SEC fines South Carolina $25,000 for celebration

SEC fines South Carolina $25,000 for celebration


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has fined South Carolina $25,000 for the postgame celebration of an upset of No. 25 Kentucky.

The SEC announced the fine Monday for violation of the league's policy restricting access to competition areas. Fans stormed the court to celebrate Saturday's 72-67 win despite repeated warnings.

It was South Carolina's first win over a top 25 team in more than three years and lifted the Gamecocks from last place in the SEC.

SEC policy states that "at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area."

Fines range from $5,000 for a first offense up to $50,000.

It's the third time South Carolina has been fined for violating the policy, with the last one imposed in January 2010.

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