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Harris Named to Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List
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Harris Named to Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina junior guard Tyasha Harris earned a spot on the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tapped the top 20 female collegiate point guards in the nation. The award, in its 20th season, recognizes the point guard who exhibits the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.
Harris has had the reins of the Gamecocks since midway through her freshman season and has steadily increased her production over her first two seasons in Garnet and Black. She led the SEC in assists last season, handing out 6.1 per game while averaging 10.4 points to earn a spot on the All-SEC Second Team and WBCA All-Region honors. She posted six double-doubles last season, the most points-assists double-doubles in a season in South Carolina history. After leading all SEC freshmen in assist-to-turnover ratio in 2016-17, she was second in the league last season at 2.4, which ranked her among the top 35 in the country. With 9.0 points and 6.3 assists per game to help the Gamecocks to their fourth-straight SEC Tournament title, she earned a spot on the 2018 All-Tournament.
The selection committee for the Nancy Lieberman Award is composed of top college women’s basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. By mid-February the watch list of 20 players for the 2019 Lieberman Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Lieberman and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The winner of the 2019 Lieberman Award will be revealed on an ESPN platform during the 2019 Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Fla.
The Gamecocks host an exhibition game on Fri., Nov. 2, taking on Lander at Colonial Life Arena at 7 p.m. Admission to the game is free. South Carolina officially opens the 2018-19 season on the road, traveling to Alabama State for a 4 p.m. tipoff on Sun., Nov. 11.
Fans interested in buying season tickets for the Gamecocks’ 2018-19 season can find more information at or by calling the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-4SC-FANS (472-3267).
2019 Nancy Lieberman Award Candidates

Laia Raventos, Charlotte
Kennedy Leonard, Colorado
Crystal Dangerfield, UConn
Kelly Campbell, DePaul
Kyra Lambert, Duke
Taja Cole, Georgia
Kayla Goth, Kansas State
Channise Lewis, Maryland
Kenisha Bell, Minnesota
Paris Kea, North Carolina
Marina Mabrey, Notre Dame
Chastadie Barrs, Lamar
Carmen Grande, Ohio State
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
Destina Slocum, Oregon State
Jessica Kovatch, Saint Francis
Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse
Evina Westrbrook Tennessee
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M