NEW YORK – Sindarius Thornwell used four 3-pointers and 24 points to help No. 7-seed South Carolina coast past No. 3-seed Baylor, 70-50, in regional semifinal action from Madison Square Garden on Friday.
The Gamecocks led 37-22 at intermission and never looked back, leading by 22 with 4:09 to play. South Carolina will meet either Wisconsin or Florida in Sunday’s regional final, with a berth to the Final Four on the line.
Johnathan Motley was Baylor’s only scorer to reach double figures, scoring 18 points.
Ian Eagle and Donny Marshall called the action on Westwood One Sports.