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2016 Schedule
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6dJeff Goodman

SEC stability: Is Kentucky John Calipari's last job?

The NBA will keep calling John Calipari. But will he ever answer? Don't count on it. He's a fixture in Lexington. Our stability rankings look at who else is solid in the SEC and who isn't so set.

Will Gamecocks get another tourney win?

South Carolina hasn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973 and agonizingly missed the Dance this season. Will the streak stop next March? Teams with tourney struggles (Insider)

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90dJeff Borzello

Ex-Delaware G Holden transferring to S. Carolina

Kory Holden, the No. 2 available transfer in ESPN's rankings after averaging 17.7 points last season for Delaware, is transferring to South Carolina.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Delaware transfer Kory Holden has committed to South Carolina, he told ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Delaware transfer Kory Holden tells ESPN he is down to three schools: Baylor, Virginia Tech, South Carolina. 17.7 PPG. Will sit next season and have two years of eligibility. He's No. 2 in our transfer rankings.

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Seth Emerson, Frank Martin, Jacob Eason

Paul is joined by Seth Emerson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and South Carolina coach Frank Martin to discuss the Gamecock's accidental tournament invite.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Delaware transfer Kory Holden is down to five: Kansas, Baylor, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Seton Hall.

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Finebaum's Final Thought: NCAA mishaps (2:03)
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Big deal NCAA errantly told South Carolina they made tourney? (2:30)

NCAA told South Carolina it was in tourney

The NCAA VP of men's basketball championships said in a statement: "Unfortunately, during the selection show a junior men's basketball staff member mistakenly sent a text to a member of the University of South Carolina athletics department staff via an app we used for the first time during the 2016 tournament. The text was supposed to go to all teams, congratulating them for making the tournament. Regrettably, a text meant for another institution went to South Carolina instead."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

South Carolina coach Frank Martin told ESPN,"Even though the disappointment with being left out will never leave me I am past all that. I appreciate their honesty, transparency and understanding of everyone at a South Carolina "

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

This is a statement from NCAA vice president of men's basketball championships Dan Gavitt, regarding a report that the University of South Carolina men's basketball team being invited to the NCAA tournament. "Unfortunately, during the selection show a junior men's basketball staff member mistakenly sent a text to a member of the University of South Carolina athletics department staff via an app we used for the first time during the 2016 tournament. The text was supposed to go to all teams, congratulating them for making the tournament. Regrettably, a text meant for another institution went to South Carolina instead. While the Gamecocks were given serious consideration, at no time during the selection process was South Carolina voted in to the field. Ultimately, they were one of the last four teams left out of the tournament. I take full responsibility for this clerical error and apologize to Coach Martin, his staff and team, and the entire University of South Carolina community."

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Air ball or Alley-oop pass?

Does it matter if the play ends in a dunk?

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Gamecocks fall to Yellow Jackets in NIT quarterfinals (0:42)

Two NIT 1-seeds go down

First it was Monmouth losing at home vs. George Washington, then Georgia Tech took down South Carolina on the road. That makes three 1-seeds out of the tournament after the second round, as St. Bonaventure lost in the first round.

Biggest tournament upsets: No. 2

Coppin State became the third-ever 15-seed to win a tournament game, as the Eagles stunned SEC regular-season champion South Carolina in 1997. It was also the first tournament win for both Coppin State and the MEAC as a whole. Biggest upsets

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.9Tied-111th
Rebounds Per Game41.015th
Assists Per Game13.3Tied-185th
Points Allowed69.0Tied-102nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8