South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered.
Taking in the scene, she mouthed one word: "Unbelievable."
Believe it. Staley and the Gamecocks are headed to their first Final Four where they will take on Notre Dame.
Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina beat Florida State, 80-74, Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final.
"It put South Carolina on the map," Staley said. "The regular season that we had, the success that we've had in (the Southeastern) Conference, when you hurdle over being a regional champion and going to the Final Four, it puts your name in history. So it was a history-making game for us."
Alaina Coates finished with 14 points, A'ja Wilson added 10 and Asia Dozier hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds for the top-seeded Gamecocks (34-2).
Playing from behind for most of the day, they shot 61 percent while rallying to win their seventh straight and keep the best season in school history going.
Leticia Romero scored 13 points and Brittany Brown had 12 for the second-seeded Seminoles (32-5). The best season in program history ended after they set the school record for wins and reached their first Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Notre Dame 77, Baylor 68 - Lindsay Allen scored 23 points to help the top-seeded Irish (35-2 defeat the Bears (33-4) in the Oklahoma City regional final and reach its fifth consecutive Final Four.