South Carolina Gamecocks Soar to Sweet 16 with Dominant Win Over North Carolina


The gamecocks may have just played their best game yet in this week’s take down of our rivals to the north.

The University of South Carolina, holding the No. 1 seed, extended its winning streak to 34 games following an 88-41 triumph over the No. 8 seed University of North Carolina on Sunday.

The Gamecocks’ victory was marked by a balanced offensive effort, with five players scoring in double figures and the team converting 45% of their three-point attempts. Additionally, South Carolina demonstrated superiority in rebounding, outrebounding North Carolina 54-33. The depth of the Gamecocks’ roster was evident as their bench contributed 51 points, surpassing the total points scored by the Tar Heels.

In the first half, South Carolina established a commanding 37-point lead, showcasing exceptional shooting accuracy, particularly from the three-point line where they shot 80%. Contributions from the bench were significant, with a perfect 6-for-6 from beyond the arc contributing to a 32-point bench score in the first half.

Freshman MiLaysia Fulwiley led the scoring with 20 points, including a notable 4-of-7 from three-point range, and added nine rebounds, three steals, and three blocks to her performance. Kamilla Cardoso recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Chloe Kitts matched Cardoso’s 12 points. Tessa Johnson and Ashlyn Watkins each added 11 points to the team’s total.

With this win, South Carolina advances to the Sweet 16 for the 10th consecutive year, positioned as the top seed in the Albany 1 Regional. The team now awaits the winner of the match between the No. 4 seed Indiana and No. 5 seed Oklahoma, set to take place Monday night.