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Dawn Staley honors John Thompson with T-shirt during Elite 8 game

/ by Bijan Todd
Presented By Chasen Boscolo
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John Thompson’s impact was profound, both on and off the basketball court. The latest tribute to the late Georgetown coach was seen on Tuesday night during an Elite 8 battle between South Carolina and Texas in the Div. I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, who has been with the Gamecocks since 2008, wore a T-shirt featuring Thompson’s likeness as she coached from the sideline.

Staley has paid respect to the Hoyas legend before, including a mourning tweet when Thompson passed away in August.

The Elite 8 is one of the biggest stages in all of sports. With the lights shining so bright, a touching tribute from Staley to Thompson has extra gravity.