Top-seeded Gamecocks set for bigger challenge - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Top-seeded Gamecocks set for bigger challenge

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The challenges aren't over for top-seeded South Carolina.

Coach Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks understand that despite their first-ever Southeastern Conference championship and No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, they've got plenty left to prove.

That was apparent from Monday night's draw. South Carolina's trip starts some 2,800 miles West of campus in Seattle, by far the longest trek of the four top seeds. Connecticut and Tennessee open at home while Notre Dame starts play in Toledo, Ohio.

Should the Gamecocks advance to the round of 16, they could face a team they've already lost to in North Carolina. And then there's a potential matchup for a Final Four berth with Stanford on the Cardinal's home court.

Staley believes her Gamecocks (27-4) are prepared for whatever comes their way.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • #4 Florida scores 11 runs in 8th to beat #18 Mississippi State

    #4 Florida scores 11 runs in 8th to beat #18 Mississippi State

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:45:08 GMT
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives

    Deacon Liput had two hits and four RBIs during Florida's 11-run rally in the eighth inning and the Gators beat Mississippi State 12-3 Friday to reach the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals. Florida (42-15) plays Saturday against the winner of Friday night's game between Mississippi State (36-23) and Arkansas.

    Deacon Liput had two hits and four RBIs during Florida's 11-run rally in the eighth inning and the Gators beat Mississippi State 12-3 Friday to reach the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals. Florida (42-15) plays Saturday against the winner of Friday night's game between Mississippi State (36-23) and Arkansas.

  • Alex Lange shuts out Kentucky 10-0 as LSU advances to semifinal of SEC Tourney

    Alex Lange shuts out Kentucky 10-0 as LSU advances to semifinal of SEC Tourney

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:42 AM EDT2017-05-26 08:42:41 GMT
    Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)

    Junior right-hander Alex Lange fired seven shutout innings Thursday night, and senior shortstop Kramer Robertson drove in four runs to lead third-ranked LSU to a 10-0 SEC Tournament win over Kentucky at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

    Junior right-hander Alex Lange fired seven shutout innings Thursday night, and senior shortstop Kramer Robertson drove in four runs to lead third-ranked LSU to a 10-0 SEC Tournament win over Kentucky at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

  • Arkansas tosses no-hitter on Auburn in SEC baseball tournament

    Arkansas tosses no-hitter on Auburn in SEC baseball tournament

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:12:18 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    The Auburn baseball team was eliminated from the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament, falling to Arkansas 11-0 in seven innings at the Hoover Met Thursday.  The Razorbacks improved to 40-16 while the Tigers fell to 35-24.

    The Auburn baseball team was eliminated from the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament, falling to Arkansas 11-0 in seven innings at the Hoover Met Thursday.  The Razorbacks improved to 40-16 while the Tigers fell to 35-24.

Powered by Frankly