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South Carolina forward Justin Minaya dunks the ball against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 83-74.

Vanderbilt tops USC 83-74 behind Pippen in finale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt finally won back-to-back games, so coach Jerry Stackhouse hopes the Commodores can surprise people in next week's Southeastern Conference tournament. Scotty Pippen Jr. tied a career high with 21 points and Maxwell …

South Carolina's Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan (21) shoots while defended by Georgia's Jenna Staiti (14) during the Gamecocks' 89-56 win in the SEC tournament in Greenville on Friday in Greenville.

No. 1 USC women rout Georgia 89-56 in SEC tourney

COLUMBIA - It's great having young talent. It's even nicer, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says, when you've got some experience to lead the way, too. Gamecock seniors Mikiah Herbert Harrigan and Tyasha Harris combined for 31 points as their …

Maik Kotsar

Kotsar leads South Carolina over Mississippi State 83-71

COLUMBIA - South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar scored 20 points on his Senior Night and pushed the Gamecocks to an 83-71 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday. The Gamecocks (18-12, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) clinched their fourth winning …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 3.4.20

The Item’s Wednesday Watch is a weekly look at the buzz around tri-county sports. The Item sports staff will pick its most noteworthy stories, stats and quotes for the week. 1. Clarendon …

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks are primed for a top ranking in the NCAA tournament when the seeds are revealed in two weeks.

South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon top women's NCAA reveal

NEW YORK - South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon and Maryland would be the No. 1 seeds if the women's NCAA Tournament had started on Monday. With two weeks to go until selection Monday, the NCAA revealed the top 16 teams to this point of the season. …

South Carolina coach Frank Martin reacts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Frink, South Carolina hold off Georgia 94-90 in OT

COLUMBIA - South Carolina senior Maik Kotsar scored five points and drew the game-clinching charge in overtime on Wednesday as South Carolina outlasted Georgia 94-90. The Gamecocks' power forward, the only player remaining from their 2017 Final …

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South Carolina offers junior college LB Strong

The University of South Carolina was the first Southeastern Conference program to offer linebacker Navonteque Strong (6-foot-1-inch, 230 pounds) of Forest, Miss., and Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College. Strong will be going into his second …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 2.26

1. Scott's Branch teams to each play in state semisLast week’s ranking: Unranked The Scott’s Branch girls basketball team played its way into the 1A Lower State championship game for …

South Carolina coach Frank Martin

LSU ends 2-game losing streak with 86-80 win over USC

COLUMBIA - After a struggling stretch, LSU needed someone to step up. Darius Days was ready for the call. Days had 18 points and set the tone for the desperate Tigers with four 3-pointers in the first half of an 86-80 victory over South Carolina …

South Carolina's Zia Cooke (1) shoots over Kentucky's Ogechi Anyagaligbo (21) during the Gamecocks' 67-58 win in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday.

No. 1 Gamecocks beats No. 14 Kentucky to win SEC title

LEXINGTON, Ky. - South Carolina's latest Southeastern Conference title took precedent over personal achievement, though coach Dawn Staley was grateful to those that made her milestone possible. No doubt, she was especially thankful this young …

Connecticut's Christyn Williams, left, and the Huskies dropped out of the top five in The Associated Press Top 25 polls for the first time since 2007.

UConn's top five streak ends in AP women's basketball poll

NEW YORK - UConn's record streak of top five appearances in The Associated Press women's basketball poll is over. The Huskies fell to sixth on Monday, ending a run of 253 consecutive weeks as one of the first five teams in the Top 25. That …

South Carolina guard Zia Cooke (1) celebrates a three-point basket against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Columbia, S.C.

Boston, Cooke lead top-ranked USC to 79-53 win over Auburn

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley anticipated a bit of a letdown after topping UConn earlier this week. She also expected her players to quickly get past it and perform like they have all season. "It's tough to come back from an …

USC, Clemson open with wins

COLUMBIA - South Carolina scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and opened its baseball season with a 10-0 victory over Holy Cross on Friday at Founders Park. Bryant Bowen hit a 3-run home run in the first inning to make it 3-0. …

South Carolina guard Jermaine Couisnard (5) dives for the ball during the Gamecocks' 75-59 win over Georgia on Wednesday in Athens, Georgia.

SEC's bubble teams need to start making better impression

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Mississippi State (15-9, 6-5 SEC) at Arkansas (16-8, 4-7): This game features two bubble teams that desperately need a win to boost their NCAA …

South Carolina is the latest school to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into college basketball because of potential violations by former assistant coach Lamont Evans, who worked under USC head coach Frank Martin, above.

South Carolina receives NCAA notice for basketball program

COLUMBIA - South Carolina became the latest school to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into college basketball. Athletic director Ray Tanner said Thursday the school received the notice about a violation alleged to …