No. Wrong. That title is a lie. Winning might not be everything, but it is something. And at this point, it’s something the Gamecocks can’t seem to do.
USC lost to Tennessee tonight 69-57. This was the 10th straight victory over South Carolina for the the Volunteers. Bruce Ellington led all Gamecocks with 12 points, Skylar McBee led all Vols with 18. The Cocks are now 9-14 overall and 1-8 in SEC play. Their next game is Saturday against Arkansas, who is undefeated at home. Tip off is set for 1:30 ET.
After the Kentucky loss this weekend, I asked y’all to vote on whether or not USC would win another game this season. 67% of you said yes. Let’s take that poll again:
I’m going to be honest: I’d be fairly surprised if they win again this year. They might be able to manage an upset, or maybe an opponent will just have an off night. If neither of those scenarios occurs, though, there’s a very real possibility that the final record will show only one conference victory.
Each game (with the exception of Alabama) plays like a broken record: poor execution, questionable coaching, a chance to turn things around and maybe even pull off a win, then the comeback bid falling short. Another game, another loss for South Carolina’s men’s basketball team. More demands that Darrin Horn’s tenure come to an end. Fewer and fewer fans in the Colonial Life Arena. Like I said the other day, I truly feel bad for the guys on the team. There is very little that’s positive about the state of the USC men’s basketball program these days.
We can at least take solace in the fact that the women’s team is having a great year, and also in baseball season starting soon. Speaking of which, it was Carolina Day at the State House. Check out GoGamecocks’ coverage of the festivities here.