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Top-seeded Gamecocks set for bigger challenge

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The challenges aren't over for top-seeded South Carolina.

Coach Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks understand that despite their first-ever Southeastern Conference championship and No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, they've got plenty left to prove.

That was apparent from Monday night's draw. South Carolina's trip starts some 2,800 miles West of campus in Seattle, by far the longest trek of the four top seeds. Connecticut and Tennessee open at home while Notre Dame starts play in Toledo, Ohio.

Should the Gamecocks advance to the round of 16, they could face a team they've already lost to in North Carolina. And then there's a potential matchup for a Final Four berth with Stanford on the Cardinal's home court.

Staley believes her Gamecocks (27-4) are prepared for whatever comes their way.

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