Sunday night saw the women of the South Carolina Gamecocks take home their first ever national championship after defeating the No. 2 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 67–55, in Dallas.
The win comes on the heels of Mississippi State breaking rival UConn’s 111-game winning streak in the semifinals Friday night, though they couldn’t quite muster the same magic against the No. 1 seed on Sunday evening.
The win is a landmark victor for South Carolina as this marks the women’s first ever national title, having only made their first March Madness appearance two years earlier.
Aja Wilson proved the star of the game Sunday night, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the win. Shockingly enough, South Carolina didn’t sink on three point and seemed to avoid outside shots. They attacked the basket, instead, and shot 17–22 from the free-throw line.
The victory came only one day after the Gamecocks men’s basketball team lost in the Final Four in Phoenix.
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