ESPN announced record-breaking viewership for the 2021 Final Four matchups between South Carolina and Iowa, and Virginia Tech and LSU. An average of 4.5 million viewers tuned in, making it the two most-viewed college basketball games, men’s or women’s, ever broadcast on an ESPN platform.

The USC-Iowa game was the third most-viewed women’s game ever on an ESPN entity, and more people watched it than any of the last 17 women’s national championship games.

Coach Dawn Staley hopes viewers will be inspired to learn more about the teams and the game.

The University of South Carolina will be honoring head coach Dawn Staley on April 27th with a special event featuring Robin Roberts. The event will recognize Staley’s historic 2022-23 season and will feature a fireside chat between Staley and Roberts. T

he goal of the night is to raise money for the Dawn Staley Champions Fund, which helps support scholarships for first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and underrepresented students at USC.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online.