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.
USA Basketball didn't have to look far for its next women's coach, turning to Cheryl Reeve.
The Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager has been an assistant on the last two Olympic teams. Now she's taking over the U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley knows about point guards. And the Hall of Famer saw all she needed the past few seasons to tell her 6-foot-4 Laeticia Amihere had the makeup to direct top-ranked South Carolina on the court.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach coach Dawn Staley isn't saying if injured point guard Destanni Henderson will play when the top-ranked Gamecocks face Kansas State on Friday night.
Henderson played less than a half in her team's 79-42 win over North Carolina A&T on Monday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley told All-American Aliyah Boston earlier this month that she needed to become more dominant after a sluggish start to the season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley was worried how her top-ranked South Carolina team would handle its next game after its rousing success in The Bahamas.
For a half, Staley had good reason — until the Gamecocks caught fire to put away Elon 79-38 on Friday.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Aliyah Boston spent the offseason working on her fitness to be able to excel late in games.
It's already paid off for South Carolina's star post player, who was dominant in the final quarter of the No.
South Carolina was the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll released Tuesday after a dominant win over then-No.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Dawn Staley's top-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks turned up their defense in the fourth quarter to turn away UConn.
Aliyah Boston had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Gamecocks held the No.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Dawn Staley brought more than her top-ranked South Carolina team to the inaugural women’s Battle 4 Atlantis.
Her best pal — 4-year-old dog Champ — is alongside her as she walks the resort with fans recognizing him by name, in the locker room and even at news conferences.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — After running past Oregon, top-ranked South Carolina is ready to face No. 2 UConn.
Zia Cooke scored 20 points and Laeticia Amihere added 18 to help South Carolina rout No.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Top-ranked South Carolina used a dominant inside presence to run away from Buffalo on Saturday night.
Aliyah Boston scored 19 of her 23 points in the first half of the Gamecocks' 88-60 win in the opening round of the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — There will be a wealth of women's basketball talent in the Bahamas over the next 10 days with seven of the top nine teams in The Associated Press poll playing in a pair of new tournaments on the island.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Dawn Staley remembers when she was just beginning her coaching career when she'd look across the sideline and rarely see a Black female leading the opposing team.
While she now coaches against more Black females, Staley says it doesn't happen nearly enough.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley saw a South Carolina offense she didn't recognize in the opening half against Clemson. Destanni Henderson and Zia Cooke made sure the final 20 minutes were little more to their coach's liking.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina freshman guard Raven Johnson will miss the rest of the season after injuring her left knee in the top-ranked Gamecocks win over South Dakota last Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks sure looked ready for their marquee season-opening matchup of Final Four contenders. They got off to a quick start, played with composure to protect the lead and never let fifth-ranked North Carolina State look comfortable.
Dawn Staley already knows she is facing outsized expectations with what South Carolina's women's basketball program has accomplished.
They come from players, fans and even the university president.
Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It certainly was a big day for Dawn Staley. South Carolina's national championship coach thought it was just as important for women's basketball and gender equity.
Staley and the school announced a new, seven-year contract that will pay her $2.9 million this season and grow to $3.5 million in the final season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley might not be done with Olympic coaching after all.
Staley led the U.S. women to a basketball gold medal at the Tokyo Games earlier this month, then flatly said she would not return for another run at the Olympics in Paris in 2024.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — All eyes will be on Paris now to see if the the U.S. women's team can keep its historic Olympic run after the Americans won their seventh consecutive gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, August 8, at the Tokyo Games:
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird's 17-year Olympic journey will come to an end Sunday.
She hopes it will be with an unprecedented fifth consecutive gold medal when the U.S. plays Japan in the women's basketball championship game.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The next challenge for the U.S. in its quest to win a seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal is Australia as the Americans Monday night drew their rival in the quarterfinals of the women’s basketball tournament.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. can do something no other women's basketball team can at the Tokyo Games: bring former WNBA MVPs Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles off the bench.
The Americans' depth in the post continues to be the difference for the U.S.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. women’s team isn’t clicking at the Tokyo Games the way the Americans would like and one reason is the different styles of play they have encountered so far.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. women’s basketball has won six consecutive gold medals by being able to successfully meld first-time Olympians with veterans.
The Tokyo Games are no different. With six newcomers on the team, USA Basketball’s latest crop of Olympic rookies is giving early indications of being more than up to sustaining the standard of excellence in the American’s pursuit of a seventh straight gold medal.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The Gillom sisters are part of a small group that made big strides in the role of Black female coaches with USA Basketball.
Peggie Gillom-Granderson and her sister Jennifer are two of only five Black females who have been U.S.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Dawn Staley doesn't feel any added pressure being the first Black head coach of the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team.
She has had to handle the pressure of representing her country with USA Basketball for more than two decades.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It's been nearly 30 years since the U.S. women's basketball team lost a game in the Olympics, yet the Americans showed they may be a little bit vulnerable in Tokyo after dropping a pair of exhibition contests last week in Las Vegas.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. assistant Dan Hughes is not the face of the Olympic women’s basketball team and he couldn’t be happier in his supporting role.
The 66-year-old has had more than his share of success but believes his biggest reward is having played a role in the careers of so many coaches, including the American staff.
Four-time Olympic women's basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were chosen as U.S. flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night.
Alvarez, who won a silver medal in speedskating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and Bird were chosen by a vote of fellow U.S.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. women's Olympic team was in unfamiliar territory having dropped two exhibition games in a row for the first time in a decade.
The Americans rebounded with a strong effort to beat Nigeria 93-62 on Sunday in the final pre-Olympic exhibition tune-up for both teams.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Breanna Stewart and her U.S. Olympic teammates aren't panicking, even though they've lost consecutive games for the first time in a decade.
Two days after losing to a team of WNBA All-Stars, the Americans fell to Australia 70-67 on Friday in a pre-Olympic exhibition game.
Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird will try and become the first players ever to win five Olympic gold medals in basketball when the United States women's team begins play at the Tokyo Games.
For USA Basketball, the last stop before the Tokyo Olympics will be Las Vegas.
The men’s and women’s national teams will hold training camps in Las Vegas in July, they announced Thursday, and they’ll be playing seven exhibitions there against other Olympics-bound national teams as well.
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