking Earned All-America honors in 2020 and 2017 Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (So.) Tied for third at the Augusta National Women's Amateur, finishing one stroke back of the sudden death playoff Clinched her fourth top-5 finish of the season, taking third, at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, shooting a 2-under 70 in the final round to help clinch the team's fourth win of the season Earned co-SEC Golfer of the Week on March 24 Won her third tournament of the season, and fourth of her career, shooting a program record 15-under 201 at the Valspar August Invitational on March 13-14 Named to the latest ANNIKA Award Watch List on March 12 Selected as SEC Golfer of the Week on Feb. 17 Currently ranked No. 3 in the women's World Amateur Golf Ranking Has nine top-10 finishes so far as a Gamecock Earned WGCA and Golfweek First Team All-America honors as a freshman Lois Kaye Go (Sr.) Named SEC Golfer of the Week on March 10 Notched her best finish as a Gamecock by taking second at the Gamecock Intercollegiate with a 4-under 212 after carding back-to-back 3-under 69 scores in the first two rounds Holds lowest career scoring average in program history (72.59) Helped the Gamecocks secure the win at the Moon Golf Invitational with a 2-under 70 in the first round and an even par 72 in the final round Earned All-America honors each of the last three seasons Mathilde Claisse (So.) Bounced back after a rough opening round at the Moon Golf Invitational to shoot a 2-under 70 in the second round and a 1-under 71 in the final round to help clinch the victory Won both of her match play matchups at the East Lake Cup Played in every tournament for the Gamecocks as a freshman in 2019-20 Notched the fifth-lowest freshman scoring average in program history (73.88) Paula Kirner (Fr.) Competed in the 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur Continued to show improvement, finishing with a 1-under 215 at the Valspar Augusta Invitational, her best score and finish (T17) as a Gamecock Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 10 Had her best tournament so far, shooting and opening round 70 and finishing with an even par 72 to earn a 20th place finish at the Gamecock Intercollegiate Played in all three tournaments for the Gamecocks in the fall Notched her then best round as a Gamecock with her 1-under 71 in the opening round at The Ally back in October Pimnipa Panthong (Sr.) Competed in the 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur Recovered from a stumble in the opening round at the Moon Golf Invitational to go 1-under in the second round and even par in the final round, helping to earn the team win Finished third at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational to open the season Currently ranked No. 68 in the women's World Amateur Golf Ranking Three-time All-American and Two-time MAC Player of the Year at Kent State Follow the Action Live Scoring can be found HERE, and coverage will be on our Twitter and Instagram channels as well. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/4/13/womens-golf-no-1-gamecocks-ready-for-sec-championship.aspx
  2. 2021 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC #2 Seed SOUTH CAROLINA (21-4, 14-2) vs #4 Seed GEORGIA (20-5, 10-5) SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP #7/7 SOUTH CAROLINA (21-4, 14-2) VS. #16/21 GEORGIA (20-5, 10-5) 2:00 P.M. | GREENVILLE, S.C. | BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA Bon Secours Wellness Arena No Bag Policy | South Carolina Game Notes (PDF) | WATCH: ESPN2 | LISTEN: 107.5 The Game | LISTEN ONLINE STREAM: 107.5 The Game | Live Stats GREENVILLE, SC -- The #7/7 South Carolina Gamecocks have returned to a game that has become quite familiar to them: the Championship Game of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Tournament. They will face off against the #16/21 Georgia Bulldogs (20-5, 10-5) in today's game which tips off at 2:00 PM, and is televised on ESPN2. Today's game will be the sixth championship game appearance in the last seven years for the Gamecocks. They are 5-0 in the previous games, including a SEC record four consecutive championship titles from 2015 through 2018. The Gamecocks reached the Final by defeating #3 Seed Tennessee 67-52 Saturday night, as Zia Cooke scored 17 points and Aliyah Boston had 15 points and 11 rebounds, to lead the way. Georgia advanced by upsetting the #1 seeded Texas A&M 74-68 in their semifinal game Saturday. THE BIG PICTURE Tennessee: The Lady Vols used to own this event, winning 17 times between 1980 and 2014. Now, their run of missing the finals has grown to six straight years. Tennessee will have some work ahead to prepare for what they hope is a deep NCAA Tournament run. South Carolina: While the Gamecocks have a 13-game win