WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena
TV: SPSO (TWC 21/DTV 649/DISH 437)
RADIO: WISW-AM 1320
RECORDS: USC 3-3, High Point 2-2
COACHES: Dawn Staley (13-21 in second season at USC, 185-101 in ninth season overall); Tooey Loy (132-108 in ninth season at High Point)
TICKETS: (803) 777-4274
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Gamecocks went 1-2 against three ranked teams in the Paradise Jam over Thanksgiving weekend. Charenee Stephens led USC in its victory against San Diego State on Sunday with 20 points, but she will miss today's game with a knee sprain. This if the first of three consecutive home games for the Gamecocks.
BOTTOM LINE: A lot depends on whether the Gamecocks come out sluggish for a morning tip after the trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Talent-wise, USC is better and has games against two ACC foes next, so this is a key game.
- Chris Dearing