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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Apparently Florida used up all of its 3-point juice in the first half. 0 for so far. Getting good looks, just not making them. South Carolina meantime has been working the boards with abandon, extending possessions.

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South Carolina has trailed at halftime in 3 of its 4 NCAA Tournament games this year. The Gamecocks trailed by 7 at halftime today, the same deficit they faced in the 2nd Round vs Duke. Overall, South Carolina's even on point differential in the 1st half of games this tournament, +40 in the 2nd half.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Gators having a tough time keeping South Carolina from scoring in the paint. PJ Dozier's picking and searching for seams deftly.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida torching the Gamecocks from the arc this half, driving and kicking to find open guys. Very patient and efficient. Gators have seven 3s. Justin Leon, who is averaging 7 points over his last 7 games, has sunk three treys and has 13 at the break. That's the difference.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Great crowd here at the Garden, but the edge goes to South Carolina. Strong showing here in NYC.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Plenty of big names are in attendance at Madison Square Garden to see either South Carolina or Florida advance to the Final Four, including Beatles legend Paul McCartney, country music star and Gamecock fan Darius Rucker, 49ers WR and former Gamecock Bruce Ellington, and NCAA president Mark Emmert.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Gamecocks cut the game to within three, the entire South Carolina bench was standing during Florida's subsequent possession.

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South Carolina was 11-18 inside the paint in the first half, but 3-12 outside of it in the first half. Florida was 10-16 outside the paint in the first half.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

South Carolina just gave late-comers to this party a 20-minute demonstration of what the offense looked like before mid-March. Gamecocks not named Sindarius Thornwell or P.J. Dozier were 4-of-15 from the floor. Florida's Kevarrius Hayes helped that along with three blocks.

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Earlier this season, Florida lost a game to South Carolina in which the Gators were 0-17 on 3-pointers. In the first half today, Florida is 7-12 on 3-pointers. They haven't made more than 8 in a game so far this tournament.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Suddenly some of offense has broken out. Gators have made 4 of last 5. Finding ways to pick apart this zone

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Gonzaga's +22.3 PPG differential is the second largest entering the Final Four in the last 20 seasons, behind only Duke in 1998-99 (+25.9).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Can you believe it? A pair of SEC teams have Madison Square Garden ROCKING. Good energy in here. Strong pace to the game.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

We are redefining rock fight here early. Gamecocks taking advantage of Florida miscues for easy offense. South Carolina makes half court offense tough enough. Coughing it up doesn't help.

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This is the first time Florida has ever played an SEC team in the NCAA Tournament. It's also the first time 2 SEC teams have played in the Elite 8 since 1986, when 11 LSU defeated 1 Kentucky, 59-57.

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Kansas made 49 percent of contested field goals in its first three games of the NCAA tournament but went cold against Oregon. The Jayhawks made only 19 percent of contested field goals in their Elite 8 loss.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Fans chanting "let's go Gamecocks." Sounds suspiciously liken "let's go game clock." Wish it worked.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

The world's most famous arena currently has the world's worst shot clock.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

When Frank Martin talks about what separates SEC hoops play from other conferences, he likes to use the word "physical." We're seeing a physical game in the low post early.