streak over Georgia, the Bulldogs are showing patience, versatility and their own ability to regroup quickly as they did to defeat Texas A&M. GAMECHANGER Trailing 11-10 at the 4:38 point of the first quarter, sophomore Aliyah Boston drained a three to jumpstart a 19-2 run over the final 4:18 of the quarter that put the Garnet and Black in front for good. Senior LeLe Grissett accounted for four points in the run, while sophomore Zia Cooke scored the final six points of the quarter herself. KEY STAT The Gamecocks won the turnover battle on Saturday, 18-13, and capitalized on those to the tune of 19 points, eclipsing the six points off turnovers tallied by the Lady Vols. NOTABLES South Carolina continued its season long streak of not being outrebounded, this time holding a 44-33 edge over the Lady Vols, who tied the Gamecocks in rebounds in the regular-season meeting. Tonight's game was the 17th this season in which Carolina held a double-digit rebounding advantage. Sophomore Zia Cooke dropped eight of her team-high 17 points in the first quarter, including the last six points of the quarter to cap off Carolina's 19-2 quarter closing run. Cooke has cracked double figures in four straight SEC Tournament games dating back to last season's semifinal against Arkansas. Sophomore Aliyah Boston hit her offensive groove early with eight points in the first quarter and secured her 14th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds in addition to her three assists and two blocks. Boston has notched a double-double in three of her five career SEC Tournament games. Junior Destanni Henderson did most of her damage in the second quarter, with her first three pushing Carolina's lead to 19, and her second three slamming the breaks on a 7-0 Tennessee run. Henderson finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
  3. 2021 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC #2 Seed SOUTH CAROLINA (20-4, 14-2) vs #3 Seed TENNESSEE (16-9, 9-4) SEC TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS #7/7 SOUTH CAROLINA (20-4, 14-2) VS. #14/16 TENNESSEE (16-9, 9-4 SEC) 6:30 P.M. | GREENVILLE, S.C. | BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA Bon Secours Wellness Arena No Bag Policy | South Carolina Game Notes (PDF) | WATCH: ESPNU | LISTEN: 107.5 The Game | LISTEN ONLINE STREAM: 107.5 The Game | Live Stats GAMECOCKS IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT The Gamecocks are 24-24 all-time in SEC Tournament action, including a 21-7 mark under head coach Dawn Staley. The 2020 SEC Tournament champion, South Carolina has won five of the last six tournament titles and is the only team in league history to win four consecutive titles at the event (2015-18). Under Staley, the Gamecocks are 5-2 in SEC Tournament semifinal games. South Carolina is 7-2 in SEC Tournament games played in Greenville and won two of their five titles in Bon Secours Wellness Arena (2017, 2020). The Gamecocks are 4-2 all-time when playing the tournament as the No. 2 seed, including three wins en route to the 2018 title. They were also seeded second in 2002 and 2019. South Carolina is 2-3 against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament, but the Gamecocks have won the last two meetings at the event – 2015 Championship Game (62-46), 2018 Quarterfinals (73-62). GAMECOCK NOTABLES While the Lady Vols claimed the regular-season meeting between the two teams, South Carolina has won three of the last four outings against Tennessee and each of the last two SEC Tournament matchups. Friday night against Alabama, South Carolina turned nine offensive rebounds into 16 second-chance points. On the season, the Gamecocks, who rank fifth in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (16.7), average 1.03 points per offensive rebound while limiting opponents to just .83 points per offensive rebound. The Gamecocks' ball movement Friday night helped their field goal percentage skyrocket. South Carolina shot 48.4 percent from the field with 14 assists, their highest numbers in both areas since shooting 49.2 percent with 15 assists at Auburn on Feb. 4. Junior point guard Destanni Henderson continues to thrive in the SEC Tournament, following up her 2020 All-Tournament selection with 18 points and five assists Friday night. Over the last two tournament, Henderson is averaging 14.3 point and 4.8 assists, shooting 54.8 percent (23-40) from the field Aliyah Boston's rebounding dominance in the SEC Tournament as she is pulling in 11.8 rebounds per career game at the event, in addition to shooting 52.9 percent from the field (18-34). Boston has two double-doubles in four career SEC Tournament games. Sophomore guard Zia Cooke has a team-high five 20-point games this season, including in two of her last four outings to average 18.9 points in that stretch. Her game-high 