DALLAS — After South Carolina women's basketball
suffered its only loss of the season to Iowa in the Final Four
on Friday, Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley aired her frustration
with the way her team's play style was described leading up to the game.
Staley specifically cited a comment made Tuesday by Iowa coach Lisa Bluder that described rebounding against the Gamecocks as "going to a bar fight." Bluder said Saturday that she had not seen Staley's postgame comments and brushed off the South Carolina coach's offense at the characterization of her team's physicality.
"If you know me, I speak tongue in cheek a lot, and I was saying an analogy of you've got to rebound like you're in a bar fight," Bluder said. "That's all. It doesn't say who's fighting, right? But that's fine. I've never been in a bar fight, by the way."