The South Carolina Gamecocks men’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four after defeating Florida 77-70 on March 25. USC will travel to Phoenix where they will face Gonzaga on April 1 at 6 p.m.
The Gamecocks have a local connection in Jay Gibbons who spent nine seasons as an assistant at Savannah State. Gibbons, who was promoted to director of men’s basketball video services during the summer of 2016, served as the graduate student manager for the Gamecocks during the 2015-16 campaign.
USC, who has won a school-record 26 games, lost in the first round of the SEC tournament to Alabama but have caught fire in the NCAA tournament, defeating Marquette, Duke, Baylor and Florida.