Let's be honest, the South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team must win the SEC Tournament if they are going to have a chance to make the NCAA Tourney. Making the Big Dance is not likely and I hope you realize this unless a miracle run can occur for Coach Horn's team.
I do hold my breath for the NIT but based on their schedule, in my view, they must win at least two of their final three and at least one game in the SEC tourney to have a legit shot in getting a NIT invite. Two wins in the SEC tourney would help the case and seal it for USC. Can they do it?
They have three final regular season games to prove themselves to the selection committees - at UGa, home vs. UT and then at MSU.
Here is USC's resume as of 2/25/11:
|Strength of Schedule||#68|
|RPI Top 50||2-9|
The Gamecocks have two quality wins versus AP #13 Florida and AP #18 Vanderbilt, but they're weighed down by two bad losses against RPI #267 Auburn and RPI #120 Furman.
What is your take...can USC make a run at the NCAA or is the NIT more likely....give some comments....