They're in! Gamecocks make NCAA Tournament

But that doesn't mean there won't be nervous moments leading up to the broadcast.

With a record of 22-10 (12-6 SEC), South Carolina has an RPI of 43.

Part of the South Region bracket will also be played in Greenville.

The Gamecocks snapped a 13-year streak of missing the game's signature event on Sunday when their names were called as one of the 68 participants for this year's national championship. After a 15-year absence, they would return under George Felton in 1989. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports on Saturday had SC as a No. 9 seed, playing No. 8 Northwestern in a first-round game in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Gamecocks are the No. 7 seed in the East Regional and will take on No. 10 seed Marquette in Greenville, S.C. Tip time is slated for approximately 9:45 p.m., with the contest to be broadcast on TBS.

"We lost to a good team". That victory came under head coach Frank McGuire, who was not related to legendary Marquette coach Al McGuire but coached both Al and his brother Dick at St. John's. They beat the Hurricanes, they would play No. 1 seed Kansas or whoever makes their way into the play-in game to become the No. 16 seed. "At the end of the day, the (NCAA Selection) Committee is not going to call me to ask me my opinion". But just in case: there is no watch party scheduled this time around.

  • Julie Sanders