South Carolina basketball hopes their wishes will be fulfilled this Christmas.
South Carolina basketball began its season in late November, starting at 1-2 before COVID’s locker room issues detracted from the season’s momentum.
As it stands, Gamecocks have lost five games and are not sure when they will return to the court.
With the year on a short break, let’s take a look at some items on the basketball wish list for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks.
A game, any game
South Carolina lost its last three games and announced this week that the SEC opening against Kentucky would also be postponed. They were also forced to cancel a season opening show with Coker.
The team played only three games, losing two of them, and it seems that they can’t get into any kind of rhythm. They also don’t have a set schedule for the return, leaving fans eager for any kind of competition, in what was preparing to be a list that could produce an NCAA tournament streak.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see when Gamecocks can get back into action, but that desire is certainly at the top of the list.
NCAA tournament bid
Speaking of the squad, South Carolina entered the year with the hope of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017, when it advanced to the Final Four.
The list is full of experienced guards and expected a challenge for an SEC title. The year was obviously not off to its intended start, as Gamecocks left the games for Liberty and Houston, followed by a two-week hiatus related to COVID, but there is still time to fix the boat.
South Carolina expects a run on the league’s SEC ticket and a chance for a broad offer.
A confrontation with Clemson
The Gamecocks were forced to postpone their annual state rivalry with the Tigers, but both sides expressed a desire to put it back on schedule as soon as South Carolina can resume the game.
Clemson got off to a hot start this year, climbing to 24th in the polls and winning six of his first seven games. The Gamecocks want to extend their winning streak to two in the series, after defeating the Tigers at Clemson last year.
The two schools were forced to cancel the annual football clash, which made fans even more eager to see opponents meet on the court. Hopefully, that wish will come true later this year.