The Gamecocks didn't have too much trouble in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, winning over Savannah St. 81-48. Savannah St. didn't let things get out of hand early in the game, but Carolina went on a run in the second half to put the contest out of reach.
It was a good finish for the Gamecocks in their first time hosting an NCAA Tournament basketball game, men's or women's, in 13 years.
The Gamecocks will play Syracuse in the second round. Carolina beat the Orange in a tight game earlier in the season.