Basketball

UofSC: A’ja Wilson statue to go up outside Colonial Life Arena before 2020 basketball season

Wilson made school history for the most career points, blocked shots, made free throws and free throw attempts.

  English: Seeing Williamson, Morant as top NBA Draft picks ‘says a lot about SC basketball’

Former Hammond star intends to transfer from UNC

Zion Williamson gives assist in baby gender reveal

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Baylor beats South Carolina 93-68, returns to Elite 8

  Visitors and Columbia locals enjoy Segra Fan Fest for March Madness

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Clemson advance in NCAA Women’s Tournament with win over South Dakota

Cooper, South Carolina roll past Belmont in women’s NCAAs

  Trio of former SC high school hoops stars return home for NCAA Tournament

  The Zion Show: SC welcomes home Zion Williamson

  Overall top seed Duke highlights 8 teams playing in NCAA Tournament in Columbia

No. 22 Wofford downs VMI 99-72 for 18th straight win

Ole Miss basketball players kneel during national anthem as tensions in Oxford rise

The kneeling came in response to a Confederate rally at the campus, which had taken place the same day

Lawson’s 3s send South Carolina past Texas A&M, 84-77

Gamecocks move to 13-12

South Carolina Fends Off Georgia for, 86-80, Road Win

Lawson and Silva each score 19 in win

No. 16 South Carolina women hold off No. 19 Kentucky 74-70

Alexa Jennings scored 18 points with 12 rebounds, Te'a Cooper added 17 points and No. 16 South Carolina held off No. 19 Kentucky

  South Carolina falls to top-ranked Tennessee 92-70

Gamecocks collect 10th straight victory over Vandy with 80-69 win

Gamecocks come up short against Oklahoma State in SEC-Big 12 matchup

Beverly’s 3 helps No. 21 NC State rally past Clemson 69-67

Silva’s 32 lead Gamecocks to 80-77 win over No. 16 Auburn

USC Athletics to give federal employees free basketball tickets during government shutdown

South Carolina falls to Miss. St., suffers first conference loss

With Teaira McCowan putting up her first 20-20 game of the year for the Bulldogs, Mississippi State defeated South Carolina 89-74 handing the Gamecocks their first conference loss of the season.

Lawson, Bryant lead second-half surge in Gamecocks’ 74-71 win over Vandy

Down by as many as 12 against the Commodores, South Carolina fought back to beat Vanderbilt 74-71 to improve to 4-0 in SEC play.

Contest between Missouri, South Carolina tentatively rescheduled for Sunday

Saturday's men's basketball game between South Carolina and Missouri has been postponed due to weather-related travel concerns.

Kotsar lifts Gamecocks to OT victory over No. 14 Miss. St.

With Maik Kotsar leading the way, South Carolina defeated No. 14 Mississippi State 87-82 in overtime at Colonial Life Arena giving the Gamecocks their third straight win.

No. 23 South Carolina rallies to take down No. 21 Texas A&M in SEC opener

South Carolina battled back to defeat Texas A&M 60-57 to come away with their first conference victory and their first win against a ranked opponent this season.

Gamecocks end losing streak with victory over North Greenville

With four players in double figures, Frank Martin’s squad secured a comfortable 97-46 win over North Greenville to end a four-game losing skid.

Gamecocks move up two spots in AP Top 25

The Gamecocks (8-4) moved up two spots in this week’s AP Top 25.

South Carolina knocks down 15 3’s in win over Temple

Sinking 15 3-pointers against the Owls, No. 25 South Carolina easily turned back Temple 88-60 at Colonial Life Arena.

UNC gives hoops coach Roy Williams 8-year contract extension

North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season

South Carolina outlasts Purdue for double OT win

With Mikiah Herbert Harrigan leading the way, No. 25 South Carolina held off Purdue for an 82-73 double overtime win.

Winter weather in NC postpones USC, Duke women’s basketball game

Ticket holders will receive communication from the Duke Ticket Office if the game is not rescheduled.

Gamecock men drop first road test of the season to Wyoming

South Carolina led by nine early in the first half, but Frank Martin’s squad wasn’t able to hold the lead as the Gamecocks fell to Wyoming 73-64 on Wednesday night.

Staley named USA National Basketball Coach of the Year

Dawn Staley was named USA Basketball National Coach of the Year after going 6-0 in the 2018 FIBA World Cup back in September.

Gamecocks’ Rally Ends in 70-68 Loss to #9/8 Oregon State

South Carolina senior forward Alexis Jennings dominated the game with 12 points and 14 rebounds in her most extended minutes of the season – 31 after logging no more than 17 in her previous three games as she worked her way back from injury.

No. 9 Maryland rolls to 85-61 win over No. 10 South Carolina

Stephanie Jones scored 18 points and Channise Lewis 10 points and a career high 12 assists to lead No.9 Maryland to a 85-61 win over No. 10 South Carolina on Sunday

Gamecocks women’s basketball announces bus trip to game vs. Duke

Fans of the Gamecocks women’s basketball team could get a great gift before Christmas rolls around.

Gamecocks roll past Norfolk State 81-64

South Carolina had three players in double figures tonight as the Gamecocks cruised to an 81-64 victory over Norfolk State.

Stony Brook outlasts USC to hand Gamecocks first loss

South Carolina overcame a nine-point lead in the second half against Stony Brook, but the Seawolves came up with a game-saving block to preserve an 83-81 win over the Gamecocks.

Gamecocks take season opener 65-52 over USC Upstate

Freshman forward Keshawn Bryant led South Carolina with 21 points helping South Carolina defeat USC Upstate in their season opener 65-52.

