South Carolina women's basketball will play Michigan in season opener at Las Vegas

COLUMBIA — South Carolina women's basketball will open its 2024-25 season against Michigan on Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, giving the Gamecocks their first opponent for the self-proclaimed "repeat tour."

Coach Dawn Staley revealed the news Wednesday. The game will be played at T-Mobile Arena as part of the 2024-25 Hall of Fame series, which features a doubleheader with a men's game between Texas and Ohio State.

Staley previously said that finalizing a schedule was difficult because of the lack of opponents wanting to play the Gamecocks, who won the national championship on April 7, completing an undefeated season.

On Tuesday, the 2024-25 SEC opponents were released. South Carolina will play a home-and-home series with SEC newcomer Texas.

The Wolverines were 20-14 last season, losing to Kansas in overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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South Carolina and Michigan have not played each other since 1995 when the Gamecocks beat the Wolverines 78-69 on Dec. 1 in Ann Arbor. The Gamecocks are 3-0 overall against the Wolverines, and the two other wins were at home. The first was a 84-50 win on Feb. 8, 1976 and the second on Dec. 1, 1994 when the Gamecocks won 82-78.

Lulu Kesin covers South Carolina athletics for The Greenville News and the USA TODAY Network. Email her at and follow her on X, formerly known as Twitter, @Lulukesin

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