A'ja Wilson saw chance to shine at SC

Posted April 04, 2017

And Vivians made a shot to cut South Carolina's lead to nine.

Then there is SC, which beat Stanford 6253.

After Mississippi State shocked the world earlier this week by knocking off the overwhelming national title favorite in UConn, they face No. 1 seed SC on Sunday for the national championship.

SC coach Dawn Staley cuts down the net as she and the team celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas.

As has become customary after one of the state's schools nets national championship win, a University of SC flag is flying over the Statehouse dome, beneath the United States and SC flags.

Later today, SC will be playing Mississippi State for the NCAA title. Then in the Final Four, her buzzer beater ended Connecticut's reign as championships in women's basketball.

Winning the 1st game became turning point: Sindhu
Men doubles: 4-Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ina) bt 6-Ricky Karandasuwardi and Angga Pratama 21-11, 21-15. After winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, Sindhu soon picked up her first Superseries title, at the 2016 China Open.

This will be the first time since 2012 that women's Division I college basketball crowns a champion not named UConn. The Gamecocks struggled in the first half against a tough Cardinal defense. When the time came to play UConn, they still had that game on their mind.

"I've got options now".

The Bulldogs couldn't solve SC, falling to the Gamecocks for the third time this season.

UConn went on to win the next four national championships. No. 2 at 7.0 was Hartford, a market loyal to the University of CT, which lost to Mississippi State in Friday's semifinals. "It also allowed us to branch out and recruit some other players nationally, because if [Wilson's] considering the University of SC, other ones may follow suit".

But Mississippi State battled back despite foul trouble and a scoring drought of more than four minutes in the first half. UConn signed the top incoming high school player in the country, high-scoring 6-foot-1-inch guard Megan Walker and the Huskies have two top transfers, both post players, including 6-foot-6-inch Azura Stevens who played two seasons at Duke and whose transfer prompted criticism of UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. She didn't even travel with the team to Dallas. And while Mississippi State lost both of those games-the first by three and the second by 10-the Bulldogs had also been demolished by UConn in the past.