- Aug 2, 2015
Boston was dealing with touch fouls she didn't see called the rest of the year, but that's besides the point.They went into play No.4 Maryland the second game of the season...seriously...you're joking right. This team never got rattled with the exception of the Indiana game when Boston was dealing with the loss of her teacher that she was very close to. It effected the entire team....but the NCAA tournament would not produce heartache and they performed under pressure all year...and as I said....they were no longer freshmen at that point. They had already player the best....so they would have no extra pressure anymore than any other team....Geno even said.."these girls don't play like freshmen"....
South Carolina didn't put a whole lot of scoring pressure on any of the freshmen aside from Zia Cooke.
Cooke improved dramatically over the course of the season, but I did think that her play might be the difference in a late round tournament game.
I think she had some of her better moments in bigger games, so I don't know how that would have gone.
In general, my guess is that this USC team won't be quite as good as the last one. I think it will be very good and has as big a ceiling as anyone, but I'd be a little surprised if they were as dominant.