Inside the Locker Room: Gamecocks React to Alabama Loss


The struggles for the South Carolina men's basketball team continued in Nashville today as the Gamecocks lose their SEC opener to Alabama 64-53 and the Gamecock locker room afterwards was a somber one.

"We were up one and didn't get the rebound," Sindarius Thornwell said. "They go up and hit a three. They missed a free throw that I should've grabbed. They had a free throw and a long rebound that I should've come up with and I didn't."

Duane Notice said, "We didn't come out with the same intensity that we normally do. We didn't rebound the ball. We didn't play defense like us... we didn't make shots so a lot of stuff."

"We just had to come out and execute and play hard and get rebounds, but... didn't manage to play as a team and didn't manage to rebound the ball which was mostly because of me."

"I don't think we came out with that aggressive mentality," said P.J. Dozier. "Didn't score the ball enough, missed a few free throws, and that really determined the game."

The Gamecocks now wait for Selection Sunday to see where they will be placed in the NCAA tournament. Most experts have them as a lock to make the tournament. The Gamecocks did not make the tournament last year despite most predictions having them in.

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