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Feb. 8, 2007

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:: Head Coach Susan Walvius debuted a new starting lineup for Thursday’s game, going with Stacy Booker, Shannel Harris, Melanie Johnson, Demetress Adams and Ilona Burgrova. South Carolina has utilized nine different starting lineups this year.

:: Lauren Simms passed Cristina Ciocan (1,013 points from 2000-04) to take sole possession of 24th place on South Carolina’s career scoring chart during Thursday’s game. Simms finished with a season-high 23 to increase her career scoring total to 1,026 points. Simms’ career-high scoring total is 29 points scored against Charlotte in 2004.

:: Simms’ scoring effort Thursday marked her second 20-plus scoring game of the season and the seventh 20-plus scoring game of her career.

:: Lakesha Tolliver matched a career high with 19 points Thursday for her fifth double-figure scoring game of the season and the 10th double-figure scoring effort of her career.

:: With four rejections Thursday, Tolliver extended her streak of consecutive games with a blocked shot to 18 in a row. Tolliver has blocked more than one shot in 13 of the team’s last 15 games.

:: Iva Sliskovic grabbed 14 rebounds Thursday. Her season high for boards in a game is 15, set against High Point earlier this year.

:: Shannel Harris scored 10 points Thursday to post her second double-figure scoring game of the season and the fourth double-figure scoring game of her career.

:: South Carolina’s bench outscored Arkansas’ bench by a 29-3 margin in the first half.

:: The Gamecocks and Razorbacks were tied at 36 going into the locker rooms at halftime. Thursday’s game marked the third time this season that Carolina was deadlocked at the half (at Penn State and at NC State.)

:: South Carolina’s 36 first-half points marked the second-highest halftime output for the team in a road game this year, as the Gamecocks scored 37 points in the first half at Mississippi State.

:: Thursday’s game marked South Carolina’s first-ever win in Fayetteville.

:: South Carolina entered Thursday’s game ranked among the top 25 teams nationally in rebounding margin (10th; +9.5), steals (11th; 12.4 per game); blocked shots (7th; 6.0 per game) and field goal percentage defense (25th; .362 pct.)

:: South Carolina returns to action when it travels to Athens, Ga., to face No. 9 Georgia at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum. The game will be televised live by CSS. The Bulldogs will be South Carolina’s fifth top-10 opponent of the year, as the Gamecocks have already faced No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 10 Stanford, No. 3 Tennessee and No. 7 LSU.