South Carolina Advances To Final Four For First Time In School History

NEW YORK, N.Y. — South Carolina has completed its surprise run to the Final Four.

 

The seventh-seeded Gamecocks held on down the stretch to beat 4-seed Florida 77-70 in the East Region final in New York.

The Gamecocks’ tournament run included upsets of 2-seed Duke — the preseason No. 1-ranked team — and 3-seed Baylor.

South Carolina joins Gonzaga and Oregon in the national semifinals. Kentucky and North Carolina meet later Sunday to determine the last spot in Phoenix.