22 points against Alabama Friday night marked her first 20-point game in an SEC Tournament. In just her sophomore season, Aliyah Boston already ranks 10th on the SEC active career rebounding list (592) and fourth on the blocks list (154). Her block total ranks sixth in Gamecock history, and her 68 blocks this season are eight in the program's single-season record book. Boston's 26 career double-doubles are 10th in school history, and with 16 of them coming in SEC regular-season play, she is third in program history, trailing just Alaina Coates (27) and A'ja Wilson (21). Destanni Henderson's three 3-pointers Friday night against Alabama was her fifth such game this season and her second 3-of-3 outside shooting night of 2020-21. She is the team's most accurate 3-point shooter at 44.3 percent. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/3/6/womens-basketball-sec-tournament-semifinal-saturday-vs-tennessee.aspx
  4. This will be the catch-all thread for the 2021 Women's Basketball Southeastern Conference Tournament. Only Gamecock games will get their dedicated game threads - all other SECT games and relevant news will get updated in this thread, if possible. Hopefully it's a full and long-standing thread, right up to the South Carolina Gamecocks winning their 6th SECT Championship in 7 seasons! The SEC Office has finalized the bracket for the 2021 Conference Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC: The Gamecocks will have some challenges: we beat Alabama twice this season by 17 pts and then by 24 pts. That should not be a problem. Missouri was a 15-pt. win and also shouldn't be a big issue. So the 1st RD for us - the Quarterfinals Friday - should be fine. The Semifinals Saturday will be where the challenges arrive. The #11 Seed Mississippi Rebels lost to USC recently by 25 pts and looked bad doing it. It was their 3rd SEC loss in a row that included a 10-pt. loss to Arkansas in Fayettville. They looked like they were collapsing, then they upset #19 ranked Kentucky Sunday in Lexington! But then, they had already beat UK earlier in the season, and I think were able to out-match the Wildcats on the boards like we tend to do, and UK's top rebounder is Rhyne Howard, and she's also their top scorer and when she peters out late in games, the entire team seems to peter out as well. I still think #6 Seed Arkansas will be too much offensive firepower for the Rebels, even though the Razorbacks' defense is by design not strong. The Razorbacks have had one of the better seasons in 2020-21 they've had in recent years, while though Ole Miss has improved over last season, they've still struggled going 10-10 on their season. So I expect to see Arkansas face the Vols in the Quarterfinals. For our own Quarterfinal, as I stated above I think that we should be fine against either #10 Seed Missouri or #7 Seed Alabama if the team comes ready to play. I think we should expect to see the Vols in our semifinal game. TENNESSEE: of course that's a loss that still stings. It ended a program-record regular-season SEC win streak. After moving out to a 12-pt halftime lead, Tennessee jumped on the Gamecocks in the 3rd Period and played like the team with the most energy and the most desire. The Gamecocks played like they were just dog-tired - especially in the late stages of the game - and shot 10-33 (30.3%) after halftime. On the other side of the bracket, the biggest contenders are of course #1 Seed Texas A&M and #4 Georgia. I don't think either Auburn or Florida will put up much of a protest, and Kentucky looks like they want the season to end already, although they have beaten UGA earlier. I think UGA has more to play for than UK seems to, and should win this game. Texas A&M: the Aggies only have 1 loss on the season, and that was to LSU. That seemed to have been a wake-up call for the Aggies, who have steam-rolled the rest of the season to the SEC title. Miss State must feel it is decades removed from their successes under Vic Schaefer, and sadly Nikki McCray-Penson's first season as Bulldog head coach has been pretty rough. They ended their regular-season losing to Missouri by 20 pts in Starkville. I can't believe this team will enter the tournament with much fire. BUT the last game that Miss State DID win, they won over LSU. So again, who knows? Does LSU want to see Texas A&M again?? I bet the Aggies sure want to see THEM again. I feel the Aggies' road to the Championship Game is the smoother one between them and USC. The Gamecocks will have to find some resolve they haven't shown a lot of during the season, to get back to their 6th SECT Championship Game in the last 7 seasons. Their losses to Tennessee and the Aggies were by 8 points each: certainly they have the talent to win this whole thing. They just have to want to win it more than the other teams.....
