USC is in the Sweet 16. Not of the NIT, but of the NCAA Tournament, and will be in New York’s Madison Square Garden to play Baylor at 7:30 PM Friday night on TBS.
A program with a pair of NIT titles to its credit is still alive for THE national championship after beating #2 seed Duke Sunday night in Greenville 88-81 to advance the semi-finals of the East Regional. What started out as a just happy to be there spot in the NCAA Tournament is now a full fledged run.
After waiting 44 years to win a tournament game, the Gamecocks returned 48 hours later to score perhaps the biggest win in program history. At least for now.
Here’s my review from Bon Secours Wellness Arena: