The South Carolina Gamecocks have just made history last night, beating Mississippi State in a 67-55 victory in the NCAA Women’s National Championship game – it was the first ever national title in South Carolina’s history.
The team’s star forward, A’ja Wilson, scored a total of 23 points to help secure the victory.
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It was a truly special moment for coach Staley, as she has made the Final Four three times as a player in the past (at Virginia) but never won. She also led the South Carolina Gamecocks to the national semifinals two years ago before losing to Notre Dame.
It was the third loss for Mississippi State against the Gamecocks over this past season. They also lost a game in the regular season, and the SEC Tournament title game.
This was just the sixth time in NCAA Tournament history that 2 teams from the same conference played for the national championship (2 of the other times were also by SEC teams).