South Carolina women join men in reaching Final Four

uscwhoops-finalfourSouth Carolina is headed back to the Final Four after topping No. 10/13 Florida State 71-64 in the Elite Eight Monday night at Stockton Arena.

The victory secured the Gamecocks’ second berth in the Final Four in three years and pushed their record to 31-4 on the season. They join the South Carolina men’s team, which punched its firt-ever Final Four ticket on Sunday.

Four Carolina players finished in double figures, including junior guard Kaela Davis, who recorded her third-straight 20-point outing after finishing with a game-high 23. The Suwanee, Ga., native shot 10-of-15 from the floor for a Gamecock team that received 55 points from its backcourt.

Freshman guard Tyasha Harris added a career-best 16 points and grabbed two crucial rebounds late in the contest for Carolina, which weathered a 15-5 fourth-quarter run by the Seminoles. Guard Allisha Gray scored nine of her 11 points in the first half, while fellow junior A’ja Wilson netted 16 points despite spending much of the night in foul trouble. Wilson recorded four blocks, two of which came during the crucial final 30 seconds of the game.

South Carolina’s starters accounted for 69 of its 71 points, with sophomore guard Doniyah Cliney marking the only Gamecock to register a field goal off the bench.

The Gamecocks shot 57.8 percent from the floor and connected on 16 of their 20 free throw attempts. Carolina, which never trailed in the game, scored 16 points off turnovers and accounted for five of the game’s six blocks.

South Carolina advances to the Final Four to face Stanford on Friday.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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