Before this past season, the USC women raised a banner at Colonial Life Arena recognizing their consensus #1 ranking following the 2019-20 season that ended without an NCAA Tournament. This season of course, the Gamecocks reached the Final Four, no doubt worthy of another banner to the rafters. But not the banner they aspired to. Dawn Staley was hoping to give that 2017 national championship banner a twin this season. A one point loss to Stanford ended those hopes.
Tuesday Staley met with the media via Zoom to review the season and look ahead to what should be another potential national championship season in 2022.