South Carolina gains advantage riding bus
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South Carolina gains advantage riding bus

Duke and North Carolima usually enjoy the edge playing in backyard

Photo: NCAA lifted ban on South Carolina when Confederate flag brought down

The NCAA Tournament is called the Big Dance, but for such a fancy date Frank Martin and his South Carolina basketball players are happy to travel by bus instead of a haughtier NCAA-chartered jet.

South Carolina has improbably found itself with a quasi-home team for the first two rounds if the Gamecocks win their opener against Marquette Friday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. It’s just a 103-mile bus drive from their Columbia campus to Greenville. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

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