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Ahead of Friday night’s Final Four game against Louisville, the South Carolina women’s basketball team opted to stay inside their locker room while the national anthem played before the game.
Louisville was present for the anthem. Meanwhile, South Carolina and coach Dawn Staley say their decision to sit out the national anthem both home and away this season has become their go-to message to counter alleged racial discrimination. of their nation.
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The nation’s top-ranked women’s team has been consistent in their protest all season; led by their sadly awakened coach, Dawn Staley.
Staley told Andscape’s Sean Hurd that his team’s directive to stay in the locker room addresses the inequities the team sees in college basketball.
“[O]The bidding teams choose to play the anthem while we’re in the locker room and then we choose to stay in the locker room,” Staley told Hurd.
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The nation’s top-ranked team in South Carolina then defeated Louisville and advanced to the championship game. Gamecocks forward Aliyah Boston led all scorers with 23 points; is set to face second-seeded UConn for the NCAA Tournament title on Sunday.