COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her top-ranked Gamecocks are the women's basketball national champs in this pandemics-shortened season, The NCAA Tournament was canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. South Carolina finished 32-1, won 26 games in a row and earned the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles. The Gamecocks beat 13 of 14 ranked opponents during the season, including No. 3 Baylor in November. Staley said Thursday without the NCAA Tournament it's hard for anyone to say the Gamecocks would've tripped up on the way to a second national championship after winning in 2017.

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