  5. 2021 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC #7 Seed ALABAMA (16-8, 8-8) vs #2 Seed SOUTH CAROLINA (19-4, 14-2) SEC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS #7/7 SOUTH CAROLINA (19-4, 14-2) VS. ALABAMA (16-8, 8-8 SEC) 6 P.M. | GREENVILLE, S.C. | BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA Bon Secours Wellness Arena No Bag Policy |South Carolina Game Notes (PDF) | WATCH: SEC Network | LISTEN: 107.5 The Game | Live Stats | Staley Media Availability GAMECOCKS IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT The Gamecocks are 23-24 all-time in SEC Tournament action, including a 20-7 mark under head coach Dawn Staley. The 2020 SEC Tournament champion, South Carolina has won five of the last six tournament titles and is the only team in league history to win four consecutive titles at the event (2015-18). Under Staley, the Gamecocks are 7-2 in SEC Tournament quarterfinal games. South Carolina is 6-2 in SEC Tournament games played in Greenville and won two of their five titles in Bon Secours Wellness Arena (2017, 2020). The Gamecocks are 3-2 all-time when playing the tournament as the No. 2 seed with all three wins coming en route to the 2018 title. They were also seeded second in 2002 and 2019. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/3/4/womens-basketball-no-7-gamecocks-open-sec-tournament-play-friday.aspx
  6. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference announced its 2021 women's basketball postseason awards Tuesday. Kentucky's Rhyne Howard was named Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. She was named Freshman of the Year in 2019. Ole Miss' Madison Scott was named Freshmen of the Year. Georgia's Que Morrison, and Aliyah Boston from South Carolina were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year. The 6th Woman of the Year award went to Texas A&M's Destiny Pitts while Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors went to her Aggie teammate Ciera Johnson. Georgia's Joni Taylor was named Coach of the Year. This is Taylor's first SEC Coach of the Year honor. First-team and second-team All-SEC honorees, All-Freshman team, All-Defensive team, along with Player, Coach and Freshman, Defensive Player, 6th Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year were chosen by the league's 14 coaches. The complete 2021 SEC Women's Basketball Postseason Awards follow. First Team All-SEC Jasmine Walker, Alabama Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas Rhyne Howard, Kentucky Khayla Pointer, LSU Shakira Austin, Ole Miss Aliyah Boston, South Carolina Zia Cooke, South Carolina Rennia Davis, Tennessee N'dea Jones, Texas A&M Second Team All-SEC Jordan Lewis, Alabama Unique Thompson, Auburn Destiny Slocum, Arkansas Lavender Briggs, Florida Jenna Staiti, Georgia Aijha Blackwell, Missouri Rae Burrell, Tennessee Aaliyah Wilson, Texas A&M All-Freshman Romi Levy, Auburn Jordyn Merritt, Florida Sarah Ashlee Barker, Georgia Snudda Collins, Ole Miss Madison Scott, Ole Miss Madison Hayes, Mississippi State Mama Dembele, Missouri Marta Suárez, Tennessee All-Defensive Que Morrison, Georgia Khayla Pointer, LSU Chasity Patterson, Kentucky Aliyah Boston, South Carolina Tamari Key, Tennessee Player of the Year - Rhyne Howard, Kentucky Freshman of the Year - Madison Scott, Ole Miss Co-Defensive Players of the Year - Que Morrison, Georgia & Aliyah Boston, South Carolina 6th Woman of the Year - Destiny Pitts, Texas A&M Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M Coach of the Year - Joni Taylor, Georgia https://www.secsports.com/article/30989588/sec-announces-2021-women-basketball-postseason-awards
