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2017 Schedule
25-10, 3rd in SEC
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South Carolina's stout defense prepares for UF (1:47)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

What is Florida expecting in its matchup with South Carolina? "A battle," Chris Chiozza said. Coach Mike White tells me it'll be a defensive war. The teams know each other well, having split two games in conference play this year.

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NCAA tournament championship probability

What are the chances of a team getting to the Final Four? Or winning the tournament? We show the impact of each game, updated throughout the night.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Turning into the SEC's best NCAA tournament in years. Three Elite Eight teams and at least one Final Four slot guaranteed. What would the odds have been for an all-SEC regional final in New York?!?

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Gamecocks 'imposed their will' on Baylor (1:33)
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Martin has 'unbelievable respect' for his players (1:24)
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Thornwell: 'Hard work pays off' (1:47)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Think winning a blowout game to take your team to the Elite Eight warrants a rest? Not for South Carolina coach Frank Martin. He's in media row scouting the Gamecocks' next opponent -- either Wisconsin or Florida.

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Martin credits fans in NCAA Tournament success (1:30)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Martin is done with his press conference, but still addressing media. Literally 10 feet away, Florida players were leaving their locker room for starting lineups.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

I asked Frank Martin how much easier it is to teach defense to blue collar kids like he has. "That's who we are. That's what it's all about. People talk about guys transferring out. They leave because they don't want to play as hard as Sindarius Thornwell or Duane Notice."

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Swagger, defense and the fans' support -- PJ Dozier credits it all for the Gamecocks' big win over Baylor that propelled them to the Elite Eight.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Just walked back to South Carolina's locker room with Sindarius Thornwell. Asked him about the constant defensive pressure, even when Gamecocks were up big: "Oh yeah. We have to play that way. Coach (Frank Martin) won't allow us to let up at all."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Sindarius Thornwell on defense, said he knew Baylor would make a run but also felt that "we were in their heads the whole time." Hard to argue

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

First comment from South Carolina's Frank Martin: "I want to thank the teams in the SEC for preparing us to play." He also credited this defensive intensity his team possessed tonight for the win. Players say they had a taste of history last weekend, and now they want even more.

david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

PJ Dozier makes me think of a right handed Jalen Rose. Not as good of course. Yet? Not sure how tall he really is either.

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Gamecocks hand Baylor its worst tourney loss

Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss.

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South Carolina's Cinderella run continues to Elite Eight (0:16)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Even Aaron Rodgers, at MSG to watch Wisconsin take on Florida after South Carolina-Baylor, has to join in on the cheers for Sindarious Thornwell when the Gamecocks' star exited the game. The SEC player of the year scored 24 points. USC closes out its 70-50 win with a standing ovation from the crowd

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

South Carolina rolls on and I do mean rolls. The Gamecocks absolutely stopped Baylor in its tracks, the Bears completely flummoxed in the face of Frank Martin's defense. The same team that hasn't won an NCAA game since 1973 is now 40 minutes from the Final Four.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Baylor is going to be hard pressed to near it's season low of points -62.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.1179th
Rebounds Per Game36.3139th
Assists Per Game12.8222nd
Points Allowed65.232nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8