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Posted on April 4th, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Mike Harley | @mhar3481 MINNEAPOLIS — South Carolina senior guard Destanni Henderson saved her best game of the season for last, leading the Gamecocks to their second national championship in program history, defeating perennial power Connecticut 64-49 on Sunday night. Henderson scored a career-high 26 points while shooting 9-for-20 from the field, and 3-for-6 …

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Posted on April 4th, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS — Before she carried the national championship trophy to the makeshift stage at center court, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley made a pit stop. She wanted the South Carolina pep band members to pass it around and take pictures with it first. Across the court, Gamecocks superstar …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS — On Tuesday afternoon, before South Carolina’s Final Four semifinal matchup with Louisville, head coach Dawn Staley told the media she wanted to be remembered as an “odds beater.” On Sunday night, she and the Gamecocks will have 40 minutes to officially secure that title. After a …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS — An impassioned Dawn Staley welcomed her players into the timeout huddle, galvanizing them with screams and high fives. The Gamecocks had a nine-point lead, but the win wasn’t yet secured – they were only up 11-2 with five minutes left in the first quarter. But it was …

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Posted on April 1st, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's College Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS – In the past decade, perhaps no other women’s college basketball teams have been as successful as the University of South Carolina and the University of Louisville. The Gamecocks and Cardinals have collected wins, tournament berths and postseason accolades at an unprecedented pace, with head coaches Dawn …

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Posted on April 1st, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four by Mark Alewine

South Carolina (26-10) vs. Gonzaga (36-1) Mark Alewine: Keys For Gonzaga The Bulldogs have swapped with North Carolina all season as the best team in college basketball. Gonzaga has everything to win tonight; elite shooting, dominant post presence, and one of the best defenses in the country. Everything hinges, however, on the ability of 7-1 …

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Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Weekly Roundup by Mark Alewine

After 100 or so hours of college hoops this weekend, decompress with some of the best sports writing from the last week. South Carolina’s upset of Duke Sunday night was the easily the biggest story coming out of the first weekend of March Madness. Michael Baumann of The Ringer gives some great context to the …

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