  7. Steele is pushing hard and part of his pitch, apparently, is to bring Mike Bobo in from South Carolina as his OC.
  8. Bowl game with SEC tie-in canceled for 2020 12/02/2020 The Las Vegas Bowl was set to feature an SEC team for the first time this year. Unfortunately, the 2020 game has officially been canceled, ESPN Events announced Wednesday. “Unfortunately we will have to wait another year to present the Las Vegas Bowl in its new home,” John Saccenti, Las Vegas Bowl executive director, said in the announcement. “This was a difficult decision but the right one considering that our game was founded nearly three decades ago to help drive tourism to the Entertainment Capital of the World during the month of December. We are looking forward to making our bowl week bigger and better than ever in 2021.” December’s game was slated to be the first bowl game played in Allegiant Stadium, the new stadium near the Las Vegas Strip and home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. The 2020 game was slated to feature a new matchup between the Pac-12 Conference and Southeastern Conference, as part of a rotating cycle that also includes the Big Ten Conference.
  9. The 2020 Women's Soccer season is underway. Last season, the Gamecocks were picked to finish 2nd in the conference behind the Texas A&M Aggies. They would complete the conference schedule undefeated at 7-0-3, but fail to win the regular season title on points, and enter the SEC Tournament as the #3 Seed. But they would go on to win the SEC Tournament for the 2nd time in program history, defeating the #1 Seed Arkansas Razorbacks 1-0 in the Championship match, and ride the momentum to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals for the 3rd time in 4 seasons. This season, seven starters return, and the Gamecocks were picked to finish 2nd again, this time behind Arkansas. Coming into yesterday (Friday October 16th), the 15th-ranked Gamecocks were the top SEC East Division team in the COVID-19-shortened season of just conference opponents, at 3-1-0 (3-1-0), and the 3rd-ranked Razorbacks the top SEC West Division team at 4-0-0 (4-0-0). The Gamecocks traveled to Fayetteville to take on the Razorbacks in a critical regular-season contest. The Gamecocks won 2-1!! https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2020/10/16/womens-soccer-no-15-gamecocks-stun-no-3-arkansas-on-the-road.aspx The Gamecocks next play Sunday the 25th, as they host 1-1-1 (1-1-1) Florida at Stone Stadium at 2 PM....
  10. SEC cancels the rest of spring sports because of coronavirus outbreak March 17, 2020 Four University of South Carolina athletic teams still had games scheduled after the SEC’s April 15 deadline following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Now none of those teams even had the glimmer of hope they might finish things out. The SEC officially ended all spring sports seasons in response to the rapidly spreading worldwide pandemic. There had been some small hope teams could reconvene later in the year despite NCAA spring championships having already been canceled. The tweet read: “The @SEC has announced all regular season conference and non-conference competitions are cancelled for remainder of the 2019-20 athletic year, including all Spring FB Games and remaining SEC championship events, due to continuing developments related to the coronavirus.” Only Gamecocks baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track had regular season events past the deadline. “This is a difficult day for all of us, and I am especially disappointed for our student-athletes,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement. “The health and well-being of our entire conference community is an ongoing priority for the SEC as we continue to monitor developments and information about the COVID-19 virus.”
