Dominant Defense Carries (7) South Carolina To 70-50 Win (3) Baylor

Scouting reports aren’t really necessary.

– With a win over Florida on Sunday, South Carolina will set a new school record for wins with 26 this season.

What a season for the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team. Dozier said. “They expected them to lose early”. They’re all pretty fundamentally sound. “It means a lot”, said Thornwell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year. “To get the recognition that I’ve fought for and our team fought for, it feels good”.

In the aftermath of the disappointing loss to South Carolina, Drew made sure his team understood how much it had accomplished. “We’re playing the Florida Gators and our focus should be playing a team that we have played twice, playing a team that we beat and playing a team that beat us, too”. “I know he’s very proud”, Notice said.

“We couldn’t be any more proud of them”, Padgett said. “We got a taste of winning in the tournament, and we want to continue winning”.

The Bears briefly cut the lead to 11 midway through the second half, but the Gamecocks answered with a pair of threes, and the second half quickly devolved back into a SC victory lap.

In three of the last five NCAA tournaments, the SEC has received just three bids. Davis had two of her game high 28 points. “I took a hot shower, tried to find a movie on the hotel TV and just listen to some music and try to relax”.

Baylor has been to two Elite Eights and two Sweet 16s since 2010 under Drew.

They had 29 wins and a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament, but beating SC on Saturday was just too big of a task for the Bobcats.

Their paths to this regional final couldn’t have been any more different.

“When I first met coach I just got the feel of the way he was and he didn’t even care about winning as much as he cared about me as a person and developing as a man on and off the court”, Thornwell said Saturday as SC got set to play its Elite Eight game against No. 4 Florida.

“I think he feels like he deserves it”, said USC guard Duane Notice. SC is well-aware that people anticipated the Gamecocks would roll over against Duke. “They have guys flying all over the place”.

Clowney was even in the stands Sunday to witness Thornwell’s performance in one of the NCAA Tournament’s surprises this year, the Gamecocks’ 88-81 upset of Duke to reach their first Sweet 16 since 1973.

“Their defense is similar to ours”, he said. They deny. They play hard.

“They’re so long and they’re fast and. Without that fire he has right now, and desire to win that pushes the players around him and makes them better as well, they probably wouldn’t be in this position”. “They don’t back down”.

SC has had a great football team recently- fans say they’re excited to see their basketball team catching up.

“We were always winners in high school”, Thornwell said. “Some teams get out of the way. We just got the stage to do it”. Thornwell is averaging 21.4 points, 2.2 steals and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Both teams have been sounding the gong of disrespect for two weeks now: Mike White is reminding his Florida team that plenty of people picked the Gators as the first upset of the tourney, likely losers to East Tennessee State. “And I’m sure SC feels that way as well”. “I’m not making that mistake this time”. “I enjoy it every time I watch it”. Top seeds Villanova (number one overall) and Duke (number two in the East) both lost in the second round last weekend, clearing the way for the Bears to make a Final Four run. The billboards on the NASDAQ and Thomson Reuters Buildings at 43rd and 7th, and 43rd and Broadway featured digital signage showcasing the Sweet 16 USC men’s basketball team, as well as the university. Has no one scored yet?

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