South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball

South Carolina, the top overall seed, beat North Carolina, while Texas topped Ohio State in a game that came down to the final seconds.

South Carolina, hungry for its first national championship title in five years, edged North Carolina in the round of 16 in the N.C.A.A. women’s tournament..

While the Tar Heels have been on a disruptive path in the Greensboro region, sending fourth-seeded Arizona packing on its home court

But the win did not come easily. South Carolina struggled to keep up with the speedy Tar Heels in the first half as they repeatedly drove downcourt, staying low and fast down the lane.

Deja Kelly, North Carolina’s sophomore guard, danced around South Carolina’s defense to lead her team with 23 points.

But Destanni Henderson and Zia Cooke responded with the speed and scoring the Gamecocks needed to stay afloat.

Henderson finished with 13 points and Cooke scored 15, ending the second quarter on her back after a successful jump shot

When they missed a basket, Boston came in and finished it off with two, three, sometimes four Tar Heels nearly hanging off her.

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