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Gonzaga women to face top-ranked South Carolina Sunday, South Dakota Monday

The Zags' first game was scheduled for Saturday against the Sooners, which was canceled due to Oklahoma lacking eligible players due to coronavirus protocols.
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Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier waits on the sidelines during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Little Rock in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, March 23, 2019. Gonzaga won 68-51. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

The No. 21 Gonzaga women's basketball team will no longer face the Oklahoma Sooners and will play the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday at the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.

The Zags were originally going to play the Sooners on Saturday, but the game was postponed due to Oklahoma not having enough players eligible due to coronavirus protocols. The Bulldogs would then face South Dakota on Sunday and South Carolina on Monday.

Gonzaga announced Friday that they would now play the top-ranked Gamecocks on Sunday at 12 p.m., with the game against South Dakota now moved to Monday at 12 p.m.

The game against South Carolina will be the first game of the season for the Zags. Gonzaga's preseason rank of No. 21 is their highest ever.