USC Women's Basketball

USC women could play against Notre Dame in Florida tournament

University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley’s team will be playing in a tournament in Florida.
University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley’s team will be playing in a tournament in Florida. tglantz@thestate.com

Reigning National Champion South Carolina will play in the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase (Nov. 24-26) at Germain Arena in Naples, Fla., event organizers announced Friday.

The Gamecocks are one of three 2017 NCAA Tournament participants in the eight-team field that includes ETSU, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John’s, USF, Washington State and Western Michigan.

South Carolina opens the bracketed tournament on Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m. against Rutgers with either St. John’s, a WNIT Round of 16 entry last season, or Western Michigan waiting for the Gamecocks on Saturday. The bottom half of the bracket features 2017 NCAA Elite Eight finisher Notre Dame as well as NCAA participant USF and also includes ETSU and WNIT semifinalist Washington State.

All teams are guaranteed three games at the event, which concludes on Nov. 26. Fans can visit GulfCoastShowcase.com for tournament and ticket information.

The Gamecocks will release the remainder of their non-conference schedule at a later date.

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