Baylor women 9th straight Sweet 16 after 86-46 win over Cal

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It took Martin four seasons to reach the tournament with his new team, but the Gamecocks have made the most of their first tournament since 2004. The senior guard is averaging 25.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and three assists per game in the NCAA Tournament.

You see it in the SC coach's press conferences.

"They imposed their will defensively upon the basketball game, plain and simple", Seth Greenberg said. And I'll never forgive myself, because of the time we got back, how soon we had to play, we went on the court and we did nothing but shoot balls and walk through things. South Carolina, however, crashed the defensive glass so hard that even the occasional OREB lead to nothing more than an errant tap. The Bobcats made two free throws, their first points of the game, with 2:51 left in the first quarter. "The best bet is to go inside out and just move the ball around until you get an open outside shot".

"The incredible number is they had 41 contested shots", Greenberg said. Martin said familiarity with Baylor's match-up zone helps some but more so the Gamecocks benefit from having played zone teams Syracuse and MI.

The Gators won the rematch 81-66 with Allen scoring 26 points and they held SC to 39 percent shooting.

South Carolina's players aren't happy to be here, they're hungry.

Thornwell averaged 13.4 points a game his first year to make the all-Southeastern Conference freshman team, with many wondering if he was going to quickly jump to the National Basketball Association as a one-and-done phenom.

SC is an interesting case-it clearly has the defensive aptitude to go toe-to-toe with one of the nation's most gifted teams, but what it did offensively in the second half against Duke was very much out of character.

5 Going back to Memphis, there is one more game to be played, this one before Kentucky-UCLA tilt: No. 1 North Carolina vs.

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And they certainly didn't just show up and sit on their hands, either. Gray was fine after getting carried off the court late in South Carolina's 71-68 comeback win against Arizona State last Sunday because of a hamstring cramp that initially was feared to be more serious.

The Gamecocks (25-10) surrounded All-American Johnathan Motley and tried to pressure every touch he got, holding him to 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting. "You have to give Frank Martin a lot of credit for being able to contain the bench and the inside players". A dependable, go-to star can be an important ingredient on unexpectedly deep March runs, but even Kemba Walker had Jeremy Lamb.

Chris Chiozza's three-point floater as time expired in overtime lifted Florida past Wisconsin, 84-83, in Sweet 16 action from NY.

On the other side, Sindarius Thornwell was a beast. But I can't force people to do what I want them to do. They're just energetic, especially at the beginning of the game. Up six with less than two minutes remaining, Dorsey (27 points) buried a dagger 3-pointer that all but sealed the win - and a spot in next week's Final Four - for the Ducks.

SC doesn't have to be known as a two-sport state, and maybe that's an unfair representation to begin with, but that perception won't change without more runs like the Gamecocks are on now. The Bears had 16 turnovers that became 11 USC points. However, on the biggest stage of the season for Baylor, was outrebounded 41-36 by SC despite holding an advantage on the offensive end, 15-11. "It means a lot", said Thornwell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year.

Florida had a much tougher time with Wisconsin, needing a three-pointer at the buzzer by guard Chris Chiozza to escape with an 84-83 overtime win.

Joel Berry the Second finished with 26 points and Josh Jackson scored 24 for the top-seeded Tar Heels. Everyone thinks our fans only come out to watch the Gamecocks play football.

Thornwell, feeling slighted, vowed he would not leave SC without playing in the NCAA Tournament.

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