South Carolina has struggled to put a win streak together during SEC play, and have mainly alternated wins and losses since February. After beating Georgia on January 31st, the Gamecocks lost two in a row, then won, then lost, then won, then lost two in a row, then won.
Their last win was on February 28th against Mississippi State at home. The 13-point win was their second-largest margin of victory during SEC play aside from their 17-point win over Georgia.
As head coach Frank Martin continues to build the program, consistency will be something worked on in future years. The SEC is a conference that teams can jump from the bottom towards the top, as nine of the 14 teams in the conference do not have 20 wins in their overall record. Georgia is the closest who will probably get there, as they sit at 19-10.
Before trying to take the SEC tournament by storm and make their improbable NCAA Tournament automatic bid run, the Gamecocks host their Senior Night on March 5th against the No. 18 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price into Colonial Life Arena is $16 with a walk-in price of $3. Their final game on the road at Tennessee has an average ticket price of $41 and also has a walk-in price of $3.
Before all South Carolina fans change gears into football season, send off the seniors the right way be watching their final games. Hipmunk.com has affordable flights to Columbia, SC and can enjoy the rest of the campus while staying overnight at hotels in Columbia.
Who knows, maybe there’s some magic left for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks. Powering through the SEC tournament and taking down Kentucky would be one entertaining entrance into the NCAA Tournament, right?