South Carolina’s Twitter account hilariously trolls Duke after advancing to Sweet 16

Mar 19, 2017; Greenville, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard TeMarcus Blanton (5) celebrates with teammates after beating the Duke Blue Devils in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina’s basketball team would’ve had an awesome weekend even if its NCAA Tournament run ended on Sunday like the experts predicted. Instead, not only did the No. 7 seed Gamecocks get their first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1973, but they also followed it up by upsetting No. 2 seed Duke to move on to the Sweet 16.

After the win, the Gamecock faithful, and most of America, took to Twitter to ridicule the Blue Devils, one of the perpetual villains in all of sports.

No one beat the official account from the University of South Carolina, however:

https://twitter.com/UofSC/status/843662497525776386?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/UofSC/status/843679215069384704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

That link, of course, leads to a giant billboard of Duke’s L.

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The resident underdog story of SEC hoops won not only the game but also Twitter. On the way, the Gamecocks may have also won the hearts of many SEC fans that sympathized with the Gamecocks’ David vs. Goliath struggle. With three teams in the Sweet 16, it’s worth asking the question: Is the SEC a basketball conference now?

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