Big 6 Days Ahead For Lady Gamecocks


There are only three games left in the regular season, but no matter how you look at it, there are big 6 days ahead for Lady Gamecocks.  It’s been an exciting season already for the women, and they’ve lived up to all the hype.  They are currently 25-1 including 13-0 in the SEC and ranked #2 in the nation behind Connecticut, the only team they’ve lost to this season.

But regardless of all the excitement so far, there’s no way the next six days aren’t the biggest days of the year for this Lady Gamecocks basketball team.  There are SEC tournament implications on the line, which is definitely a big deal.  Even more so there are national tournament seedings on the line, which could be a huge factor in post-season play.  So those reasons should already be enough to make the final three games more important than ever.

However, the games themselves are almost bigger than these because each of these three games can impact both of those post season tournaments.  All three games are SEC matchups so they can all determine the seedings there.  All three games are also against top 15 teams, which are big enough on their own, but could impact the NCAA tournament seedings, including where they are ranked, but also where they play.

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Tuesday night, the Gamecocks host #6 Tennessee, one of the biggest teams in women’s college basketball.  The Volunteers are 13-0 in the SEC, but have lost their leading scorer.  Nonetheless, this game could be a real test, especially two weeks after the loss to Connecticut.

Thursday night, they host #11 Mississippi St in the final home game of the regular season.  The Bulldogs are 25-4 and have become a very high scoring offense in the back half of the season.

Sunday, the women close out the regular season on the road in Lexington, Ky against the #13 Kentucky Wildcats.  Not only is this an away game in a very competitive environment, but it’s against a dangerous team.

Coach Dawn Staley has clearly focused the team on moving forward after the loss the #1 Huskies, and the Lady Gamecocks are playing some great basketball.  But this is a very dangerous and stressful way to finish the season with so much on the line.  Regardless of who they play in the post season, it’s possible they won’t play this many teams this good in such a short span.