April 4, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Title Game Reaction Roundtable

Our staff (and friends!) recaps South Carolina's 2nd title and looks ahead

The college basketball season reached its conclusion on Sunday in Minneapolis, and the team who started the season on top finished it there.

Behind a career-high from Destanni Henderson and a “casual” double-double from Final Four Most Outstanding Player Aliyah Boston, South Carolina showed exactly why they were the No. 1 team in the country in every single Associated Press poll vote this season — preseason to postseason — and capped it off with a 64-49 win over UConn.

And yes, after he called his shot on this after the first game of the season over at The IX, Dawn Staley agrees with Howard’s assessment back then that this South Carolina team is her best.

Howard Megdal mentions that as he took us on a journey live from the Final Four court — where he not only got his photo taken while recording this podcast live, but he found some friends like Jonathan Tannenwald from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Lindsay Gibbs from Power Plays (which is a must-read always). We also have Jackie Powell, Em Adler and Alex Simon joining in and adding some thoughts, too. And yes, Howard made some Big East jokes at Em’s expense, because Howard is Howard.

Without further ado, check out the latest Locked On Women’s Basketball podcast episode with The Next staff recapping South Carolina’s second national championship and looking ahead at what 2022-23 holds for some of the possible title contenders. You can listen below, or wherever you find your podcasts. And subscribe, so you don’t miss an episode! Coming every weekday starting April 11.

But there’s going to be even more before the 11th … so stay tuned later this week!

Written by The Next

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