South Carolina is back in the NCAA Tournament after an absence of more than a dozen years. The Gamecocks won't even have to leave the state to play at the start of this week's tournament. Assigned to the East Region, seventh-seeded South Carolina meets 10th-seeded Marquette in Friday night&
The Golden Eagles' best win is the home victory against Villanova. They also swept Xavier and Creighton and beat Vanderbilt (many tournament teams beat Vanderbilt). This is the best 3-point shooting team in the sport, hitting treys 43 percent of the time.