COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows there’s a different, more intense feel at practice — and that’s showing in game after game this fall.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has signed five-star guard Eniya Russell for next season.
The school announced the signing Saturday. Russell is a six-foot guard from Baltimore who was...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had a debut for South Carolina like no other.
The freshman had 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead the No. 8 Gamecocks to a 103-43 win over...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The NCAA has turned down South Carolina's request for a waiver to make Texas transfer Destiny Littleton immediately eligible to play for the Gamecocks.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's national basketball team's college tour is set to tip off next month.
USA Basketball announced Wednesday that members of the women's team will play...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley didn't get to spend much time savoring her U.S. team's run to the FIBA AmeriCup championship. Less than two days later, the national coach was back barking orders...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is ready to coach the game's best, just not yet.
Staley, the U.S. national women's coach and head coach at South Carolina, will leave Monday for Miami for a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi want their USA Basketball legacy to be more than just winning medals.
The four-time Olympic gold medalists came up with an idea for a training...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's national basketball team is keeping its coaching staff intact for the Olympics.
World Cup assistants Dan Hughes, Cheryl Reeve and Jen Rizzotti will return...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Texas guard Destiny Littleton is transferring to South Carolina.
Littleton is a 5-foot-9 guard who came to the Longhorns as a McDonald's All-American and...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan will take her name from the NCAA transfer portal and play her senior season with the...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Te'a Cooper intends to leave the program.
Team spokeswoman Diana Koval said Wednesday that Cooper's name is in the NCAA's transfer portal. Cooper,...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley doesn't enjoy watching her last game against Baylor, even as the Gamecocks prepare for another shot at the top-seeded Lady Bears in the Sweet...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With 42 seconds left and South Carolina leading by one, coach Dawn Staley decided to put the game in the hands of her junior point guard Tyasha Harris.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina and Florida State will meet for the third time in the past five seasons in the NCAA Tournament — only this one is a couple of rounds earlier.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is feeling a whole lot better about her team than she was two weeks ago.
South Carolina returned to playing with the swagger and defensive intensity that...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is confident the fourth-seeded Gamecocks "can beat anybody" in the NCAA Tournament — if they figure out a way to play defense.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hopes her Gamecocks can cap off a somewhat disappointing season with a strong performance in the NCAA Tournament.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley does not think her players are done achieving big things, no matter how bad the No. 12 Gamecocks looked early on in their first season without All-American A'ja Wilson.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Te'a Cooper scored 18 points and Tyasha Harris had 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help No. 16 South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 80-69 on Monday night.
The Gamecocks have won 10 in a row, and 11 of 13 under coach Dawn Staley, against Vanderbilt.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tyasha Harris and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 16 points apiece on Monday night and No. 19 South Carolina defeated No. 25 Missouri 79-65 in a game that started with both teams gathering at midcourt to defuse any lingering tension from a testy game last season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court.
That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met.
"I don't foresee anything happening like happened last year" Staley said Sunday.
Few could've saw it coming — allegations of racial slurs, a lawsuit, verbal jabs, all after a women's basketball game.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Te'a Cooper hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 16 points, leading No. 25 South Carolina past Temple 88-60 on Friday night in the 600th game as a head coach for the Gamecocks' Dawn Staley.
Tyasha Harris added 12 points for South Carolina (7-4), which had a season-high 15 3-pointers in 31 attempts.
Staley left Temple after eight seasons and a 172-80 record and is in her 11th season with the Gamecocks, going 257-91.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and No. 25 South Carolina beat Purdue 82-73 in double overtime on Sunday.
Herbert Harrigan had a basket to start a 7-0 spurt that gave the Gamecocks a 76-69 lead in the second overtime on their way to the win.
Herbert Harrigan's reverse layup with 21.2 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 55-all.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bianca Cuevas-Moore scored 12 points on four 3-pointers, Alexis Jennings sank all five of her shots for 10 points and No. 22 South Carolina beat Appalachian State 80-50 on Wednesday night.
The Gamecocks hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter for a 27-15 lead, and made six more 3s by the intermission for a 26-point lead. Doniyah Cliney and Te'a Cooper each made three 3-pointers in the half as South Carolina was 12 of 18 from distance and shot 65 percent from the field.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knows her team can pound the ball inside. Once the No. 4 Lady Bears started hitting 3-pointers Sunday night, she knew No. 18 South Carolina wasn't going to be much trouble.
Baylor (7-0) made seven of its first 10 shots to jump out to a 16-3 lead. The Lady Bears scored 32 points in the first quarter — tied for the most ever against the Gamecocks (4-4).
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina's run in the top 10 is over.
The Gamecocks fell out of the first 10 teams in the AP women's basketball poll on Monday after being ranked that high for the past 89 consecutive weeks dating back to Jan. 6, 2014. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn and Notre Dame.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Maryland coach Brenda Frese doesn't mind learning her team is resilient early if they can figure out a way to win.
The No. 9 Terrapins (4-0) beat No. 10 South Carolina 85-61 on Sunday in a game where they fell behind by 12 midway through the first quarter, but led 22-19 by the time the period ended. It was part of a 26-1 run where Maryland scored on 12 of its next 15 possessions
"South Carolina came out with the first punch, but I loved the fact we settled in," Frese said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's sloppy 69-57 win over Clemson on Thursday night was one of those games where the Gamecocks were thankful to get a win and move on.
