CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Wow! What a season! Never has basketball been so exciting in the Palmetto State.

The women from South Carolina are bringing home the trophy for the Gamecocks' first-ever national championship.

While the NCAA Tournament is nothing new, a title has been elusive, but the women were dominant in beating SEC foe Mississippi State for the third time this season.

Congratulations to Coach Staley and her team.

And what about the men? Even though the Gamecocks came just four points short of making the title game, no one expected the Gamecocks to go as far as they did.

South Carolina basketball is alive and well. The men and women made South Carolina proud and we are proud of them.

And with Coastal Carolina baseball winning the College World Series, Clemson winning the college football championship and the Gamecocks winning the women's college basketball championship, South Carolina has indeed become a state of national champions.

All in the same year!  Well done.

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