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South Carolina's Staley looking for consistent scoring

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley relied on experience over talent at times this season to lead the Gamecocks to their first Final Four. She knows that's got to change for her team to take the next step.

Staley started two seniors and three juniors much of the season, while two of the team's top three scorers in Alaina Coates and A'ja Wilson waited on the bench. The strategy worked well with South Carolina winning a school-record 34 games and capturing a second straight Southeastern Conference title.

To get beyond the national semifinals, where the Gamecocks fell 66-65 to Notre Dame earlier this month, Staley understands she needs more scoring punch from the start.

Expect Coates and Wilson in the starting lineup next season.

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