South Carolina is going to owe the SEC $25,000. Gamecocks fans and students probably don’t care.
The Gamecocks, who had 10 wins on the season entering tonight, knocked off No. 17 Kentucky at home, 72-67. South Carolina built up a 16-point lead midway through the second half and did just enough to hold on for victory. Senior guard Brenton Williams had 24 points, with 15 of them coming from the free throw line. Kentucky, which starts five freshmen, shot just 27% overall against the Gamecocks.
Fine or no fine, you had to know that SC fans were going to rush the court. It’s been a rough season in Columbia, so at least they’re getting their moment.