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Mikiah Herbert Harrigan

  • position F
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  • High school Flanagan
  • position F
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  • High school Flanagan

Mikiah Herbert Harrigan Bio

Career Game-by-Game Stats (PDF)


Senior Year (2019-20)
All-SEC Second Team
SEC Tournament MVP
No. 6 pick in 2020 WNBA Draft (Minnesota Lynx)
Sophomore Year (2017-18)

SEC All-Tournament Team
In the Record Books


2nd – Blocked shots in a career (210)
3rd – Free throw percentage in a career (.791 (235-297)
5th – Blocked shots average in a career (1.5)
7th – Games played in a career (136)
3rd – Blocked shots in career SEC games (91)
3rd – Blocked shots average in career SEC games (1.5)
Best free throw percentage in career NCAA Tournament games (.844 (27-32))
Best field goal percentage in career SEC Tournament games (.598 (55-92))
Best free throw percentage in career SEC Tournament games (.903 (28-31))


1st – Games played in a season (37 in 2016-17)
6th – Blocked shots average in a season (2.2 in 2018-19)
7th – Blocked shots in a season (71 in 2018-19)
10th – Blocked shots in a season (58 in 2019-20)
Most games played by a freshman (37 in 2016-17)
Best free throw percentage in a single NCAA Tournament (.875 (14-16) in 2019)


Best field goal percentage by a freshman (1.000 (5-5) vs. Vanderbilt, 2/16/17)


Career Summary

  • In four seasons, helped Gamecocks to the 2017 NCAA National Championship, the 2018 Elite Eight and the 2019 Sweet 16 along with two SEC Regular-Season Championships, three SEC Tournament crowns and the program’s first final No. 1 ranking at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season
  • In her career, Gamecocks never finished lower than 16th in the country and ended in the top 10 three times, including a pair of top-three finishes – No. 1 in 2020 and No. 3 in 2017
  • Gamecocks went 118-22 (.843) in her career, highlighted by a 38-17 mark (.691) against nationally ranked opponents
  • One of three Gamecocks all-time to amass 1,000 points and 200 blocks in her career, joining Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson in that status
  • Was dominant in the Gamecocks’ SEC Tournament runs, pouring in 14.1 points on 59.8 percent shooting over her career at the event, which includes three runs to the title and Tournament MVP honors in 2020

Senior Year (2019-20)

  • Earned All-SEC honors, turning in career-high scoring and rebounding averages and field goal percentage, including adding outside shooting as a threat (20-of-46, .435)
  • Was the team’s top scorer in her final season in the Garnet and Black, ranking 16th in the SEC with 13.1 points per game
  • Tied for team-high honors with 28 games of double-digit scoring, including a team-high 11 games as the team’s top scorer
  • Ranked sixth in SEC in field goal percentage and eighth in blocked shots per game
  • Brought home SEC Tournament MVP honors after adding 14.7 points and 2.0 blocks per game to the Gamecocks’ championship run
  • Scored 15 of the team’s’ 19 first-quarter points against #12/14 Texas A&M (Mar. 1) en route to game-high 20
  • Became the third Gamecock in program history to block 200 shots with a pair of swats at Florida (Feb. 27), offensively poured in 10 of her 18 points in the first quarter
  • Caught fire in the third quarter against LSU (Feb. 20), scoring eight of her 12 points in the frame and finished the game with three blocked shots, tied for her high in SEC games this season
  • Opened second half against #5/6 UConn (Feb. 10) with an assist, a rebound, a 3 and a blocked shot in the first minute
  • Masterful effort at #25/- Arkansas (Feb. 6) with 11 of her team-high 25 points coming in the first half and matching her season high with nine rebounds
  • Scored nine points in the third quarter at Missouri (Jan. 16) en route to a game-high 14 points
  • Dropped seven of her 15 points in the third quarter at Vanderbilt (Jan. 12), including one of her two 3s
  • Poured in 10 of her 12 points at Alabama (Jan. 5) in the first half, including six of the last 11 in the second quarter to establish a 15-point lead at the break
  • Scored nine of her 15 points in the fourth quarter to power home late win at Temple (Dec. 7)
  • Used back-to-back layups to launch a 13-2 run to close out the win over #2/2 Baylor (Nov. 30)
  • Put the Washington State (Nov. 29) game out of reach with six quick points in the fourth quarter, finishing with nine of her team-high 20 points in the final period
  • Tallied nine of her game-high 21 points during in the first quarter against Appalachian State (Nov. 17)
  • Scored 10 of her team-high 13 points against Alabama State (Nov. 5) in the third quarter, including 6-of-6 free throw shooting

Junior Year (2018-19)

