South Carolina defeated the University of Connecticut, 64-49, to win the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship.
Destanni Henderson led the way for South Carolina, posting a game-high 26 points, adding four assists and three steals. Meanwhile, Naismith Player of the Year Aliyah Boston had 11 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks. Boston was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament, averaging 17 points and 17 rebounds per game.
Paige Bueckers led UConn with 14 points, six rebounds and two assists.
No. 1 ranked South Carolina opened fast, scoring 13 of the first 15 points of the game Sunday night. The Gamecocks took a 22-8 lead into the second quarter.