Syracuse gave South Carolina a tough test earlier this year. The Gamecocks had no trouble with the Orange this time around, though, crushing Syracuse 97-68. The win sends Carolina to the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years.
In their first matchup, Syracuse had a lot of success by packing the paint and limiting Carolina's post game. When SU tried to do the same thing tonight, the Gamecocks were able to make the Orange pay by regularly knocking down shots from downtown. Carolina was 8-19 from beyond the arc and shot over 50% overall in a sterling offensive performance.
The Gamecocks will next take on the winner of tomorrow's North Carolina-Ohio State matchup.