Five Palmetto State teams make the NCAA Tournament

It’s a historic year for basketball fans across South Carolina. The NCAA Tournament features Gamecocks, Tigers, Blue Hose, and Cougars.

An aerial image of a basketball court with players and fans in the stands.

Our neighbors up I-85 in Charlotte will host First Round games.

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The Palmetto State is taking over the NCAA tournaments. Clemson, Presbyterian, Carolina, and College of Charleston are dusting off their dancing (or should we go ahead and just call it shagging?) shoes. Fill out your brackets.

Looking forward

Up next for Clemson:

  • After finishing fifth in the ACC, the No. 6 seed Tigers (MBB) will face off against No. 11 New Mexico in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament in Memphis, TN on Friday, March 22. Secure your seats.

Up next for Carolina:

  • The No. 6 seed Gamecocks (MBB) will take on No. 11 Oregon in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, March 21. Secure your seats.
  • The No. 1 seed Gamecock women’s basketball team will face off against the winner of No. 16 Presbyterian or Sacred Heart at Colonial Life Arena.

Up next for Presbyterian:

  • Presbyterian (WBB) — in its first-ever tournament — will face off against Sacred Heart in a play-in game for the chance to take on the No. 1 seed Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena.

Up next for College of Charleston:

  • After clinching the CAA Championship in thrilling fashion, the No. 13 seed Cougars (MBB) will take on No. 4 Alabama in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament in Spokane, WA on March 22. Secure your seats.

Looking back

Gamecock fans won’t soon forget the last time both the men’s and women’s basketball teams made it to the tournament together in 2017. Clemson’s seen its own bracket success over the years, and some hurt where wins were vacated from 1990.

We’ve collaborated with our friends at COLAtoday and CHStoday to create an interactive timeline highlighting significant NCAA Tournament appearances by schools across the state.

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