No. 1 Gamecocks, Cooke top Lady Vols 74-58 for SEC title

South Carolina's Zia Cooke (1) jumps through a host of Tennessee defenders in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during the championship game of the Southeastern Conference women's tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

GREENVILLE, S.C. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hugged her players, took selfies with fans, even posing with cheerleaders and the pep band.