Women’s pregame: USC at Arkansas

01/27/2013 12:00 AM

01/27/2013 12:05 AM

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


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


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
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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