  • Became 13th Gamecock to reach 100 career blocks with a pair of swats at Purdue (Dec. 16) and moved into program’s career top five in blocks against Florida State (Mar. 24)
  • Ranked third in SEC and 35th in the nation in blocked shots per game (2.1), including 16 games of at least three blocks
  • Averaged a career-high 10.4 points both overall and in SEC play, scoring in double figures 17 times in 33 games
  • Was team’s highest scorer in the postseason, averaging 17.0 points over four games in the SEC and NCAA Tournaments, shooting 53.7 percent from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range, and blocking 3.0 shots per game
  • Scored eight of her 16 points against #1/1 Baylor (Mar. 30) in the third quarter as Gamecock offense got on track
  • Came off the bench with team-high 20 points in NCAA second round against #25/22 Florida State (Mar. 24), including 10 second-quarter points to build a seven-point halftime lead
  • Scored first six points of a 12-0 run while adding a blocked shot and forced a turnover during a 35-point Carolina third quarter in SEC Tournament quarterfinal vs. Arkansas (Mar. 8) … finished with a career-high 27 points
  • Notched her third double-double off the bench against #5/5 Mississippi State (Mar. 3), including a highlight reel block in the second quarter to help go into the locker room with a 39-32 lead
  • Came off the bench at Auburn (Feb. 28) to lead team to win with 12 fourth-quarter points on 4-of-5 shooting
  • Good energy at Tennessee (Feb. 24) with three blocks in second quarter and three of her five rebounds coming in the fourth quarter to help hold off Lady Vols’ comeback attempt
  • Helped Carolina jump out to a big first-quarter lead at #4/5 UConn (Feb. 11), including a three with 4:40 to go in the period to put the Gamecocks up by 10
  • Swatted back-to-back shots in the third quarter against Ole Miss (Feb. 7), helping Carolina hold the Rebels to just five points and scoreless for the final 5:42 of the quarter
  • Blocked two shots in the third quarter to help allow just eight points in the period at #19/15 Kentucky (Jan. 31)
  • Scored eight of her 10 points in the Gamecocks’ dominating first quarter at LSU (Jan. 13), shooting 4-for-5
  • Scored seven of her 11 points during the 22-2 run to begin the game against Florida (Jan. 10)
  • Hit go-ahead basket with 34.5 seconds remaining against Alabama (Jan. 6), and scored six of her SEC career-best 18 points in the third quarter to help Gamecocks keep the lead over the rallying Crimson Tide
  • Anchored the frontcourt at #21/21 Texas A&M (Jan. 3), especially on the glass in the second half, grabbing 11 of her career-high 16 rebounds in the final 20 minutes while scoring seven of her 11 points and blocking five of her career-high six shots in that stretch to secure the comeback victory
  • Was both steady and clutch at Purdue (Dec. 16) en route to her first career double-double, grabbing the offensive rebound (her eighth of the game) that set up game-tying free throws from Bianca Jackson at the end of first overtime and adding a jumper and a blocked shot to help pull away in the second OT
  • Swatted two of her four blocks against Dayton (Nov. 28) in the final three minutes to help hold Flyers scoreless over last 4:39

Sophomore Year (2017-18)

  • Played in 33 games with five starts, including all three games of the SEC Tournament
  • Team’s top scorer twice – Alabama State, at #15/14 Tennessee
  • 10 double-figure scoring games, including four straight as part of the starting lineup late in the season, during which she shot 62.5 percent from the field to average 14.8 points
  • Ranked ninth in the SEC with 1.3 blocks per game on the season
  • Pulled down nine of her career-high 10 boards in the second half in Carolina’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game against Virginia (Mar. 18)
  • Brilliant SEC Tournament run, averaging 14.0 points on 72.0 percent shooting (18-of-25) to go with 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game to earn All-Tournament honors for the first time in her career
  • Established early frontcourt presence in SEC Tournament title game against #2/2 Mississippi State (Mar. 4) with 11 first-quarter points on 4-of-4 shooting
  • Solid second-half shooting (11 points, 5-of-6) in SEC Tournament quarterfinal against #12/12 Tennessee (Mar. 2) helped Gamecocks hold off Lady Vols down the stretch
  • Recorded her first career 20-point game with 21 on 7-of-10 shooting against Savannah State (Dec. 17)

Freshman Year (2016-17)

  • Played in every game, including 19.3 minutes per contest in postseason play
  • Averaged 6.2 points in postseason play, including 9.3 in the SEC Tournament to rank third on the team
  • Grabbed tough defensive rebound in traffic to preserve one-point lead in last 31 seconds against Arizona State (Mar. 19)
  • Netted 12 of her 14 points over the last 15 minutes against UNC Asheville (Mar. 17) in her NCAA Tournament debut
  • Turned in a clinical first-half shooting performance against #20/24 Kentucky (Mar. 4) in the SEC Tournament semifinals, connecting on all seven field goal attempts over first two periods … scored 14 of her career-best 17 points in first half
  • Tremendous on the glass after getting the start in place of center Alaina Coates in the SEC Tournament against Georgia (Mar. 3) with a game-high 10 rebounds
  • Scored Carolina’s first six points in the second quarter at Texas A&M (Feb. 23) to put the Gamecocks ahead by one in a back-and-forth first half … finished with an SEC career high 13 points and added a block and a steal
  • Connected on all five of her field goals against Vanderbilt (Feb. 16) to finish with an SEC career-high 12 points … scored eight of Carolina’s final 10 points over the last five minutes of the game and chipped in two fourth-quarter blocks
  • Drew first career start against Georgia (Jan. 12), stepping into the lineup for the injured A’ja Wilson
  • Contributed timely blocks against #9/9 UCLA (Dec. 18), denying a last-second Bruin field goal at the end of the first half before recording blocks on back-to-back possessions during Carolina’s key third-quarter run 
  • Netted five of her 11 points against #4/4 Louisville (Nov. 27) in the final 1:24 of the first half to send the Gamecocks into the locker room with an eight-point lead they would not relinquish

High School

  • Ranked as the No. 12 forward in the 2016 Class
  • Helped team to four district championships
  • Named 2016 8A Player of the Year and “Queen of the Court” by the Florida Basketball Coaches Association (FBCA)
  • Was a two-time FBCA All-State selection
  • Averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds as a senior


  • Daughter of Michelle Herbert Harrigan, has a younger sister, Mikiaya
  • Majoring in criminal justice