Tuesday, July 23, 2024

South Carolina, Notre Dame to play in Paris

The South Carolina and Notre Dame women’s basketball teams will open next season in Paris.

The schools announced Wednesday that the Gamecocks and Fighting Irish will play in the French capital on Nov. 6.

“Playing Notre Dame in Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our student-athletes, and I’m thankful for the support of our administration and our donors,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said.

South Carolina finished the 2022-23 season 36-1, losing to Iowa in the Final Four. Notre Dame went 27-6, falling to Maryland in the Sweet 16.

“It’s always been my mission to break barriers and provide opportunities for my players to have life-changing experiences,” Notre Dame coach Niele Ivey said of playing in Paris. “Women’s basketball is on the rise, and having this exposure will help to grow the game on an international level.”

The Gamecocks had five players selected in Monday’s WNBA draft, including No. 1 overall pick Aliyah Boston.

–Field Level Media

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