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South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74

By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina earned its first Final Four berth by beating Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final.

Alaina Coates finished with 14 points, A'ja Wilson added 10 and Asia Dozier hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds for the top-seeded Gamecocks (34-2).

Playing from behind for most of the day, they shot 61 percent while rallying to win their seventh straight and keep the best season in school history going.

Next stop: Tampa, Florida, to face the Oklahoma City Regional winner on April 5.

Leticia Romero scored 13 points and Brittany Brown had 12 for the second-seeded Seminoles (32-5).

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