The clock finally ran out on South Carolina’s ”Cinderella” run, as the Gamecocks lost 77-73 to Gonzaga on Saturday in the Final Four in Glendale, Ariz.
Regardless, Frank Martin’s team earned plenty of credit on Twitter for its incredible season.
Gamecocks fans gave the players some well-deserved love.
Cool moment: South Carolina fans just gave their team a standing ovation as they left the court.
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) April 2, 2017
Martin made sure to recognize the fans who made the trip to support the Gamecocks.
— Aaron Cheslock (@AaronCheslock) April 2, 2017
Sir Charles had praise for South Carolina even in defeat.
— Willie Smith (@willie_t_smith) April 2, 2017
Charles Barkley: 'What Frank and those kids did is amazing. Shout out to Darius Rucker. Great run.'
— GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) April 2, 2017
Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for South Carolina.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) April 2, 2017
— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) April 2, 2017
What a historic year. Proud of everyone! #forevertothee
— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) April 2, 2017
@GamecockMBB IM BEYOND PROUD YOU GUYS WAY TO PROVE THE DOUBTERS WORNGS YALL ARE WINNERS IN MY BOOK ?
— Cj Edwards (@CEdwardsSBS) April 2, 2017
These #Gamecocks didn't go down without a fight.
— SEC (@SEC) April 2, 2017
Dear Gonzaga and South Carolina: Thanks for again reminding everyone why the NCAA Tournament is the greatest show in sports. From: America.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 2, 2017
Incredible tourney and an incredible season for South Carolina. Gamecocks went to the Final Four and proved they belonged.
— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) April 2, 2017
I have chills. That was a hell of a game. This run was no fluke.
— Avery Wilks (@AveryGWilks) April 2, 2017
Heart is a word that gets thrown around loosely but this South Carolina team has it in spades. Incredible season and effort.
— Wes Mitchell (@WesMitchellGC) April 2, 2017