The South Carolina women’s basketball team took home their first national championship on Sunday night as it took down Mississippi State 67-55.
The Gamecocks, as they had been all season, were led by A’ja Wilson who finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
After the game, South Carolina Twitter was lit, as the likes of Will Muschamp and Steve Spurrier, along with countless others like Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson weighed in and congratulated the Gamecocks on the win.
— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SteveSpurrierUF) April 3, 2017
I'm so proud of Coach Dawn Staley! From a great player to a championship coach. Amazing year!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 3, 2017
Congrats @dawnstaley! #THEBEST#SpursUp!
— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) April 3, 2017
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 3, 2017
Ring up another natty for state of South Carolina. Gamecocks' women's hoops team joins Clemson in football and Coastal Carolina in baseball.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) April 3, 2017
Congratulations to @GamecockWBB on its first NCAA women's basketball championship. And thanks to Mississippi State for a magical run.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) April 3, 2017
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 3, 2017
— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) April 3, 2017
Helluva week for South Carolina. https://t.co/N7Y8wFSDdm
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) April 3, 2017
And students even took to the streets of Columbia to celebrate the victory, even though it’s a Sunday night.
— SEC Country SC (@SECCountrySC) April 3, 2017
The Gamecocks finish the season with a 33-4 record. They beat the runner-up Bulldogs three times this season and won without a key piece in Alaina Coates, who averaged a double-double during the regular season.