Latest Dawn Staley News

No. 6 South Carolina holds off Temple 78-71

Dec. 7, 2019 5:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dawn Staley enjoys her trips home to Philadelphia, except the pressure part of the visit. Tyasha Harris scored 21 points and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan added 15 to help No. 6 South Carolina finally put away Temple, 78-71 on Saturday. “Always love coming back here, just don't like...

No. 5 South Carolina women knock off No. 2 Baylor 74-59

Nov. 30, 2019 11:13 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Before Baylor’s game against South Carolina, coach Kim Mulkey said November was the month of upsets. Then her team became the victim of another one. Freshman Aliyah Boston had a career-high 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 5 South Carolina pulled away in the...

No. 5 South Carolina tops Washington State 68-53

Nov. 29, 2019 10:34 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 20 points and No. 5 South Carolina led from the start in beating Washington State 68-53 on Friday night at the Paradise Jam tournament. Freshman Aliyah Boston, who was born on St. Thomas, added 15 points and eight rebounds for the...

Freshman Aliyah Boston off to fast start for No. 5 Gamecocks

Nov. 27, 2019 12:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston doesn’t have a secret to her shot-blocking success. The South Carolina freshman’s explanation: “I don’t think they see me coming.” Possibly, though it’s hard to miss the 6-foot-5 Boston, not the way the latest in the line of...

Four of the top 10 teams in country to play in Paradise Jam

Nov. 27, 2019 2:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves is excited to bring his team to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the holidays. The No. 1 Ducks will play three games in three days at the Paradise Jam Tournament beginning Thursday, including the finale against No. 8 Louisville on Saturday. Oklahoma State and UT...

Boston leads No. 5 South Carolina to 84-48 win over Clemson

Nov. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan didn’t have another chance. She was a senior who longed to be among those Gamecocks of the past to never lose to rival Clemson and she had to be instrumental. No problem. Herbert Harrigan had 13 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal as the...

Boston leads South Carolina’s 80-point rout of SC Upstate

Nov. 21, 2019 10:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley wanted the milestone more than her senior point guard Tyasha Harris did. “We’re trying to get the most out of her last year,” Staley said. “She’s probably the person to be the example for our younger point...

No. 6 Gamecocks’ hot start leads to 92-50 App State blowout

Nov. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows there’s a different, more intense feel at practice — and that’s showing in game after game this fall. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had a season-high 21 points and No. 6 South Carolina used a huge first quarter to roll past...

South Carolina signs five-star guard Russell from Baltimore

Nov. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has signed five-star guard Eniya Russell for next season. The school announced the signing Saturday. Russell is a six-foot guard from Baltimore who was rated No. 43 nationally by ESPN. Russell is the program’s first signee for the 2020-2021 season. South Carolina...

Cooke scores 27, No. 6 South Carolina beats Dayton 75-49

Nov. 13, 2019 10:07 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Several of South Carolina’s players kicked up their heels in the pregame layup line when “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!” played over the public address system at University of Dayton Arena. They danced, then they dominated. Especially the guard who grew up...