Monday, March 20, 2017

USC beat Duke. Here's how the upset appeared in S.C. and N.C. newspapers

"One 'Sweet' Feat"

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 12:54 PM

It wasn't a dream or an illusion. The USC Gamecocks beat the Duke Blue Devils yesterday in the NCAA tournament Sunday night to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the Big Dance.

The Gamecocks had been eliminated in the third round of the SEC tournament a few days earlier, scoring just 53 points in a loss to Alabama. In the second half of Sunday's game, 7th-seed S.C., led by SEC Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwell, scored 65 points to knock off second-seeded Duke. The W is a landmark win for Coach Frank Martin, who is in his fifth season at USC.

The game wrapped up after 11 p.m. last night, so some newspapers didn't have the win front-and-center for today's Newseum.org front pages, but a few did.

Here's how they looked:

Greenville News

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Post and Courier

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The State

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Raleigh News & Observer

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