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South Carolina completed the 10th undefeated season in women's college basketball history with Sunday's national championship win over Caitlin Clark and Iowa. The Gamecocks are now the fifth program to achieve the feat, joining Texas, Baylor, Tennessee and UConn. 

Speaking of the Huskies, who finished undefeated a record six times, Staley secured her third national title to join UConn coach Geno Auriemma on an exclusive and star-studded list. The only Division I women's college basketball coaches with at least three titles are now Staley, Auriemma, Pat Summitt, Kim Mulkey and Tara VanDerveer. 

While South Carolina finished 38-0, it endured a few bumps along the road. Tennessee nearly upset the Gamecocks in the SEC Tournament semifinals, but Kamilla Cardoso saved the day with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win it. Then, in the Sweet 16, Indiana mounted an incredible comeback against South Carolina before falling just short. 

Still, Staley's squad found a way to win time and time again. With South Carolina officially joining the hallowed list of undefeated champions, let's take a look at the numbers that have defined the Gamecocks' unforgettable season. 


  • South Carolina is the only Division I college basketball team to finish the season undefeated.
  • The Gamecocks are the first team in league history to enter the SEC Tournament undefeated multiple times.


  • South Carolina has reached the Final Four undefeated two straight years.


  • Kamilla Cardoso kept South Carolina's undefeated season alive with a game-winning 3-pointer in the SEC Tournament semifinals against Tennessee. It was the center's first career 3-pointer. 


  • With its Elite Eight win over Oregon State, South Carolina reached its fourth consecutive Final Four. 


  • The number of Division I women's college basketball coaches with three or more national titles. Staley secured her third with Sunday's win over Iowa, joining a list that includes Geno Auriemma, Pat Summitt, Kim Mulkey and Tara VanDerveer. 


  • South Carolina scored 100+ points in six games this season, marking a program record. 


  • The Gamecocks have won the SEC regular-season title eight times: 2015–2018, 2020–2021 and 2023. Only Tennessee has more with 18.
  • The number of SEC Tournaments won by South Carolina, all under Staley's leadership: 2015-18, 2020-21 and 2023. The Gamecocks only trail Tennessee's 17 SEC titles.


  • South Carolina's Ashlyn Watkins is the ninth women's Division I player to dunk in a game. The other eight are Brittney Griner (Baylor), Candace Parker (Tennessee), Michelle Snow (Tennessee), Fran Belibi (Stanford), Georgeann Wells (West Virginia), Charlotte Smith (North Carolina), Sancho Lyttle (Houston) and Sylvia Fowler (LSU).


  • Only 10 teams have ever finished as undefeated champions: 1985-86 Texas (34-0), 1994-95 UConn (35-0), 1997-98 Tennessee (39-0), 2001-02 UConn (39-0), 2008-09 UConn (39-0), 2009-10 UConn (39-0), 2011-12 Baylor (40-0), 2013-14 UConn (40-0), 2015-16 UConn (38-0) and 2023-24 South Carolina (38-0). 


  • Five Gamecocks scored in double figures at least 19 times this season. This team is deep and shares the offensive wealth. No player is averaging more than 15 points per game, yet seven players are averaging over eight points per contest.


  • To effectively seal its Final Four win, South Carolina outscored NC State 29-6 in the third quarter. That +23 scoring margin is the largest of any Final Four quarter in NCAA Women's Tournament history. 


  • South Carolina's scoring margin this season has hovered around 30, the best in all of college basketball.


  • The amount of bench points South Carolina scored on Iowa in the national championship. The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, had zero. 


  • NC State mustered only six points against South Carolina in the third quarter of their Final Four matchup. That marked South Carolina's 35th quarter holding its opponent to single digits. 


  • Te-Hina Paopao entered the national championship with a 3-point percentage of 46.15%, the third-best mark in women's college basketball. 


  • The number of South Carolina's consecutive SEC wins. The previous record was Pat Summitt's 42-straight SEC victories from January 1992 through January 1996 at Tennessee.



  • Staley's career wins after securing her third national title. She is 19th among active Division I women's basketball coaches on the all-time wins list. Staley reached win No. 600 on Feb. 22, 2024. It took her 787 games, with 535 of those at South Carolina.