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Nov. 28, 2002

The South Carolina women’s basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season after they defeated the Oregon Ducks Thursday night 67-40.

The Gamecocks were once again led by their trio of Jocelyn Penn, Cristina Ciocan and Petra Ujhelyi. Penn nailed her first career three to close the game. Penn tallied 24 while Ciocan added 13. Ujhelyi scored her second straight double-double as she posted 16 points and brought down 13 rebounds.

Carolina raced to an early lead and went on to a 41-26 lead at halftime. In the second half, the Carolina defense allowed the second fewest points ever by an opponent in the second half as the Ducks could only score 14 second half points. The point total was the lowest second half point total since Georgia Southern scored 14 against the Gamecocks on February 3rd, 1992.

The Gamecocks once again continued to hold an advantage on the boards. Carolina posted a 40-28 edge on rebounds. USC brought down 18 of their 40 boards on the offensive end.

South Carolina will return to action on Saturday at 3pm as they face Boston College in the Paradise Jam finale.