JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A'ja Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, her 12th double-double of the season, and No. 3 South Carolina beat 16th-ranked Mississippi State 66-52 on Sunday to win the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the second straight year.
Tiffany Mitchell added 19 points and Khadijah Session chipped in 11 for the Gamecocks (31-1), who won their ninth consecutive game since losing to three-time defending national champion and top-ranked Connecticut a month ago.
Mitchell was named tournament MVP.
With former football coach Steve Spurrier cheering from behind the bench, South Carolina became just the fourth team in SEC history to win both regular-season and tournament titles in back-to-back seasons, joining Georgia (1983-84) and Tennessee (1999-2000, 2010-11).
"It's a tribute to the hard work that our players put in this year," USC Head Coach Dawn Staley said after the game.
The Gamecocks also joined those same programs as the only ones to go undefeated in league play in the regular season and in the tournament. Georgia did it in 1986. The Lady Vols accomplished the feat in 1994 and 2011.
The team will now wait to see who they'll play next in this month's NCAA Tournament, where they'll likely be a number one seed for the third straight year.