Mar 1, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) attempts to dribble around Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (5) during the first half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky at South Carolina final score: Gamecocks shock 17th-ranked Wildcats, 72-67

The Kentucky Wildcats absolutely did not get off to the start to the month of March that they wanted to on Saturday evening as the team once considered one of the best in the nation was stunned by the South Carolina Gamecocks on the road, 72-67.

It seemed as if, especially in the second half, that nothing could go right for Kentucky in this one, and that point was no more evident than when their legendary head coach, John Calipari, was run from the building in the second half after viciously arguing a call with the official. The Wildcats went about the final 10 minutes without their leader on the bench.

As for South Carolina, this was undoubtedly the biggest win for head coach Frank Martin in his short tenure as the man in Columbia. He got a solid effort from his entire team, led by Brenton Williams who finished the night with 24 points, three assists and three steals.

In the waning moments of the game, Kentucky cut the game to just one point after Julius Randle finished off a three-point play, but the Gamecocks hit the free throws they needed to down the stretch to finish this one off.


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