USC Women's Basketball

January 27, 2013

Women’s pregame: USC at Arkansas

WHO: No. 18 South Carolina (17-3, 5-2 SEC) vs. Arkansas (14-5, 2-4)

WHO: No. 18 South Carolina (17-3, 5-2 SEC) vs. Arkansas (14-5, 2-4)

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville Ark.

TV: None

RADIO: WISW 1320 AM

SERIES: Arkansas leads 17-9

COACHES: Dawn Staley (256-141 in 13 seasons, 84-61 in five seasons at USC); Tom Collen (324-141 in 15 seasons, 107-71 in 6 seasons at Kentucky)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Gamecocks and Razorbacks split two games a season ago, each winning at home. The Gamecocks have won twice at Arkansas in 12 tries. The most recent win was a two-point overtime game in 2011. ... Aleighsa Welch and Ieasia Walker have combined to score 47.7 percent of USC’s points in the past five games. USC is 4-1 in that stretch. ... USC’s four reserve players have averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds in the past two games. ... South Carolina has allowed more than 60 points in a game once this season. They are third in the country in scoring defense, allowing 47.7 points per game. ... Arkansas has lost two of three but is coming off a road win at Missouri on Thursday. ... Sarah Watkins is the Razorbacks’ leading scorer (12.8 ppg), and she comes off the bench.

Chris Dearing

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS
POS. HT. NAME PPG
F 6-0 Ashley Bruner 9.2
F 6-0 Aleighsa Welch 12.4
G 5-8 Ieasia Walker 9.8
G 5-10 Sancheon White 5.0
G 5-9 Tiffany Mitchell 10.2
RAZORBACKS
F 5-9 Keira Peak 11.4
F 6-0 Quistelle Williams 10.2
F 6-1 Jhasmin Bowen 6.4
G 5-10 Calli Berna 8.2
G 5-8 Dominique Wilson 4.1

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