Don’t worry Gamecocks. It really happened. It’s been fantastic to see the national response and reaction to South Carolina 68-62 win over No. 1 Kentucky last night. South Carolina highlights and celebrations were on every sports channel. Downey made Sportcenter’s Top 10 plays last night as well. Even Heisman winner Mark Ingram from Alabama chimed in on Twitter about Downey’s performance:
INGY22: Respects the heart and passion Devan Downey played with tonight. The man balled out tonight!
The Gamecocks were actually the No. 3 trending topic in America on Twitter last night. Amazing.
Here’s some stories on the Gamecocks’ historic upset:
- Dissed Gamecocks Deliver Season-Changer – Andy Katz, ESPN.com
- Instant Reaction: No. 1 Goes Down – Pat Forde, ESPN.com
- Downey Downs Kentucky – Dana O’Neill, ESPN.com
- Win for the Ages: USC Beats Kentucky – Seth Emerson, The State
- Downey Stamps His Name in USC History – Ron Morris, The State
- Downey’s 30 Helps Gamecocks Shock Top-Ranked Kentucky – Travis Haney, Charleston Post & Courier
- Downey, Carolina Hand Cats First Loss – Jerry Tipton, Lexington Herald-Leader
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