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South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley during a game aganist Connecticut at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina in February of 2020. Staley’s Gamecocks will host the K-State women on Dec. 3.

The Kansas State women’s basketball team finalized its 2021-22 non-conference schedule Wednesday, as the Wildcats will travel to South Carolina on Dec. 3 for the 2021 Big 12/SEC Challenge.

South Carolina is coming off a 26-5 season in which it made it to the Final Four.

The Gamecocks are four seasons removed from winning their first national championship in school history in 2017. Head coach Dawn Staley has developed the program into a perennial national title contender.

Staley is fresh off winning a gold medal as head coach of the USA women’s basketball team at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

Other highlights of the Wildcat’s non-conference schedule include a road trip to North Carolina State on Nov. 19 as well as a home game Dec. 18 versus Oregon.

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