  11. #1 South Carolina (31-1, 16-0) vs #9 Mississippi State (27-5, 13-3) 2020 SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2:00 PM | GREENVILLE, S.C. | BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA WATCH: ESPN2 | LISTEN: 107.5 The Game | Live Stats Greenville SC - The #1-ranked and #1 Seed South Carolina Women Basketball Team advanced to their 5th Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game in 6 seasons with a hard-won 90-64 victory over #25th-ranked and #5 Seed Arkansas Saturday in the Semifinal Round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. The Gamecocks will now face #2 Seed and nationally 9th ranked Mississippi State Sunday for the tournament title set to tip off at 2:00 PM. The game will be televised on ESPN2, and will be broadcast on 107.5 The Game FM. MATCH-UP HISTORY (MISSISSIPPI STATE) South Carolina maintains a tight 22-19 all-time advantage over Mississippi State, and is 13-6 during the Dawn Staley era. Both teams have met five times in the SEC Tournament with the Gamecocks holding the slight edge of 3-2 versus the Bulldogs, winning all 3 games consecutively from 2015-16 through the 2017-18 seasons. Mississippi State will be appearing in its 5th consecutive SEC Tournament Finals, having won the title last season against then-#10 Seed Arkansas. South Carolina fell in the quarterfinals last season to Arkansas. PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS South Carolina PG Ty Harris (SR) - 12.1 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.5 rpg CG Zia Cooke (FR) - 12.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.9 apg W Brea Beal (FR) - 6.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg F Kiki Herbert-Harrigan (SR) - 13.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.7 bpg P Aliyah Boston (FR) - 12.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.5 bpg Mississippi State PG Myah Taylor (SO) - 5.8 ppg, 4.7 apg, 2.0 spg CG Jordan Danberry (SR) - 12.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.3 apg F Chloe Bibby (JR) - 7.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.8 apg F Rickea Jackson (FR) - 15.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg P Jessika Carter (SO) - 13.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.8 bpg
  12. #1/1 South Carolina Gamecocks (30-1) vs #25/26 Arkansas Razorbacks (24-7) SEC TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS 5:00 PM | GREENVILLE, S.C. | BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA South Carolina Game Notes (PDF) | WATCH: SEC Network | LISTEN: 107.5 The Game | Live Stats Greenville SC - The #1-ranked South Carolina Women Basketball Team advanced to the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a resounding 89-56 victory over #9 Seed Georgia on Friday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. The #1 Seeded Gamecocks will now face #5 Seed Arkansas in the first game played on Saturday at 5:00 PM. The 25th-ranked Razorbacks survived a tough 67-66 win over #5 Seed Texas A&M by hitting two free throws with 8 seconds remaining in the game, and then blocking the Aggies' final shot attempt. In South Carolina's quarterfinal win, the Gamecocks (30-1) reached the 30-win mark for fourth time in the past six seasons and beat the ninth-seeded Bulldogs (17-14) for the 12th straight game. Kiki Herbert Harrigan and Ty Harris, the last players left from the 2017 national champions, led the way. The senior duo combined for six of the Gamecocks' first 10 points and kept pushing the tempo after the team had opened a double-digit lead. Harris hit a 3-pointer to cap a 13-3 run that made it 45-28. MATCH-UP HISTORY (ARKANSAS) South Carolina is 20-18 all-time against Arkansas, having swept the Razorbacks in their two regular-season match-ups this season to break the all-time tie. They are 12-4 versus the Razorbacks in the Dawn Staley era. In the SEC Tournament the Gamecocks are 1-2 versus the Razorbacks, including their last meeting in Greenville, SC last season, when the then #10 Seed Arkansas upset the #2 Seed Gamecocks 95-89 in the quarterfinals behind 31 points from Chelsea Dungee and 18 points from Alexis Tolefree. Kiki Herbert-Harrigan led the Gamecocks with 27 pts and Ty Harris added 24 pts. The loss ended a 12-game SEC Tournament win streak for South Carolina that included 4 straight tournament titles.
  13. The bracket for the 2020 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament is set. The Tournament kicks off Wednesday March 4th at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC as 12th Seed Vanderbilt faces #13 Seed Auburn at 11:00 AM. Later Wednesday at 1:00 PM #11 Seed Missouri takes on #14 Seed Mississippi. #1 Seed South Carolina won't play their first game of the tournament until Friday at 12:00 PM. They face the winner between #8 Seed Alabama and #9 Georgia, who play Thursday at 12:00 PM. Other top 4 seeds are #2 Mississippi State, #3 Kentucky, and #4 Texas A&M. The Bracket order is as follows below:
