All season long, Sindarius Thornwell has added the hashtag #securethebag? to the end of his posts on various social media outlets.
On Tuesday, the South Carolina senior guard explained the meaning behind the phrase “secure the bag,” which is the name of a song by rappers Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci Mane.
“Secure the bag, it’s just take advantage of the opportunity,” Thornwell said. “Your bag is not necessarily money or anything. Whatever your opportunity is and that you’re blessed to be given, just take advantage of it. We are just trying to take advantage of every opportunity.”
The Gamecocks are headed to the program’s first Sweet 16 since 1973. They play at 7:29 p.m. ET Friday against Baylor at Madison Square Garden.
South Carolina won two games in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history last weekend, beating Marquette 93-73 on Friday and upsetting Duke 88-81 on Sunday.
— Joe Cook (@JoeCookSports) March 21, 2017