Frank Martin gives the best answer to a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter
07:09, Mar 26, 2017
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"It's something special here", said junior A'ja Wilson, who leads USC with 17.7 points per game. "And it's good for the basketball program also for us to still be playing and to make it to the tournament and making a run".
PRETTY UGLY: South Carolina admittedly likes to play a style that is not always aesthetically pleasing. No. 1 CT earned its 100th straight win beating the Gamecocks 66-55 Feb.13. They blew by No. 16 seed University of North Carolina Asheville in their first round game, winning 90-40.
The Wildcats, the only No. 2 seed to advance, won their 14th straight game.
Some of the best basketball players to ever come out of SC either went pro immediately (Kevin Garnett and Jermaine O'Neal), or they went to North Carolina, like Raymond Felton, Brice Johnson and Seventh Woods.
Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that Baylor had such a hard time against SC because Martin plays a similar style of defense as one of his mentors, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. There aren't many players with his size-6-foot-5, 211 pounds-and the ability to mix it up inside, beat opponents off the dribble and knock down jumpers from the perimeter.
It's also something of a daunting one for the fourth-seeded Gators, who are favored over seventh-seeded SC but are anything but a lock.
When coach Greg Gard was asked about Wisconsin's repeated success and the importance of the team's senior leaders, he said, "We have relied on upperclassmen leadership".
"They disrupted us all day long in terms of us offensively and really feeling comfortable", Fabbri said.
Florida is 27-3 SU and 21-8-1 ATS in its last 30 games as a favorite. "We just have to continue to do us". Davis had two of her game high 28 points.
"We know as a team how they play". They feel overlooked. They've seen the pundits pick against them. But the Gamecocks got another scare in their second-round win against Arizona State, when guard Allisha Miller was carried off the floor with a hamstring injury. At the same time, it was OK, we know who we've got to play. "Obviously they are here for a reason and they have earned every single bit of that". We're not playing the NCAA Tournament. This is the best team I've been on.
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But Staley offered some positive news Friday, saying Miller participated fully in Thursday's practice and is "ready to go" for the Gamecocks' Sweet 16 contest against Quinnipiac.
"And really what's most impressive to the staff, as we've prepared, as we continue to prepare our team, is really how they defend", Fabbri said.
I think it's safe to say Max has a bright future ahead of him. Your team clearly won the defensive battle tonight. Ishmail Wainwright tops in steals with 1.8 per game. However, he was held scoreless and only attempted one field goal.
Baylor was able to close to 11 points but that was as tight as the game would get. "I like to go home with timeouts. But there's no doubt in our mind that we can pull off another upset". Well, not exactly worst, but Baylor had the respect of next to no one to start the season.
Fabbri said Auriemma was instrumental in helping her get the job at Quinnipiac all those years ago, and has continued his support through the years. The season Thornwell produced takes on more significance given what has transpired over the course of the last two weeks.
Continued Gard, "I don't try to overstimulate this time of year in terms of what we're going into or what's at stake". "I told [Chiozza] to definitely turn his phone off".
"Geno has been such a mentor for me going way back", Fabbri said. Just being CT teams in general, the support is awesome.
After his Gamecocks stunned Duke in the second round last Sunday, Thornwell said he was not satisfied with merely appearing in the NCAA Tournament. While they were ousted early by Alabama in the SEC Tournament no one can call into question how clutch they've been when they got into the Big Dance.
Which brings up another point: It's not just the team with the ball that has a decision to make. On Friday, Gamecock fans made sure it had a third.
A ideal start created enough of an advantage for North Carolina to advance to the Elite Eight with a win, one where the outcome remained uncertain if only because of Butler's relentlessness.
With time running out in the first half, and Purdue hoping to cut a 5-point deficit even further, Lagerald Vick deflected a pass. He put up a dominant stat line , contributing on both ends of the floor and showing that Purdue had nothing to offer him.
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The Gamecocks held MU scoreless for almost four minutes and used a 17-2 run to take control en route to the 93-71 victory. Second, scorers had to step up help out Thornwell, the team's leading scorer and the SEC Player of the Year.
Woods was in Clemson earlier this year when the Tar Heels were at Littlejohn Coliseum. "It was a high-level game", Pinson said. The Wolfpack got the matchup they expected against the Longhorns on Sunday with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the line .
Perrantes scored 19 points in the second half, including a driving bank shot with 1:37 remaining to put the Cavs up 5. Notre Dame made the second weekend in 2015 by beating Northeastern by three points and Butler by three in overtime.
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