Best of luck beating this South Carolina team, rest of field.

The Gamecocks will enter the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed having not lost in the past year, a perfect 32-0 on the season. The Gamecocks downed No. 3 Seed Tennessee Sunday 74-58 to secure their 7th SEC Tournament title in the past 9 years. You read that correctly.

Dawn Staley has built a juggernaut in Columbia, to put it simply. Last season’s national champions are looking to repeat and will be heavy favorites to do so when the bracket is revealed next Sunday.

South Carolina’s recipe for success

The Gamecocks worked through Zia Cooke and Aliyah Boston Sunday, as combination that has worked all season. Cooke and Boston combined to score 42 points. Kamilla Cardoso added 13 points off the bench.

The Gamecocks have outrebounded and played with more physicality than most team they have played this year, a recipe for winning in college basketball. Add that to having the best player in the nation (Boston) and the 32-0 record begins to make a little more sense.

You have to feel for any team drawing South Carolina on their side of the bracket next Sunday.