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South Carolina Hits Bizarre Buzzer-Beater In True Dagger-In-The-Heart Fashion To Keep Undefeated Season Alive

By the way, where was the defense?

Under near-record pressure in the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament semifinals, head coach Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Gamecocks found themselves trailing by two points against the Tennessee Volunteers with just 1.1 seconds left on the clock. Ta. And they only had one more chance to continue their undefeated season.

Under normal circumstances, this would be pretty scary to face, but uh…hey guys, it's March.

When the game went into timeout, Staley devised a play for the senior forward. Camila CardosoAnd there were some interesting things in this play that just made this whole scene weird. 1. This happened to be Cardoso's. First three-point shot in history She's been hit before in her career, and 2. There was absolutely no defense from the Vols against Cardoso. zero.

But oh my, what a spectacle that crazy 74-73 win that kept USC's undefeated season alive produced.


You just can't get over your lack of defense.

Hey, hey. I don't care what the excuses are – the arc from behind is not her forte, this was her first trey in college basketball history, her first 3-point shot since she was at Syracuse, whatever. Good–I don't care. There is absolutely no reason Cardoso should have been wide open like that.

I think this is why Tennessee head coach Kelly Harper was so shocked. (Related article: North Alabama hits a completely insane Atlantic Sun quarterfinal buzzer-beater that lets us know it's indeed March)

Totally unacceptable…There's no way Harper would have told his players to do that. But what if she did?

That makes this whole situation even worse.

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