COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Saniya Rivers, part of South Carolina's No. 1 women's basketball recruiting class this past season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal a day after the Gamecocks celebrated their national championship with a downtown parade.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of fans filled the streets of downtown Columbia for a celebration of South Carolina's second women's basketball national championship Wednesday.
The Gamecocks won the title with a 64-49 victory over UConn in Minneapolis on April 3.
Dawn Staley swore over and over again during her playing days she would never become a coach. Everyone seemingly could see it in her future, everyone but her.
As an elite point guard during her playing career she was always coaching.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers paused a critical day of debate Wednesday to honor the University of South Carolina's national championship women's basketball team in a raucous celebration that included Gamecocks chants and the team's unofficial anthem blaring through the House chamber.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley and South Carolina buttoned up on defense and won their second national championship, stifling UConn for a 64-49 victory Sunday night that ended the Huskies’ undefeated streak in title games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley and Geno Auriemma hugged at midcourt after South Carolina ended UConn's undefeated run in NCAA championship games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley hoisted the championship trophy high, strutted around the court and stopped for a brief victory dance. She handed over the hardware to South Carolina's student band, then headed back to midcourt for more merriment.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Geno Auriemma has 17 years and 10 national titles on Dawn Staley, as Connecticut and South Carolina enter the NCAA championship game.
Auriemma, over his 37 seasons guiding the Huskies, has redefined the standards for success in the sport with his staggering 11-0 record in the final.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's one of the most remarkable records in sports. Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are 11-0 in NCAA championship games.
The Huskies will look to continue that run when they face South Carolina for the women's basketball title on Sunday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley is already in the Hall of Fame as a feisty, fiery point guard. She one day might make it there too, for her coaching career.
So, Staley was asked Saturday, if she was a better player or coach.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The South Carolina Gamecocks held the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 women's poll all season about as tightly as they play defense every night.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — South Carolina and UConn are headed to the women's NCAA championship game.
Aliyah Boston had 23 points and 18 rebounds to back up her AP National Player of the Year award and carry South Carolina past Louisville 72-59 in the semifinals on Friday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Putting women on the same level with men when it comes to swag bags and logos is a starting point, and for Dawn Staley that's all it is.
South Carolina women's coach is not certain there will ever be true equity among the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Walz has had a lot of success getting players to transfer to Louisville over the last few years, including three starters on his Final Four team this season.
He's not the only coach in the Final Four who has bolstered the roster by using the transfer portal as both South Carolina and UConn have found supplemental players from it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aliyah Boston dominated women's college basketball on both ends of the court this season.
The junior forward helped South Carolina go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the country, putting up an SEC-record 27 consecutive double-doubles, and she has helped put the Gamecocks two wins away from the program's second national championship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Mulkey knew she had a rebuilding project when she took over as coach of LSU this season.
The longtime Baylor coach quickly was able to orchestrate an incredible turnaround for the Tigers, who won 26 games — 17 more than last season.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — There was a time, not that many years ago, when predicting the women's NCAA Tournament champion seemed relatively easy.
UConn or Tennessee or Baylor or maybe Stanford, depending on the year.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston headed across the court to join her South Carolina teammates in their celebration when she bumped into assistant coach Fred Chmiel.
Almost immediately, Chmiel jumped into the 6-foot-5 junior’s arms for an exuberant hug.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina has leaned heavily on its defense in the women's NCAA Tournament.
There's no option , Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said, if her players want to stay on the floor and South Carolina wants to keep advancing.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's going to cost fans more to watch South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and her powerhouse Gamecocks next season.
The athletic department said Tuesday it is raising season ticket prices for women's basketball on the 13,784 non-student seats at Colonial Life Arena for the 2022-23 season.
(AP) — The phrase “March Madness” is everywhere this women's NCAA Tournament.
On scoreboards in place of team names during practices. Scrolling on video ribbon boards. On banners inside the arenas.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley said as long as her defense can keep playing this good, her team's bad shooting can fix itself, later in the NCAA Tournament.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said he fully supports Stanford women's coach Tara VanDerveer's initiative to help those in need in Ukraine.
VanDerveer had pledged $10 for every 3-pointer made in the women's NCAA Tournament toward humanitarian efforts for those affected by Russia's invasion.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley sees something familiar in her second-round NCAA Tournament opponent, Miami.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina figured out one way to solve its fourth quarter woes is to hold the opponent to the fewest points ever in a woman’s NCAA Tournament game.
