Seven Seed USC Beats Out Two Seed Duke


Adam Duffy, Staff Writer

In all honesty, this year has had a minimal amount upsets in the NCAA tournament. Sure, Number eight Wisconsin beat number one Villanova. But, four out of the last five years, a number one seed has been doomed for loss in the round of thirty two to a lower seeded team. And okay, number twelve Mid Tennessee beat number five Minnesota. But you have to see that Mid Tennessee wants to be more than ‘that team that beat Michigan State in 2016’.

The significant upset? South Carolina beating Duke. South Carolina stunned Duke with lockdown defense and tons of shooting. Speaking of shooting, they did. A lot. Beating Duke in shooting percentage, rebounds, assists, steals, and a strong Thornwell was the Gamecocks defeat of the Blue Devils. Duke themselves did not show up on the court, giving South Carolina eighteen turnovers. Again. Eighteen. Turnovers.

We’ll be seeing the University of South Carolina play tonight, in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen against Baylor.