The Gamecocks (2-0) are still trying to adjust to a new style of play. They were dominant inside the past few years, but now are focusing more on faster guard play. It's still a work in progress. The Gamecocks turned the ball over 27 times and shot just 36 percent.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hasn't sat still in her first season without consensus national player of the year A'ja Wilson.
Staley's Gamecocks announced a pair of five-star signings in 6-foot-3 forward Laeticia Amihere and 6-foot guard Brea Beal.
Amihere is from Milton, Ontario, and made a splash as a 15-year-old in 2017 when she became the first Canadian woman to dunk in a game. She is rated the No. 10 prospect overall by ESPN.
NEW YORK (AP) — When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren't many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere.
"Everyone that was helping me was men," she said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Men like John Chaney, John Thompson, Nolan Richardson took me under their wing. I had so much respect for them that I was able to learn and they were kind enough to teach."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley began fall practice Thursday, hoping her experience leading some of the world's best players to a FIBA World Cup crown can help mold the young Gamecocks into a championship group.
Staley was leading practice on campus, just four days after guiding the U.S. national women's basketball team to its third consecutive World Cup title in the Canary Islands in Spain.
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. It's gold medal or bust.
She experienced it first as a player with the U.S., then as an assistant and now as the team's head coach. She's been successful in each position, helping the Americans win gold.
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense.
The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-40 win over pesky Nigeria on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Women's Basketball World Cup.
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — U.S. coach Dawn Staley knows her team is a work in progress.
With a lack of training time as a group, each game is an opportunity to improve chemistry on the court.
The opener against Senegal didn't start out well, with the Americans trailing Senegal by eight points before wearing the African nation down in an 87-67 victory on Saturday in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again.
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again.
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
Bird is on the American squad for a record fifth time and can get an unprecedented fourth gold medal.
She'll be joined on the U.S. roster by Seattle Storm teammates Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd. The trio helped the Storm win the WNBA championship last week sweeping the Washington Mystics.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Dawn Staley and USA Basketball are used to players showing up in the final days before the world championship.
It's an ongoing issue with the current world cup format since the tournament begins right after the WNBA season ends.
"It's familiar territory," she said. "I watched Geno (Auriemma) go through. You don't fret it. It is what it is. ... You just add the players in as they come. They understand this game. We won't put anything in they haven't seen before."
A'ja Wilson was mobbed by her USA Basketball teammates after practice when they were told she was the WNBA Rookie of the Year.
She won in a landslide as the unanimous choice. Wilson received all 39 votes from a national media panel.
"It means a lot with that rookie class," Wilson said. "There are so many great players."
The No. 1 pick in the draft this past April averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks for Las Vegas.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A'ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum helped the U.S. women's national team avoid its first home loss in nearly 19 years.
The Las Vegas Aces teammates were key in the Americans' rally from 16-down to beat Canada 74-68 on Saturday in an exhibition game.
Wilson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Plum added eight points.
"I didn't fret the score," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "I knew I was very sure we'd make a run and sure we'd get back in the game."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley told the U.S. national team players, many returning to college soon, to keep working and improving no matter who is on the court.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a training camp and exhibition game at Colonial Life Arena.
The Americans are led by South Carolina coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley.
The women's team will convene at South Carolina on Sept. 3 and hold an intra-squad scrimmage at Colonial Life Arena on Sept. 5.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is changing its approach this season, turning to its deep group of guards to keep the four-time Southeastern Conference Tournament champions on top.
Coach Dawn Staley led the team to a national title in 2017, largely with a run of players like Alaina Coates and last year's consensus national player of the year A'ja Wilson.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Anne Donovan was remembered as a gentle, kind, patriotic and loyal woman at a memorial service Saturday.
The 56-year-old Basketball Hall of Famer died on June 13 of heart failure and a few hundred people, including former players, coaches, referees and friends, filled the Paramus Catholic High School auditorium where she starred in the late 1970s.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk.
Missouri is paying the $50,000. One half of the settlement will go to INNERSOLE, a nonprofit foundation co-founded by Staley. The other half will go to Staley's attorneys.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Bianca Cuevas-Moore will be back with the Gamecocks next season, just over a month after West Virginia announced the 5-foot-6 guard was joining the Mountaineers.
Staley said Friday in a university release that Cuevas-Moore is staying at South Carolina after initially planning to transfer. Staley said that "Bianca and I have had our ups and downs, but my love for her has never wavered."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson leading scorer Nelly Perry is changing sides in the Palmetto State's biggest sports rivalry.
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley announced that Perry is joining the Gamecocks as a graduate transfer. Perry had led the Tigers with 12.7 points a game in the 2016-17 season, but missed last year with a shoulder injury. Perry, a 5-foot-10 guard, decided to leave Clemson after coach Audra Smith was let go in March.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The WNBA's No. 1 draft says she was surprised when the University of South Carolina announced it will build a statue in her honor.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports the announcement was made Saturday, just after A'ja Wilson crossed the stage Saturday at Colonial Life Arena during graduation.
SEATTLE (AP) — It was the team's first game in almost two years. But Sylvia Fowles already could feel things clicking.
Fowles scored 14 of her 16 points during a 25-0 run and the United States rolled past China 83-46 on Thursday night in a women's basketball exhibition game.