South Carolina Gamecocks wins 2022 NCAA Women's Championship for 2nd Time

Updated: Apr 5

For the first time since 2017, the South Carolina Gamecocks are your women's NCAA basketball tournament champions.

Dawn Staley & Co. improved to a perfect 2-0 in national title game appearances -- and handed UConn coach Geno Auriemma his first such loss (11-1) -- with their 64-49 win over the Huskies on Sunday night.

It was all Gamecocks from the start. South Carolina never relinquished the lead it established 22 seconds into the game. National Player of the Year Aliyah Boston wowed, as she did all season, with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Boston finished the tournament averaging 16.8 points per game and 15.2 rebounds per game -- which contributed greatly to USC's sheer dominance on the boards (49-24).