Dawn Staley has the USC women’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament. It is the team’s first trip to the NCAA Tourney under Staley. The Gamecocks are a five seed in the Fresno Regional and will play 12 seed Eastern Michigan in the opening round Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana. With a win, the Gamecocks will most likely have to play Purdue on its home court in the second round. Stanford is the top seed in the Regional.
This is USC’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2003, and its ninth overall appearance. They are 8-8 all-time in the event. This is the seventh time Staley has led a team to the tournament. The other six were during her run at Temple.
USC is 23-9 and EMU is 23-8. Saturday’s game will tip at 11:05 AM.
AUDIO: Dawn Staley on NCAA Tournament bid [4:14]