Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley addressed the media alongside players Aliyah Boston and Destanni Henderson, Thursday. South Carolina, the No. 1 overall seed, will open the NCAA Tournament on its home floor against 16th-seeded Howard at 2 p.m., Friday. Howard defeated Incarnate Word, 55-51, in an opening-round game, Wednesday. If the Gamecocks advance, they will face the winner of 8 Miami (FL)/9 South Florida, Sunday.