A major key for the Gamecocks was their suffocating defense. They held the Bears to just 28 percent shooting in the first half and 37 percent in the second.
Following the game, 13-year-old Sports Illustrated Kids reporter Max Bonnstetter asked South Carolina head coach Frank Martin about what he prioritizes when teaching the Gamecocks to play tenacious defense. Martin's response is sure to put a smile on your face.
ESPN's Coley Harvey tweeted that Martin made a point to ask "where is my man?" -- in reference to Bonnstetter -- at Saturday's media availability.
Frank Martin opens: "Where is my man?" Meaning SI For Kids reporter. (He'll be here Sunday). Martin: wish I was as articulate at that age. pic.twitter.com/dBIm7XvBYi— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) March 25, 2017
The Gamecocks will face No. 4 seed Florida in the Elite Eight on Sunday at 2:20 p.m. ET on CBS.
-- Sarah Scrivens