  14. SEC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS NOON | GREENVILLE, S.C. | BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA The #1-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks women basketball make their debut in the 2020 SEC Tournament Friday at 12:00 PM. The Gamecocks are the #1 Seeds, and appear in their first game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC after a double bye to the quarterfinals. They face the #9 Seed Georgia Bulldogs, who advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating #8 Seed Alabama 68-61 Thursday. South Carolina Game Notes (PDF) | WATCH: SEC Network | LISTEN: 107.5 The Game | Live Stats GAMECOCKS IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT The Gamecocks are 20-24 all-time in SEC Tournament action, and South Carolina is the only team in league history to win four consecutive tournament titles (2015-2018). This is the fourth time South Carolina has earned the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament (2014-2017). Under head coach Dawn Staley, the Gamecocks are 6-2 in SEC Tournament quarterfinals. South Carolina is 3-2 in the SEC Tournament games played in Greenville with all three wins coming en route to the 2017 tournament title. GAMECOCK NOTABLES South Carolina has posted two of the four 16-0 SEC seasons in league history – 2016, 2020. The 2020 SEC Regular-Season Championship is the Gamecocks' fifth in the last seven seasons and second in the four-year careers of seniors Tyasha Harris and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan. The 2020 SEC coaches' awards were littered with Gamecocks, headlined by Aliyah Boston as the Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year and Dawn Staley as the SEC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in her 12-year career at South Carolina. Boston and Tyasha Harris were on the All-SEC First Team, and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan picked up All-SEC Second-Team recognition. Zia Cooke joined Boston on the All-Freshman Team. Starting three freshmen throughout the season, South Carolina has dominated the 10th-toughest schedule in the country, recording more wins over top-50 RPI teams (14) and top-25 RPI opponents (8) than any other team. The Gamecocks' 11 wins over AP Top-25 opponents leads the nation by two and includes four wins over top-10 teams. The SEC's top defensive team, allowing just 55.7 points per game overall (19th in the nation) and 58.3 points per SEC game, had just one entry on the SEC All-Defensive Team in Aliyah Boston. The Gamecocks have held their opponent under 60 points 21 times this season, including 10 SEC games and six games against nationally ranked opponents. The last five games have seen the most veteran Gamecocks surging with Mikiah Herbert Harrigan leading the team with 13.8 points per game on 51.1 percent shooting and 2.0 blocks per game in that stretch. Tyasha Harris moves up to third in scoring over the last five wins at 11.4 points per game while averaging 6.2 assists. Junior LeLe Grissett has surged off the bench as well, adding 8.4 points per game on 73.9 percent (17-of-23) shooting. The three Naismith award semifinalists were announced this week, all with South Carolina entries. Aliyah Boston and Tyasha Harris are among the 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy. Boston is on the Defensive Player of the Year list, and Staley is in the running for Coach of the year. Freshman Aliyah Boston has put together one of the best freshman seasons in Gamecock history, closely mirroring the immediate impact of Alaina Coates. Boston joined Coates as the only SEC Freshman of the Year winners in league history to also earn another of the league's highest individual honors as she added Defensive Player of the Year honors. Boston has broken Coates' South Carolina freshman records for blocked shots (79), double-doubles (12) and double-doubles vs. SEC (7) in a season and claimed Aleighsa Welch's freshman season offensive rebounds record (109). She is out-scoring Coates (12.9-12.3) on better shooting (.614-.612) and averages more rebounds (10.2-8.5) and blocked shots (2.3-2.3). BY THE NUMBERS 26.5 South Carolina's bench averaged 26.5 points in SEC play, accounting for 31.9 percent of the Gamecocks' 83.1 points per game. 30.1 Between her scoring (12.0 ppg) and points scored off her assists (12.6 ppg), Tyasha Harris has her hands only 30.1 percent of the Gamecocks' 81.7 ppg. 43.5 South Carolina is second in the country with a 43.5 percent offensive rebounding rate, which it has turned into 15.9 second-chance points per game. 67.4 With 41.6 points in the paint pr game, 67.4 percent of the Gamecocks' made field goals have come in the lane. 81.7 Scoring 81.7 points per game, this season's team in on pace to break the program record for scoring average (80.2 ppg in 1988-89). 138 Dawn Staley's 138 SEC regular-season victories ranks sixth among all-time SEC coaches.
