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South Carolina women's basketball finally invited to White House, but it's too late

South Carolina women's basketball finally invited to White House, but it's too late

The University of North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a date for a visit. "I don't know what else has to happen".

"We did hear from the White House about attending (Friday's) event, but we will not be able to attend", SC coach Dawn Staley said in a statement Thursday night.

"We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes", the women's basketball coach told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday night. "It's what national champions do".

The University of SC women's basketball team has no time for President Donald Trump.

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Those comments came just a few weeks after President Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the Whtie Hosue because Steph Curry said he didn't want them going. Both the Warriors and the Penguins won their titles months after SC did. One of those will be College World Series Champion Florida.

OU's national champions in men's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, and softball all visited the White House and got to meet the president and pose for pictures. The Gamecocks defeated Clemson on Thursday night and have a practice scheduled for Friday in preparation for facing Wofford on Sunday. "We'll go to the White House", she said at the time.

Staley made no mention of politics nor hurt feelings in her statement. She represented the U.S. Olympic team when George W. Bush was president in 2004.

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