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Nov. 15, 2004

SEATTLE – The Gamecocks fell short in the second round of the WBCA/BTI Classic on Tuesday Night losing 66-63 to the UNLV Rebels.

After leading for the majority of the first half, the Gamecocks allowed the Rebels to come back and tie the score 32-32 at the half.

Carolina started hot, making seven of eight shots and ended up 12 for 32 from the field going into half time. In the second half, they were 13-33 giving them a 38.5% on the game. The ladies were 5-18 on 3pt field goals.

The Gamecocks had twelve turnovers to the Rebels eight in the first half, and finished with 19 total. In the second half, South Carolina was forcing turnovers leaving UNLV with a total of twenty.

Gamecocks were 100% on free throws shooting 5-5 in the first half and 3-3 in the second. They were 18-19 on rebounds.

Leading the Lady Gamecocks all night was Lauren Simms. She went into the half leading with 14 points and finished the game with a total of 21 points.

“Lauren is going to have more 21 point games. She’s going to be more of a focal point for our offense,” said Head Coach Susan Walvius. “She certainly is a real bright spot for us.”

Coach Walvius’ comments on the game, “It’s disappointing. I felt like we were the better team. We could have done a better job on the board. We were in a position to win the game and we couldn’t do that.”

The Gamecocks head home to host an exhibition game on Friday November 19 that is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.