Sometimes it all just comes together. That’s the simplest way to explain what USC is doing in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Gamecocks followed up their excellent 20 minutes in the second half of the win over Duke with an equally impressive 20 minutes in the first half against Baylor Friday night at Madison Square Garden and raced away to a 70-50 win over the Bears and the school’s first ever spot in the Elite 8. The Gamecocks will face either SEC rival Florida or Wisconsin on Sunday with a trip to the final four hanging in the balance.
Here’s my recap of the game from Madison Square Garden
USC locker room interviews:
Frank Martin on moving on in the tournament
Sindarius Thornwell on their reaction to the win
PJ Dozier on keeping up their second half intensity
Justin McKie on the defensive performance
Chris Silva on the inside battle