Darius Rucker keeps word, puts on free concert

Darius Rucker keeps his word.

The country music star promised in the fall, to put on a free concert for University of South Carolina students if his alma mater's football team got six wins in the season.

And on Wednesday night, he made good on his promise by performing at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. Rucker and bandmates formed Hootie & the Blowfish while they were students at South Carolina.

The concert happened because of a football pledge, but the school's basketball success was part of the night, too. Fresh off her team's NCAA national championship win, women's coach Dawn Staley addressed the crowd. Men's coach Frank Martin, whose team made its first Final Four appearance this year, took the stage as well.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.