South Carolina 67, Mississippi State 55 / Final / W Final Four

Sun, April 2, 2017 6:00 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: Dallas, TX [N]  
Lady Bulldogs (55)
Gamecocks (67)
Tournament Seedings: South Carolina #3, Mississippi State #7
Score by Period: Mississippi State 14-12-18-11 - 55   South Carolina 18-18-16-15 - 67  
Officials: Dee Kantner, Brenda Pantoja, Tina Napier
Attendance: 19,229
AP Game Recap

DALLAS (AP) Dawn Staley finally could raise an NCAA championship trophy.

A'ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

Staley made the Final Four three times as a player at Virginia but never won. She also led the Gamecocks to the national semifinals two years ago before losing to Notre Dame.

Once the final buzzer sounded, Staley grabbed the trophy and paraded it around the court high over her head.

The victory in front of a sellout crowd came one day after the Gamecocks men's basketball team lost in the Final Four in Phoenix.

Mississippi State had all the momentum on its side after a shocking win over UConn on Friday night that ended the Huskies' record 111-game winning streak.

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Matchup History
Season Series: South Carolina, 3-0 Previous 3 Seasons: South Carolina, 7-0 Since 2002: South Carolina, 14-6
MSST 43 SC 69
SC 60 MSST 53
SC 39 MSST 49
MSST 58 SC 54
SC 73 MSST 87
MSST 47 SC 75
MSST 55 SC 48
SC 62 MSST 72
SC 75 MSST 79
MSST 79 SC 83
SC 79 MSST 64

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MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, USG%: Usage Percentage (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), Eff: Efficiency score

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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