As expected South Carolina was able to overcome Florida without much of a problem. Almost everyone was expecting the team to win and the team wom without being troubled much.
South Carolina’s 77-70 win over Florida in the East Regional final on Sunday took the team to the final four. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) are headed to the Final Four for the first time in school history. While many people must be amazed by the way team has worked, the coach was pretty confident as to what was to come.
In their next outing the team will meet Gonzaga on Saturday in a national semifinal.
Frank Martin says, “I usually listen to ‘My Way’ the day of the game…And then to be up on that ladder cutting that net and (fulfilling) a lifelong dream, and hear ‘New York, New York’ at a place that’s special to me, special to my family, it’s pretty powerful.”
The last win for Florida was not easy. To be true, it was the most difficult victories for the team in the entire tournament. Florida had to knock down one of the shots of the tournament to beat No. 8 Wisconsin in overtime in order to advance to Sunday, but has proven it can handle any style thrown its way. The Gators blew past No. 5 Virginia in the Round of 32 and dismantled Kentucky earlier in the year.
Despite doing pretty well against other teams, Florida faced a tough challenge from South Carolina. Florida’s had trouble with this Carolina team recently. Back in January, the Gamecocks took down the Gators 57-53 at home, with Sindarius Thornwell going for 20 points. Defensively, South Carolina stymied Florida’s shooters — only two players scored in double figures and the team shot 0-for-17 from three. With the win South Carolina reaches NCAA final four 2017.
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