South Carolina ascends to No. 1 seed

But Gamecocks could be facing trip out west for tournament opener

Originally Published: February 17, 2014
By Charlie Creme | espnW.com

Nothing is more valuable to building a top tournament profile than beating a good team on the road. Chalk one of those résumé stuffers up to South Carolina. The Gamecocks completely controlled their game with LSU in Baton Rouge on Sunday, and their 73-57 win vaulted them onto the top line of this week's bracket as the final No. 1 seed.

For the past couple of weeks, South Carolina had just trailed Duke and Louisville. Frankly, the Blue Devils' and Cardinals' résumés ...

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