  15. The Southeastern Conference Announced their Women's Basketball season's awards for the 2019-2020 season, as follows: Player of the Year: Rhyne Howard (Kentucky) Freshman of the Year: Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) Defensive Player of the Year: Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) 6th Woman of the Year: Chasity Patterson (Kentucky) Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jordan Lewis (Alabama) Coach of the Year: Dawn Staley (South Carolina) First Team All-SEC: Alexis Tolefree (Arkansas) Unique Thompson (Auburn) Rhyne Howard (Kentucky) Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) Tyasha Harris (South Carolina) Rennia Davis (Tennessee) Chennedy Carter (Texas A&M) N'dea Jones (Texas A&M) Second Team All-SEC: Jasmine Walker (Alabama) Chelsea Dungee (Arkansas) Ayana Mitchell (LSU) Khayla Pointer (LSU) Jessika Carter (Mississippi State) Jordan Danberry (Mississippi State) Rickea Jackson (Mississippi State) Mikia Herbert-Harrigan (South Carolina) All Freshman Team: Lavender Briggs (Florida) Rickea Jackson (Mississippi State) Aijha Blackwell (Missouri) Hayley Frank (Missouri) Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) Zia Cooke (South Carolina) Jordan Horston (Tennessee) Koi Love (Vanderbilt) All Defensive: Que Morrison (Georgia) Rhyne Howard (Kentucky) Faustine Aifuwa (LSU) Jordan Danberry (Mississippi State) Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) Jordyn Cambridge (Vanderbilt) Great Job on a fantastic season, ladies!!!
  16. Mike Leach only issues with him is that his teams have no Defense. Excellent offensive mind but if he could get a defense. SEC you have to have defense. Will be interesting to see how his tenure plays out in the SEC. Mike Leach leaves Washington State for Mississippi State
  17. Jake Fromm has announced his plans to forgo his senior season at UGA and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Also More news: Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays has entered the transfer portal. That's a shocker, to be honest. Mays was set to be the starting left tackle as a junior in 2020 and NFL prospect for the 2021 draft.
  18. Newest football staffs in the SEC, who came out on top? Missouri, Ole Miss or Arkansas? To me: Missouri hiring of HC Eli Drinkwitz from App State. HC Sam Pittman his top hires of Barry Odom as DC and nice gap Getting Kendal Briles as his OC. Ole Miss new HC Lane Kiffin. He hasn't made any splash hires yet.
  19. Gamecocks and the rest of the SEC looking for a new home Network wise
  20. 2. Luke Doty (South Carolina) National QB Rank: No. 4 (No. 65 overall) What You Need to Know: Doty chose the Gamecocks more than a year ago. An in-state recruit, Doty is a capable drop-back passer, but also has the speed to wreak havoc on a defense. He’s bonding well with new USC coordinator Mike Bobo and could have an excellent battle with Ryan Hilinksi next fall. (VIEW FULL ARTICLE) Good read enjoy!!
  21. Pickens and Robinson Named to Coaches' All-SEC Freshman Team 12/12/2019 | Football |GCF Staff Report University of South Carolina football standouts Zacch Pickens and Jammie Robinson were named to the 2019 SEC Coaches All-Freshman Team, the Southeastern Conference office announced today. (VIEW ARTICLE)
  22. Football 12/10/2019 | GCF Staff Report Kinlaw and Edwards Named to Coaches' All-SEC Team Kinlaw Earns First Team Honors; Edwards Named to Second Team University of South Carolina senior defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw was named first team All-SEC by the league's 14 coaches, while senior wide receiver Bryan Edwards was a second-team selection, the Southeastern Conference office announced today. (VIEW ARTICLE)
  23. Obviously, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher has a massive buyout, coming in at over $68 million. Here’s where the other SEC coaches stand in terms of their buyout figures: Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M — $68,125,000 Nick Saban, Alabama — $33,600,000 Gus Malzahn, Auburn — $32,143,750 Kirby Smart, Georgia — $27,917,500 Will Muschamp, South Carolina — $18,650,000 Mark Stoops, Kentucky — $15,625,000 Chad Morris, Arkansas — $12,500,000 Dan Mullen, Florida — $12,000,000 Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee — $11,780,000 Ed Orgeron, LSU — $5,291,667 Barry Odom, Mizzou — $1,912,500 Matt Luke, Ole Miss — $0 Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State — $0 Derek Mason, Vanderbilt — Unknown
  24. South Carolina projects to be an underdog the rest of the season, and that started Sunday. The Gamecocks are 10-point underdogs to Texas A&M as they head to College Station to wrap SEC play. The over/under is 50 1/2 points. South Carolina has never won in the five years they’ve been permanent cross-division Rivals. USC (4-6) is coming off an upset loss to App. State and is 5-5 against the spread. The Aggies are coming off a bye and 5-4 ATS.

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