Little time was wasted in celebrating the South Carolina women’s basketball team’s triumph in the NCAA Tournament championship game.
In addition to the festivities in Dallas, where the Gamecocks defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 67-55, the university’s flag was hoisted above the South Carolina State House on Sunday night.
USC joins its Palmetto State brethren, Coastal Carolina and Clemson, in winning a national championship and having it celebrated with the flying of the university’s flag above the State House. The Chanticleers won the College World Series and the Tigers prevailed in the College Football Playoff.
Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was influential in flying the flags of Coastal Carolina and Clemson, but unlike USC, those schools waited until the following day to have their banner’s raised above the State House.