2017-18 South Carolina Gamecocks Men's Basketball Team
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2017%E2%80%9318 South Carolina Gamecocks Men's Basketball Team
2017-18 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball
South Carolina Gamecocks basketball wordmark.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2017-18 record17-16 (7-11 SEC)
Head coachFrank Martin (6th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaColonial Life Arena
Seasons
← 2016-17
2018-19 →
2017-18 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 19 Auburn 13 5   .722     26 8   .765
No. 13 Tennessee 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
No. 23 Florida 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
10 8   .556     26 11   .703
Missouri 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Arkansas 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Mississippi State 9 9   .500     25 12   .676
Texas A&M 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Alabama 8 10   .444     20 16   .556
LSU 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Georgia 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
South Carolina 7 11   .389     17 16   .515
Vanderbilt 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
Ole Miss 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
+ 2018 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017-18 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team represented the University of South Carolina during the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach, Frank Martin, was in his sixth season at South Carolina. The team played its home games at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina as a member of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 17-16, 7-11 in SEC play to finish in a tie for 11th place. They defeated Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament before losing in the second round to Arkansas.

Previous season

The Gamecocks finished the 2016-17 season 26-11, 12-6 in SEC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament to Alabama.[1] They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed in the East region.[2] In the First Round, they defeated No. 10-seeded Marquette, the school's first NCAA Tournament win since 1974.[3] They then defeated No. 2-seeded Duke to earn a trip to the Sweet Sixteen.[4] In the Sweet Sixteen, they blew out No. 3 seed and No. 12-ranked Baylor by 20 points to earn a trip the Elite Eight.[5] In the Elite Eight, they defeated fellow SEC-member No. 4-seeded Florida to advance to the first Final Four in school history.[6] There the Gamecocks lost to the West Region's No. 1 seed, Gonzaga.[7] The 26 wins marked the most wins in school history.

Offseason

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Sindarius Thornwell 0 G 6'5" 211 Senior Lancaster, SC Graduated/2017 NBA draft
Rakym Felder 4 G 5'10" 210 Freshman Brooklyn, NY Suspended from the team due to an assault[8]
TeMarcus Blanton 5 G 6'5" 206 RS Sophomore Locust Grove, GA Retired from basketball due to a hip injury[9]
Duane Notice 10 G 6'2" 225 Senior Woodbridge, ON Graduated
Ran Tut 14 F 6'9" 210 Junior Melbourne, Australia Graduate transferred to Angelo State
P. J. Dozier 15 G 6'6" 205 Sophomore Columbia, SC Declare for 2017 NBA draft
Justin McKie 20 G 6'4" 204 Senior Columbia, SC Graduated
Sedee Keita 24 F 6'9" 240 Freshman Philadelphia, PA Transferred to St. John's
Jarrell Holliman 31 F 6'7" 206 RS Junior Alpharretta, GA Walk-on; left the team due to personal reasons
John Ragin 34 G 6'2" 177 Sophomore Eastover, SC Walk-on; didn't return

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Frank Booker 5 G 6'4" 190 RS Senior Augusta, GA Transferred from Florida Atlantic. Will be eligible to play immediately since Booker graduated from Florida Atlantic.
Wesley Meyers 10 G 6'2" 186 RS Senior Brooklyn, NY Transferred from Maine. Will be eligible to play immediately since Meyers graduated from Maine.

2017 recruiting class

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
David Beatty
#32 SG
Philadelphia, PA Imhotep Institute Charter High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Ibrahim Doumbia
#32 PF
Miami, FL Miami Country Day School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Felipe Haase
#56 C
Los Angeles, CA Cathedral High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (110 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jason Cudd
C
Myrtle Beach, SC Socastee High School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (110 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Justin Minaya
SG
Old Tappan, NJ Northern Valley Regional High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 28   Rivals: 23  ESPN: 23
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "South Carolina 2017 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016.
  • "2017 South Carolina Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2016.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2016.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016.

2018 recruiting class

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jermaine Couisnard
SG
East Chicago, IN Montverde Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Alanzo Frink
PF
Roselle, NJ Roselle Catholic High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*
W  
 15-   12-   3- 
*

L  
 15-   7-   3- 
Regular season
*
W   1-0
 13-   10-   4-  (3,400)
*

W   2-0
 15-   10-   3-  (12,136)
*

L   2-1
 10-   9-   5-  (700)
*

W   3-1
 15-   7-   9-  (987)
*

W   4-1
 14-   5-   6-  (1,774)
*
W   5-1
 26-   10-   7-  (1,335)
*

L   5-2
 14-   9-   2-  (6,081)
*
W   6-2
 17-   10-   4-  (10,832)
*
W   7-2
 19-   10-   3-  (10,205)
*
W   8-2
 19-   9-   4-  (11,734)
*

L   8-3
 12-   9-   1-  (8,031)
*
W   9-3
 17-   8-   6-  (11,305)

L   9-4
(0-1)
 21-   13-   5-  (5,849)

L   9-5
(0-2)
 18-   5-   2-  (9,846)

W   10-5
(1-2)
 27-   8-   2-  (11,391)

L   10-6
(1-3)
 15-   5-   2-  (10,909)

W   11-6
(2-3)
 17-   9-   4-  (10,523)

W   12-6
(3-3)
 27-   8-   5-  (16,200)

L   12-7
(3-4)
 16-   5-   5-  (18,000)

W   13-7
(4-4)
 Myers-   12-   4-  (10,151)
*

L   13-8
 16-   7-   4-  (14,142)

L   13-9
(4-5)
 23-   6-   7-  (11,042)

L   13-10
(4-6)
 16-   8-   4-  (10,504)

L   13-11
(4-7)
 12-   7-   4-  (14,956)

L   13-12
(4-8)
 17-   5-   2-  (14,629)

L   13-13
(4-9)
 19-   9-   4-  (13,126)

W   14-13
(5-9)
 19-   11-   3-  (14,995)

W   15-13
(6-9)
 15-   9-   5-  (11,529)

L   15-14
(6-10)
 19-   12-   3-  (8,612)

W   16-14
(7-10)
 25-   7-   4-  (11,269)

L   16-15
(7-11)
 27-   11-   4-  (9,121)
SEC Tournament


W   17-15
 21-   11-   7-  (8,190)


L   17-16
 15-   11-   3-  (11,752)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See also

References


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