Gamecocks advance to Final Four with 86-75 win over Maryland

Published: Mar. 26, 2023 at 6:35 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2023 at 7:03 PM EDT
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South Carolina went on a 9-1 run, but Maryland follows it up with a 9-2 run of its own. Terrapins lead 14-13 at the first media timeout of the first quarter.

Brea Beal leads the Gamecocks halfway through the first quarter but then Maryland came and started taking the lead.

The quarter ended with a score of 21-15 with Maryland in the lead.

During the second quarter with under five minutes left in the game, Aliyah A. Boston brought the score to 24-23 before a timeout was called.

Zia Cooke with a big three extended the lead by four, USC 32, UMD 28.

After a close call in the second quarter, the Gamecocks came out on top, ending the quarter with a 38-30 score.

The third quarter was seen with the largest lead of the night for the Gamecocks, Zia Cooke and Aliyah Boston both made double-figures, USC 48, UMD 36.

Boston reached a double-double at 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The gamecocks won with a score of 86-75.


Today, South Carolina is taking on Maryland in the Elite 8 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.

Tipoff begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The last time the teams played against each other was Nov. 11 when the Gamecocks won, 81-56.

This season South Carolina is 8-0 against ranked teams including wins over four teams currently in the top 10.

South Carolina leads the way again this season at 9.0 blocks per game.

South Carolina has set several records this season, including their current 41-game win streak.

The Gamecocks have also set a new SEC record for blocked shots in a season (315), which is the second most in NCAA history.

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