South Carolina is down a player two weeks before practice starts.
USC announced Monday that redshirt junior guard Tiffany Davis tore her left ACL on Friday and is expected to miss the 2015-16 season. Davis, who tore her right ACL after three games in 2012-13, is consulting with USC physician Jeffrey Guy on when to have surgery.
Davis, a 5-foot-7 guard from Houston nicknamed “Slim,” was an option at point guard behind starter Khadijah Sessions and backup Bianca Cuevas. She has averaged 2.2 points and 9.4 minutes over 51 career games — 16 last year as the Gamecocks advanced to the Final Four.
The NCAA can award sixth years of eligibility to players who have lost two or more seasons to injury, and Davis seems to be a lock to receive one if she wants to pursue it. She has one definite year of eligibility remaining (2016-17).
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The Gamecocks have a full bench with 16 players, but transfers Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray must sit out this year. With Tiffany Davis’ injury, USC has 13 game-ready players.