There's one basketball team heading to the postseason at South Carolina this year.
Dawn Staley and the Lady Gamecocks earned the #5 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Monday evening during the NCAA Selection Show. The Gamecocks will take on Eastern Michigan in West Layette, Indiana, which is being hosted by Purdue.
Purdue and South Dakota State matchup in the other game at this site with the winners set to play each other on Monday, March 19th.
This is the first NCAA Tournament berth for the Lady Gamecocks since 2003. This is Dawn Staley's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in her four seasons as the Gamecocks' head coach.
South Carolina enters the game with the fourth best scoring defense in the NCAA giving up only 50.5 points per game. The Gamecocks will need that tough defense to match up against point guard Tavelyn James who is one of the leading scorers in the NCAA this year with 24.2 points per game.
This is the ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Lady Gamecocks while this is the second appearance in the tournament for Eastern Michigan.
The game is Saturday March 17th at 11:05 a.m. tip-off.