The Gamecocks' basketball team has been a Southern courtside presence since 1908. Over this time, they have provided their fans with excitement on the court at the Colonial Life Arena, a fabulous venue for any event. South Carolina has won several conference titles, and they made the NCAA Final Four in 2017. Each year, the Gamecocks play a tough schedule with their SEC and non-conference opponents. Of course, fans always look forward to seeing them go up against interstate rival Clemson each year. Be sure to get your South Carolina Gamecocks' basketball tickets at StubHub today, and get ready for the upcoming season.
Where do the Gamecocks' games take place?
The Colonia Life Arena was opened in 2002 to become the new home of the Gamecocks' basketball team. It has a seating capacity of 18,000. The center is beautifully landscaped and organized, with a giant fountain, attractive concourses and plush seating. The food is varied and plentiful with items like chicken wraps, barbecue nachos, kettle corn, teriyaki wings and even homemade cakes. The arena is available for other events outside of the South Carolina Gamecocks' basketball games.
What memorable games have the Gamecocks' basketball team played?
After getting past the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the Gamecocks went up against national powerhouse Duke. Despite being underdogs, the Gamecocks scored a whopping 88 point against the Mike Krzyyzewski-coached Duke team and went on to their first Sweet 16 grouping in the current NCAA Tournament format. In a 1971 ACC tournament final game against North Carolina, South Carolina trailed 51-50. When a jump ball was called between 6-foot-10 UNC center Lee Dedmon and 6-foot-3 Kevin Joyce, Joyce out-jumped Dedmon and tipped the ball over to Tom Owens, who then scored. The Gamecocks won 52-51. The Gamecocks won their first SEC title in 1997 with a 72-66 win over Kentucky in a game that upset the Wildcats' Senior Day and gave the Gamecocks a best season of 15-1 in the SEC.
What schools do the Gamecocks play in the 2019-2020 season?
Who is the coach for the Gamecocks' basketball team?
Frank Martin has been the head coach for the Gamecocks' basketball team since 2012. Prior to coming to South Carolina, Martin was head coach at Kansas State University, bringing the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament four times during his five-year tenure. As of 2019, Martin has an overall 246-160 record as a head coach and a 129-106 record as head coach at South Carolina. Martin coached the Gamecocks to a school-best season in 2016-2017 and led them to the program's first-ever Final Four appearance. He was subsequently named a 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year. Martin scored a 16-16 record for the 2018-2019 season, which included an 11-7 SEC record that accorded a fourth-place tie for the Gamecocks in the conference standings.
Who are the rivalries for the Gamecocks' basketball team?
The biggest rivals of the Gamecocks basketball team are the Clemson Tigers. They compete in different conferences (South Carolina is in the SEC and Clemson is in the ACC), but they challenge each other on the court every year in the Palmetto Bowl. This annual rivalry is usually played on Thanksgiving Day weekend in November.
Who are some notable Gamecocks' basketball players?
The Gamecocks have had many impressive players over the years. Some of the most notable players include: Alex English (1972–1976), Sindarius Thornwell (2013–2017), Mike Dunleavy Sr. (1972–1976), John Roche (1968–1971), Brian Winters (1971–1974) and Jo Jo English (1988-1992).Back to Top