No. 1 South Carolina beats No. 14 Kentucky to win SEC title

(AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) South Carolina’s latest Southeastern Conference title took precedent over personal achievement, though coach Dawn Staley was grateful to those that made her milestone possible.

No doubt, she was especially thankful this young Gamecocks group matured so quickly into a league champion.

Zia Cooke scored 20 points, and No. 1 South Carolina held 14th-ranked Kentucky to 30% shooting to win 67-58 on Sunday, earning its 21st consecutive victory.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina27-1
2 Baylor25-1
3 Oregon25-2
4 Stanford24-3
5 Louisville25-3
6 UConn23-3
7 Maryland23-4
8 UCLA23-4
9 Mississippi State23-5
10 North Carolina State23-3
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina27-1
2 Oregon25-2
3 Maryland23-4
4 Baylor25-1
5 Louisville25-3
6 UConn23-3
7 Stanford24-3
8 Northwestern24-3
9 Iowa22-5
10 Missouri State23-3
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