NCAA Basketball

Gamecocks looking to build on Final Four

FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2014, file photo. Temple's Josh Brown. right, tries to block the pass of Delaware's Kory Holden during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Newark, Del. Holden knows many will write off South Carolina because of all the talent the Gamecocks lost from its Final Four team. He says that would be a mistake. The former high-scoring Delaware guard is expected to play a big role this season. (Steen M. Falk/Philadelphia Daily News via AP )

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Kory Holden smiles at the congratulations he hears from South Carolina fans at the team's run to the Final Four last year. He also listens intently when they tell him how hard it will be to duplicate that success, given all the Gamecocks have lost.

Holden understands the concerns - but no way accepts them.

"We got two weeks off after that Final Four run, then we hit the weights," Holden said this week. "Two weeks later, we were right back at it."

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