South Carolina basketball seems unbeatable right now. The Gamecocks have won 42 straight games and 59 of their last 60. For that reason, and perhaps the fact that they’ve blown out 31 of the 36 teams they’ve played this season, South Carolina is considered the heavy favorite to cut down the nets in Dallas next week.

But they haven’t faced Caitlin Clark.

Iowa basketball and South Carolina will play the other in the Final Four next week for the honor of advancing to the National Championship game. And with that, an elite defense will face off against one of the greatest shooters the game has ever seen, not to mention an elite Hawkeyes defense.

Iowa is playing better than perhaps any team in the country outside of Columbia right now. The Hawkeyes breezed to a B1G Tournament Championship victory and have downed 4 straight to reach Dallas.

Fans and media reacted to the dream Final Four matchup Monday following South Carolina’s win over Maryland. Buckle up and get your popcorn ready, everyone.