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Nov. 24, 2013

South Carolina Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Game Information

Opponent: Southern Cal
Date: Monday, November 25, 2013, 8 p.m. (ET)
Site: Los Angeles, Calif.
Arena: Galen Center (10,258)
TV: Pac-12 Network (Ann Schatz and Tammy Blackburn)
Radio: WNKT 107.5 FM/WISW 1320 AM (Brad Muller);
Live Video: None
Live Stats:
Series History: SC leads 1-0

South Carolina Notables

  • South Carolina leads the SEC in field goal percentage (.496), blocks per game (7.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8).
  • Four Gamecocks average double-figure points this season with 12.2 ppg the minimum in the group. South Carolina has had five hit double figures in three games this season, which already exceeds the number of any previous season in the Dawn Staley era. In fact, in the previous five seasons under Staley, five Gamecocks
  • Tiffany Mitchell’s offensive explosion at San Diego State (most of which came in the second half – 12 of 17 points and six of career-high nine assists) catapulted her up the SEC standings in four categories – 13.2 ppg (21st), .536 field goal percentage (5th), 3.8 assists per game (15th) and 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio (11th).
  • Junior Aleighsa Welch is the only one of the SEC’s top five rebounders to also rank among the conference’s top 10 scorers – 13.5 ppg (19th), 9.5 rpg (5th).
  • Center Alaina Coates is the SEC’s second-best rebounding freshman, ranking 14th in the league with 8.8 boards per outing. She is the league’s only freshman to rank among the top 15 in both scoring (13.8 ppg, 13th) and rebounding.


A South Carolina Win Would…

  • Be the Gamecocks’ second in as many games against Southern Cal.
  • Bring head coach Dawn Staley to 99 wins at South Carolina, putting her two behind Pam Parsons (1978-82) for third all-time in Gamecock women’s basketball history.

By the Numbers
Gamecock who has scored in double figures in each game this season – Tiffany Mitchell
2 Games in which freshman Alaina Coates has scored 20 or more points this season
3 Statistical categories in which South Carolina leads the SEC- field goal percentage (.496), blocks per game (7.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8)
5 Gamecocks who averaged double-figure points over the two games last week, led by Tiffany Mitchell’s 15.5 points per game
8 Games in the Dawn Staley era in which the Gamecocks have scored 80 or more points, including four this season 24 Assists handed out on 29 made field goals by the Gamecocks at San Diego State
30.8 Trips to the free throw line per game by the Gamecocks this season, including a season-high 44 attempts against Seton Hall (Nov. 17), of which South Carolina made 30 – second-most in the Staley era
57.0 Percent field goal shooting for the Gamecocks in the second half of games this season
67.1 Percent of field goals made this season that have been assisted

Southern Cal Series Notes
The Gamecocks and Trojans have met just once before tonight’s game, all the way back in the 1979-80 season. The then-No. 6 Gamecocks traveled to Los Angeles as part of the AIAW Tournament and defeated Southern Cal 70-60 on March 12, 1980. South Carolina went on to finish third in the national tournament that season, missing out on a spot in the title game by three points to future SEC rival Tennessee in the semifinals.