South Carolina has been to the NIT 10 times. They won it in back to back seasons in 2005 and 2006. They also made it to the Championship Game in 2002. Altogether, the Gamecocks have been to Madison Square Garden three times and came one game short four other times.
Some of the greats to play for the Gamecocks include Alex English, Renaldo Balkman and B. J. McKie.
Colonial Life Arena opened in 202 and seats 18,000 Gamecocks fans. The “Garnet Army” student section all wear camo t-shirts in Gamecocks colors and yells throughout the game, giving USC a home court advantage. The team rode the wave of excitement to an upset of #17 ranked Kentucky 72-67 on 3/1/2014.
The Gamecocks are part of the SEC, which is perhaps the best in all of college sports. Teams such as Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, Texas A&M, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State regularly visit the Colonial Life Arena. With huge games like these, what better way to spend a night than at the fabulous new Colonial Life Arena watching a great college basketball game? Is there anything better than SEC basketball?
Do not miss out on the chance to watch tomorrow’s NBA stars now. Come out to Colonial Life Arena and watch the Gamecocks take on the SEC.
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