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University of South Carolina fined $25,000 after students storm court

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks  are 11-18 this season. (Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images) South Carolina is 11-18 this season. (Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images)

The University of South Carolina has been fined $25,000 by the SEC after its student section stormed the court following the Gamecocks' 72-67 victory over No. 17 Kentucky on Saturday.

The fine comes for the school's violation of a conference rule against students coming onto the court. It was South Carolina's first win over Kentucky since 2010.

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From CBSSports' Matt Norlander:

Dating back to December of 2004, the SEC remains the only conference in college basketball with a tiered fining system in place for its schools that break protocol against court storming ... A first-time violation is $5,000, with a second breaking of the rule upping to $25,000 and a third/all ensuing offenses equaling a $50,000 punishment against the school.

South Carolina's next contest is against No. 1 Florida on Tuesday.

The school's president admitted he also took part in the celebration.

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