Gamecocks back in Tourney for 1st Time Since 2004
The Marquette Golden Eagles and the South Carolina Gamecocks cap off March Madness action in the South Regional on Friday when they meet at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
South Carolina (22-10) will play in its first NCAA Tournament since 2004. This is the ninth time overall in the tournament. Marquette is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013.
Oddsmakers opened the Gamecocks as -1.5-point favorites versus the Golden Eagles, while the game's total opened at 146.5.
Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 64-53 loser as they battled the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Tournament. They failed to cover in the match as a -4-point favorite. South Carolina went 3-6 in its last nine games.
In their last action, Marquette was a 82-76 loser at home against Seton Hall Pirates. They failed to cover the -1.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles won four of their final five regular-season games. They lost to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. They also own a 74-72 victory in January against Villanova.
March Madness Trends and Odds
Team record: 19-12 SU,16-15 ATS
Marquette is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Marquette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Team record: 22-10 SU,12-18 ATS
South Carolina is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
South Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games
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