As the number-one ranked University of South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball team gets set for a Final Four matchup with the University of Louisville in Minneapolis on Friday night, the excitement is palpable in the Midlands.
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees held a vote Thursday to approve the contract for a new head coach. The vote to approve Lamont Paris to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach passed with only a single no vote.
South Carolina Athletics has finalized ticket information for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament First Four game and single-session tickets for first- and second-round games to be played in Columbia, S.C., at Colonial Life Arena. The NCAA has also announced game times for First Four and first-round games at all sites.
Aliyah Boston posted her 23rd consecutive double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds as top-ranked South Carolina beat Mississippi 61-51 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference women’s tournament semifinals.
Destanni Henderson tied her career high with 23 points and Aliyah Boston had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 South Carolina to a 71-57 win over Mississippi in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Zia Cooke had 18 points, Aliyah Boston had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 South Carolina bounced back from its first loss of the season with an 80-68 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.