Latest Dawn Staley News

Boston, Hall lead No. 1 Gamecocks past Alabama 65-52

Jan. 29, 2023 16:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Dawn Staley has “utmost confidence” in Bree Hall’s ability to knock down shots. Hall richly rewarded that faith with a career-high 18 points and four 3-pointers in No. 1 South Carolina’s 65-52 victory over Alabama on Sunday. Gamecocks star Aliyah...

Boston sets record, No. 1 Gamecocks top Arkansas 92-46

Jan. 22, 2023 18:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston showed once more her consistency is every bit as important as her enormous talent. Boston had her program record-setting 73rd double double with 13 points and 14 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina moved to 20-0 with a dominating 92-46 victory over...

Boston leads No. 1 Gamecocks over short-handed Vandy 96-48

Jan. 19, 2023 22:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aliyah Boston could be scoring and grabbing even more rebounds for top-ranked South Carolina. Surrounded by a talented group of Gamecocks, the reigning AP national player of the year gets to watch the end of some blowouts. So she is showing off her...

Boston keeps No. 1 South Carolina perfect in 81-50 win

Jan. 15, 2023 15:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her 71st career double-double and No. 1 South Carolina won its 24th straight with a 81-50 victory over Missouri on Sunday. Boston's 11th game with double-figure points and rebounds moved her with one of...

No. 1 South Carolina survives at Mississippi State, 58-51

Jan. 08, 2023 16:34 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — There haven’t been many games in which the South Carolina Gamecocks have been challenged on the court over the course of the last few years, but Dawn Staley’s team was on the ropes on Sunday. The Gamecocks have averaged 82 points per game with a...

Cardoso, Boston lift No. 1 South Carolina past Auburn 94-42

Jan. 05, 2023 21:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley wanted to get South Carolina star Aliyah Boston back to playing strong and get another double-double. Mission halfway accomplished. Kamilla Cardoso scored 16 points and Boston had 13 and nine rebounds to lead the top-ranked Gamecocks to their 13th...

Reigning SEC player of year Boston off to slow league start

Jan. 04, 2023 15:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Aliyah Boston often thinks of unclogged lanes with only one defender to avoid. It's unlikely that dream becomes reality for the reigning Southeastern Conference player of the year for a while. Boston is off to a slow SEC start, the 6-foot-5...

Cooke has career-high 31, No. 1 South Carolina tops Georgia

Jan. 02, 2023 22:10 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson was more than happy with her defense's effort against South Carolina star Aliyah Boston. The Lady Bulldogs were far less successful in their efforts to contain Zia Cooke. Cooke scored a career-high 31 points...

Cooke, No. 1 South Carolina run past Texas A&M 76-34

Dec. 29, 2022 22:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina is a lot more than just reigning AP Player of the Year Aliyah Boston. When it comes to outside shooting, Zia Cooke is a key performer for the Gamecocks. Cooke made three 3-pointers and scored 14 points, and South Carolina...

Staley, No. 1 South Carolina making a point with new guards

Dec. 28, 2022 15:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley believes her point guards this season have all the skills necessary to help the Gamecocks win another national title. Everything except experience. “Experience," Staley said, “is irreplaceable.” ...