COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had her 66th career double-double and Kamilla Cardoso had a second straight game with double-figure points and rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina dominated underneath for a 79-54 victory over Memphis on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamilla Cardoso is showing South Carolina's inside game is much more than throw it down low to All-American Aliyah Boston.
The 6-foot-7 Cardoso had team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds as the top-ranked Gamecocks used their sizeable height advantage to take down Memphis 79-54 on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said Aliyah Boston's availability for No. 15 UCLA on Tuesday night is a game-time decision.
Boston missed the final two quarters of the top-ranked Gamecocks 85-38 win over Hampton on Sunday after falling hard on a drive to the basket right before halftime.
South Carolina remained the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll released Monday as the Gamecocks keep close watch on the foot injury of reigning Player of the Year Aliyah Boston.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley doesn’t think she’ll be without reigning Associated Press Player of the Year Aliyah Boston for too long, if at all.
Boston will be examined Monday after leaving the top-ranked Gamecocks' 85-38 win over Hampton on Sunday with her right foot in a walking boot.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Even in the early stages of the season, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has her team focused on tournament basketball in March and April.
The Gamecocks closed a cross-country, four-game road trip with a 79-36 victory over Cal Poly Tuesday night that gave her squad a test of what it is going to be like late in the season, where they will have to quickly bounce back.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Before top-ranked South Carolina boarded the bus and left Maples Pavilion after a big win over No. 2 Stanford, coach Dawn Staley had her Gamecocks write letters to Brittney Griner.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dawn Staley pulled her South Carolina women close into the huddle and asked them to fight.
Aliyah Boston heard that one-word request and took charge when it mattered most, delivering as she has day after day during a decorated career.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Ashlyn Watkins stole the ball at half court and knew exactly what she'd do next, throwing down a right-handed dunk that brought her teammates on No. 1 South Carolina to their feet in celebration.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Aliyah Boston was solid as usual, and she's just one of the post players No. 1 South Carolina can send at an opponent in waves.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year coach Lamont Paris didn't have to go far to find a welcome and willing resource on how to go about building a championship program at South Carolina: Gamecocks' women's coach Dawn Staley.
Dawn Staley and South Carolina picked up right where they left off: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending national champion and unanimous preseason No.
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley’s busy offseason after winning another NCAA basketball title has included savoring the victory, lining up team-wide NIL deals and supporting coaches of color.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley said she did not want her players in line for any verbal abuse at BYU, which is why she chose to call off the schools' home-and-home series.
When Staley heard the account of Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson's experience at BYU — Richardson said she heard a racial slur directed at her — the two-time national championship coach “did not want to put her players in that situation.”
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and women's basketball coach Dawn Staley have canceled a home-and-home series with BYU over a recent racial incident where a Cougars fan yelled slurs at a Duke volleyball player.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley will be out front again, this time at Darlington Raceway.
South Carolina's two-time national women's championship coach will drive the pace car for the first race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs — the Southern 500 on Sept.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Consensus college women's basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston turned down a late invitation to the ESPYS awards show, saying the offer was even more hurtful than not being asked to attend.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley has called out ESPN and its ESPY awards show for not inviting national player of the year Aliyah Boston to its ceremonies on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night.
She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus.
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.