Aliyah Boston scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Gamecocks to a 79-21 victory over Howard on Friday.
Dawn Staley has a sheepish grin, which turns into a smile after a quick glance at the Greensboro Region of the women's NCAA Tournament.
There is sense of pride that exudes from the South Carolina basketball coach when she sees people who look like her, doing what she does and getting the chance to be successful at it.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even in a season that finished with South Carolina selected as the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Gamecocks have had a chance to grow and learn through their two losses.
South Carolina finished the season where it started: at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll.
The Gamecocks were the top choice all season long and became the first team since UConn in the 2017-18 season to be No.
Dawn Staley and South Carolina are once again a No. 1 seed in the women's basketball NCAA Tournament — a familiar role for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina earned the the top overall seed in this year's tournament field, which was announced Sunday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida women’s basketball coach Kelly Rae Finley’s recently signed five-year contract is worth $740,000 annually.
The University Athletic Association released her contract Wednesday in response to a public records request.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley will have injured center Kamilla Cardoso as part of her rotation for the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament this week.
Staley said Wednesday the 6-foot-7 Cardoso had practiced with the team this week and is expected to play when the No.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley and her top-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks have taken care of one goal by winning their sixth Southeastern Conference women's basketball regular season title.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston has been named the Southeastern Conference women's player of the year and for the third straight year she has honored as the league's top defensive player.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — South Carolina took over late in a tight game away from the comforts of home, something that could be good practice for the postseason.
Destanni Henderson tied her career high with 23 points and Aliyah Boston had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead No.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't pay attention to her own guideline earlier this week. Turns out Aliyah Boston had no problem staying the course for the top-ranked Gamecocks.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Top-ranked South Carolina will be without its top two reserves when the Gamecocks hit the road to take on Kentucky and No. 17 Georgia this week.
Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said forwards Laeticia Amihere and Kamilla Cardsos are competing with their national teams in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournament.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has had the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in women's basketball two of the past three years.
The Gamecocks are deep and talented, which can be good and bad for an incoming, highly decorated recruit.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Aliyah Boston made another double-double look routine. She may have set a new bar for interior defense, too.
Boston had 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds for her 14th consecutive double-double, leading top-ranked South Carolina to a 62-50 victory at Florida on Sunday that extended its winning streak to eight.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 22 points and 12 rebounds for her 13th straight double-double, and No. 1 South Carolina improved to 9-0 against ranked opponents this season with a 69-40 victory over No.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston is not sure she's doing anything special, other than helping No. 1 South Carolina win. She might be the only one who sees it that way.
“I think the crowd is double-double watching,” Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said with a laugh.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina won't get the chance to beat ninth-ranked UConn for a second time this season.
Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said Sunday night that Thursday night's contest with the Huskies was called off so South Carolina would substitute Mississippi to play a game that had been postponed from earlier this season.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Aliyah Boston and Destanni Henderson each scored 19 points and No. 1 South Carolina beat Arkansas 61-52 on Sunday.
Boston also had 13 rebounds for South Carolina (17-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference).
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley saw the raw skill and youthful energy when scouting Aliyah Boston in high school. Now, South Carolina's coach is watching a player who's transformed herself into one of the best in the game.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 13 LSU 66-60 on Thursday night, ending the Tigers' 13-game winning streak.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley acknowledged Wednesday that her top-ranked team will be missing some players when the Gamecock face No. 13 LSU, though that was about she said about the situation.
South Carolina remained the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll on Monday despite experiencing its first loss of the season last week.
Bruce Pearl hasn’t had to venture too far in recruiting top talent for his 12th-ranked Auburn men’s basketball team. The same is true on the women’s side for Dawn Staley and No. 1 South Carolina.
Sitting between their Southeastern Conference campuses – one state over, in each case — is an Atlanta market fertile with top-flight talent and future pro players.
A relatively quiet week because of the holidays left The Associated Press women's college basketball poll mostly unchanged.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina has stuffed its win column with impressive victories against quality opponents during its unblemished start to the season.
The Gamecocks have victories against six ranked women’s basketball teams, including five in the top 10.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When South Carolina is at its best, the top-ranked Gamecocks use their length and size to overwhelm opponents with withering and relentless efforts on the glass.
The formula is working against everybody so far, even the rest of the nation’s top teams.