Gamecocks Hold Open Practice, Press Conferences For NCAA Tournament|
March 16, 2017
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The South Carolina men's basketball team participated in press conferences and an open practice on Thursday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena prior to the start of NCAA First-Round action tomorrow in Greenville. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks will face No. 10 seed Marquette in the opening round at approximately 9:50 p.m. ET on Friday night, with the matchup set to be broadcast on TBS.
South Carolina's selection to the 2017 NCAA Tournament field marks the Gamecocks' ninth trip all-time to the NCAA Tournament and the first since 2004. Carolina holds an all-time record of 4-9 in NCAA Tournament games, with its last win coming in the 1973 East Regional Consolation versus Southwestern Louisiana (now Louisiana Lafayette). Carolina's first-ever win in the Tournament came in a 53-51 win over Temple in 1972, when Gamecock great Kevin Joyce hit a last-second jumper to propel the Gamecocks past the Owls into the Sweet 16.