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Oops! Sen. Graham congratulates wrong SC team on national title

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott congratulate Gamecocks on NCAA title

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) congratulated the South Carolina women’s basketball team on winning the NCAA Women’s National Championship.
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U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) congratulated the South Carolina women’s basketball team on winning the NCAA Women’s National Championship.

While boasting about his alma mater, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham seems to have forgotten which team started the domino effect of South Carolina schools winning national titles this year.

National champs! South Carolina defeats Mississippi State for NCAA women's basketball title.

In his excitement for the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team’s national championship, Graham misspoke Thursday on the Senate floor when talking about how it was a “magical year” for S.C. sports.

The scene from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., as the Clemson Tigers win the college football national championship.

“We’ve got Clemson Tigers (as) the national football champs, College of Charleston are the World Series title holders for baseball. Now we’ve got the Lady Gamecocks, the national champs in women’s basketball,” he said.

Wait a sec, who did he say won the College World Series?

As many sports fans in South Carolina can remember, it was actually Coastal Carolina University that won the College World Series back in June.

The Coastal Carolina baseball team wins the 2016 College World Series in Omaha with a win over Arizona.

Graham also bragged on Dustin Johnson being the No. 1 golfer in America, though he “hurt his back today and had to withdraw from the Masters, so that was bad.”

Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Masters Thursday after slipping and falling down stairs at his Augusta rental house Wednesday before the tournament.

Graham, who attended USC for undergraduate and law school, also admitted that he’s no athlete himself.

“I still have four years of eligibility in all sports for a reason,” he said. “I was no good.”

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