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USC Gamecocks vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

WHEN: 2 p.m. today

WHERE: Colonial Life Arena

TV: SPSO (TWC 21/DTV 649/DISH 437)

RADIO: WISW-AM 1320

RECORDS: USC 4-3, North Carolina State 6-3

COACHES: Dawn Staley (14-21 in second season at USC, 186-101 in ninth season overall); Kellie Harper (6-3 in first season at N.C. State, 103-68 in sixth season overall)

TICKETS: (803) 777-4274

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

The Gamecocks are coming off of a 10-day break for exams but are still banged up. Charenee Stephens, the top reserve, will miss her second consecutive game with a left knee sprain, and Courtney Newton re-injured her right knee during practice Friday. The Wolfpack allow an average of 62 points a game and, according to Staley, play relentless defense.

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS:

POS. HT. NAME PPG

F 6-1 Jewel May 1.1

C 6-5 Kelsey Bone 16.3

G 5-4 Samone Kennedy 7.4

G 5-9 La'Keisha Sutton 10.6

G 5-5 Valerie Nainima 17.0

WOLFPACK

POS. HT. NAME PPG

F 5-11 Bonae Holston 11.2

F 6-1 Lucy Ellison 8.3

G 5-9 Marissa Kastanek 12.1

G 5-9 Nikitta Gartrell 9.6

G 5-6 Amber White 8.4

BOTTOM LINE

This is the first of three consecutive games against ACC foes for USC. In order for the Gamecocks to be successful, they need to learn to play more consistent and not have mental lapses.

- Chris Dearing

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