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Source: Jerritt Clark / GettyLast night was the girls NCAA Finals Game, and tonight it’s the Men’s Final.

But last night The South Carolina Gamecocks girls team defeated Mississippi State Girls team in a hard fought but well played game in Dallas, Texas.

South Carolina is coached by Dawn Staley; who played for The University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

As a player she made the final four three times, but never won.  She also carried the Gamecocks to the National Semifinals two years ago  but once again losing to Notre Dame.

But last night was sweet redemption for Dawn Staley who had lost in the final four so many times.  Her team finally won one and at the conclusion of the matter, Coach Dawn Staley took the trophy and walked around the court holding it high above her head.

Mississippi State had shocked the world by defeating University of Connecticut to break the longest winning streak in College Basketball History.  But last night was a no-no for Mississippi as The University of South Carolina became College Basketball Champions on the Girls side.

This is a picture of Coach Dawn Staley as coach of the USA team.

USA Basketball Women's National Team Photo

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