It was an incredible run for the South Carolina fans and the men’s basketball team, as the Gamecocks made it to the 2017 Final Four, the program’s first.
But that is where the run came to an end. South Carolina used a 16-0 run in the second half to reclaim the lead but Gonzaga made enough plays down the stretch to pull out a 77-73 win Saturday night.
After the game, South Carolina fans showed how thankful they were for Frank Martin, Sindarius Thornwell and the entire South Carolina team. The fans who made the trip, as well as a few neutral observers, gave the team a standing ovation.
— Matt Stone (@MattStoneABC) April 2, 2017
Even with the loss, South Carolina clearly showed that it belonged in the Final Four. And Thornwell showed that he wasn’t just one of the best players in the SEC, but one of the best in America.
It was truly a run — and a team — that South Carolina fans will never forget.