The South Carolina women’s basketball team begins NCAA Tournament play as the hunted team, but feels like they still have something to prove.
After Dawn Staley mused her displeasure about placement in the Albany regional Monday, she was much more focused Thursday, a day in advance of the Gamecocks’ opening-round game against North Carolina A&T.
South Carolina comes into the tournament having not played in 12 days, but capped one of its best stretches of the season culminating in a third-straight SEC Tournament Championship.
Staley previewed her team’s opening matchup below:
With a win, South Carolina would either face California or Staley’s alma mater, Virginia in the second round, also at Colonial Life Arena, Sunday.