South Carolina Wins Women's NCAA Basketball Championship
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 20:14
Stat of the game III: Wilson, Gray and Davis combined to score all but 16 of South Carolina's points. But the 5-foot-5 junior guard struggled getting into the flow in the finale, and admitted that the Bulldogs were exhausted. Bianca Cuevas-Moore turned over the ball for SC and Mississippi State had all the momentum for the first time.
Shortly after her final basket Wilson and the rest of the starters were taken out of the game with the Gamecocks leading by 12 and only 46 seconds remaining.
The Gamecocks are in the second Final Four in three seasons.
Mississippi State's unexpected presence on the biggest stage in women's basketball might be a sign of good things to come for the program.
SC led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter and by eight entering the fourth but saw the margin shrink to four with 6:52 remaining. "I never gave up on winning a national championship - no matter how hard it was, no matter what it was going to look like, no matter how long it was going to take". She coached SC from 1997 to 2008. He's the coach. I'm just a player. UConn has 11 titles overall.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin said a parade for the women's team would take place Sunday.
The University of SC women's basketball team will be honored at a celebration Monday at 4 pm in Colonial Life Arena.
No team had a tougher road to the championship than the second-seeded Bulldogs.
Columbia native A'ja Wilson paved the way for SC, pumping in 23 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while Allisha Gray added 18 points. "She's still one of the big heroes in NCAA women's tournament history".
For the first time in four years, women's college basketball has a new top team, and it wears garnet and black.
SC head coach Dawn Staley celebrates with the championship trophy after Sunday's win.
The players present were Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, Tamika Catchings and Lindsay Whalen.
Robinson was referring to former head coach Susan Walvius. "I have a heck of a team coming back". It was the 14th time this season Walker hit five or more 3-pointers in a game.
But Mississippi State faltered again against a familiar SEC opponent, even after jumping out to a quick 7-1 lead.
The Bulldogs do lose a solid senior class that includes Dominique Dillingham, Ketara Chapel, Breanna Richardson and Chinwe Okorie.
Guard Morgan William sat in the Mississippi State locker room hunched over in a chair Sunday night.
The Gamecocks beat Mississippi State 67-55 in Dallas on Sunday afternoon, completing the run through the postseason all the way to the crown in Dawn Staley's ninth season.
"We cut it back, fought, fought, fought, got it back to 54-50, had possession", MSU coach Vic Schaefer said. Another wasn't selling for less than $700. Troup, one of Alabama's top players, brings several positives as she is not only a high-level scorer at guard, but a strong rebounder and distributor as well. Gov. Henry McMaster ordered that the USC flag be raised over the Statehouse, just as Clemson's was after it won the national championship in football and Coastal Carolina's was for winning the college baseball title. "Only one of them walked off that floor the victor".
Aggressive is the best way to describe this game. Turns out he couldn't make the arrangements. Unfortunately, MSU couldn't sustain the spark Chapel provided in a 67-55 loss to SC in the NCAA tournament's national championship game before a crowd of 19,229 at the American Airlines Center.
Both teams are in the title game for the first time. That brought a huge cheer from the thousands of Mississippi State fans who made the 8-hour trip from Starkville, Mississippi.
Gamecocks star A'ja Wilson led all players with 23 points and added 10 rebounds and was named most outstanding player of championship weekend.