South Carolina women's hoops sets SEC record atop AP Poll
South Carolina’s women’s basketball team is on an unprecedented string of dominance. Now, the Gamecocks hold an SEC record for their run on top of the AP Poll.
Last week, the Gamecocks settled any debate about their place as the No. 1 team in the nation. On Sunday, South Carolina beat No. 5 UConn on the road with an 81-77 win.
Aliyah Boston led South Carolina with 26 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks as the team improved to a perfect 23-0 on the season. The Gamecocks also locked down the No. 1 spot once again on the AP Poll Monday.
Going back to last season, South Carolina has anchored the top spot in the country for 33 straight weeks. That mark goes down as an SEC record
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South Carolina has been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for 33 straight weeks, the longest streak in SEC history ? pic.twitter.com/nqgSIvq5Vh
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) February 6, 2023
Though South Carolina has been the top team in the country, the Gamecocks are on a collision course with LSU for a massive game on Feb. 12. As things currently stand, both teams are undefeated and could be playing for the regular-season SEC title in that matchup.
The Gamecocks must also play at Ole Miss (8-3 in SEC play) and at Tennessee (9-1) before the end of the season.