In Upset, South Carolina Heading to Final Four

Beats Florida to reach Final Four for first time
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2017 3:48 PM CDT
South Carolina forward Chris Silva (30) grabs a rebound against Florida during the second half of the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26,...   (Julio Cortez)
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(Newser) – South Carolina has completed its surprise run to the Final Four, the AP reports. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks held on down the stretch to beat 4-seed Florida 77-70 in the East Region final in New York Sunday. The Gamecocks' tournament run included upsets of 2-seed Duke—the preseason No. 1-ranked team—and 3-seed Baylor. South Carolina joins Gonzaga and Oregon in the national semifinals. Kentucky and North Carolina meet later Sunday to determine the last spot in Phoenix. This is South Carolina's first trip to the Final Four, according to Bleacher Report. (Read more Final Four stories.)

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