South Carolina Basketball: 10 best Gamecock moments leading up to the 2017 Final Four

The 10 greatest moments on South Carolina basketball's run to the 2016-2017 Final Four

The South Carolina basketball team made it all the way to the Final Four at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The South Carolina basketball team made it all the way to the Final Four at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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No. 1: South Carolina Basketball Punches Their Ticket to the Final Four with a Big Win over a Familiar Foe in the Elite Eight

The Florida Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks split their two-game season series with each home team coming out on top. The third matchup certainly would be the most important asa trip to the Final Four was the prize. A truly back-and-forth game found two unlikely candidates making the difference on the scoreboard late.

With just under 2:00 to play in the game, freshman Maik Kotsar made his second of two clutch mid-range jumpshots to keep his team ahead. As the clock dwindled, Duane Notice iced the game with a huge (and extremely rare) dunk that whipped the pro-Gamecock crowd into an absolute frenzy as the inevitable victory was sealed.