A&T Women To Play Defending Champs In NCAA Tournament

Leslie Hanson
March 13, 2018

They will play North Carolina A&T in their first round game on Friday at 7:30 p.m.at Colonial Life Arena.

SC is 26-6 this season. The Bears (21-10) will play Virginia (18-10) on Friday at 2 p.m. Virginia is coached by Joanne Boyle, the former Cal coach. The victor will advance to play the victor between California and Virginia in the second round on Sunday.

Should the defending champions advance to the tournament's second weekend, they will travel to Albany, where a potential Elite Eight showdown with No. 1 seed CT awaits. This year marks the fifth-straight season Carolina enters the NCAA Tournament with 25 or more wins. The Gamecocks reached the Final Four for the first time in 2015, winning a regional in Greensboro along the way, before capturing their first NCAA championship in 2017. 2 Mississippi State. A'ja Wilson, the ESPNW and USA Today National Player of the Year, is a walking double-double, averaging 22.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. SC owns a 25-13 record all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including an 11-2 record in games played in Columbia. They beat Hampton 72-65 to win the MEAC tournament on Saturday in Norfolk, Va.

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