South Carolina upsets Duke in 2nd round of NCAA in Greenville

UNC downs Arkansas

Ed Jenson
March 19, 2017 - 11:44 pm

South Carolina 88 Duke 81

Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament's expanded bracket.

The Gamecocks (24-10) trailed by 10 points early in the second half after one of its coldest shooting stretches of the season to start. But behind Thornwell's outside shooting and Silva's dominance underneath, South Carolina rallied to win two NCAA games for the first time in 44 years.

The Gamecocks rushed to their fans when things were over, celebrating one of the biggest wins in program history.

Next up is Madison Square Garden where the Gamecocks will face Baylor, an 82-78 winner over Southern Cal earlier Sunday.



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