Benedict names Maddox as new men’s basketball coach

When the Tigers decided to introduce Artis Maddox to the Benedict community as the new men's basketball coach, they made sure the new coach felt right at home.

  Smith ready for new start as head coach at SC State

Audra Smith celebrated part of her 21st wedding anniversary by being introduced as the new women's basketball head coach at South Carolina State University.

SC State’s Riley leaving Bulldogs’ hoops program

South Carolina State forward Tashombe Riley announced his departure from the Bulldogs on Monday.

Robertson out as SC State women’s basketball coach after 10 seasons

On Tuesday, officials with SC State University announced Lady Bulldogs women's basketball coach Doug Robertson's contract would not be renewed.

Claflin eyes ultimate prize in NCAA Division II Tournament

For Claflin senior Jaleel Charles and his teammates, the feeling he's had after winning the SIAC Tournament hasn't left him since last Saturday.

Success doesn't alter focus for Claflin ahead of pivotal game vs. Morehouse

This season, Claflin head coach Ricky Jackson and his players have diligently put in work inside Tullis Arena honing their craft before the sun comes up.

Tigers enjoying success on hardwood as Top 25 team

Since head coach Brad Brownell arrived at Clemson, the Tigers haven't been able to make their way into the AP Top 25. This year, the Tigers have changed that.

Wright hits late 3, SC State tops Charleston Southern in OT

Donte Wright hit a corner 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left in overtime and South Carolina State beat Charleston Southern 91-88 on Tuesday.

Ex-Longhorn Mack looks to grow with transfer to Alabama

Things may not have panned out in Texas for former Dreher High star Tevin Mack, but he's looking forward to his second chance at Alabama.

Trip to Spain for Brownell, Tigers about more than basketball

Clemson guard Gabe DeVoe has never traveled outside of the United States, but that's all about to change for the senior in just a few days. The Tigers are headed to Spain on August 8 to play four exhibition games.

Former Hammond star living out his dream at UNC

Columbia's own Seventh Woods is living out his dream as a North Carolina Tar Heel.

Benedict looks to make history in NCAA Div. II Tournament

It's a good time to be a Benedict Tiger. The women's basketball team is fresh off their second straight SIAC title victory and are headed to the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament

Benedict duo makes most of their second chances with Lady Tigers

Destiny Betts and LeAnna Morrison are making the most of their second chances at Benedict as the Lady Tigers prepare for the NCAA Division II Tournament.

S.C. State Basketball Team To Appear on ESPN3

South Carolina State's Tuesday Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament opener against Florida A&M will be televised live by ESPN3.

Shaka Smart: Tevin Mack to be given release from Texas

Tevin Mack's playing days at Texas are over. The former Dreher star will be given his release from the Texas Longhorns basketball team.

Clemson ends 6-game losing streak with win over Pitt

Jaron Blossomgame scored 25 points, Shelton Mitchell added 12 and Clemson snapped a six-game losing streak with a 67-60 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Dawn Staley, Nikki McCray-Penson remember Pat Summitt

As word spreads of the death of former Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summit, people who knew her and competed against her are honoring her memory with their words.

Midlands native sinks game-winning shot to give Villanova NCAA Championship

There is a Midlands connection to the NCAA Championship game won by Villanova in a buzzer-beater shot Monday night.

Benedict women ranked 25th in USA Today poll

The Benedict College women's basketball team is ranked No. 25 in the USA Today Sports Division II women's basketball poll.

New USC Basketball parking

The University of South Carolina has made significant changes to parking for the Gamecocks basketball games.

Youth movement leads SC State into conference contest against Norfolk St.

South Carolina State will rely on their young nucleus of players to lead the way in a pivotal Saturday contest against Norfolk State.

USC's Martin promotes assistant coach

South Carolina men's basketball assistant Matt Figger has been promoted to associate head coach.

Tanner gives Ohio St. permission to talk to Staley

University of South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner says he'll do whatever it takes to keep women's basketball coach Dawn Staley in the garnet and black.

Streaks on the line when South Carolina hosts Vols

One streak has to end Sunday when Tennessee plays at South Carolina in a matchup of struggling Southeastern Conference teams.

Gamecocks prepare for meeting with No. 1 Kentucky

The University of South Carolina men's basketball team will face their toughest challenge yet when number one Kentucky comes to town.

Key Gamecock Basketball Player out 3-4 weeks with Knee Injury

South Carolina junior guard Brandis Raley-Ross will be out at least 3-4 weeks with a knee injury, head coach Darrin Horn said in a press release Saturday morning.

New USC coach Dawn Staley sits down with WIS

Dawn Staley is one of the most decorated player's in US women's  basketball history. She is making the trip from Temple University to coach at the University of South Carolina.

Gamecocks women's basketball names new head coach

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley will be the new USC's women's basketball coach.

WKU coach Darrin Horn to interview for USC job

The Western Kentucky University Athletics Director confirms that the Hilltoppers basketball coach, Darrin Horn, is in talks with USC athletics director Eric Hyman about the head coaching position at USC.

Darrin Horn to interview with USC

Western Kentucky Coach Darrin Horn to interview for Gamecocks Job.

2008 SEC Tournament pairings, broadcast schedule

Here are the pairings for the 2008 SEC Tournament beginning Thursday March 13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

USC coach Dave Odom to retire after the season ends

USC Men's Basketball coach Dave Odom announced Friday he will retire at the end of the season. We'll have the press conference right here, only on wistv.com.