Latest News

Women's pregame: USC vs. Ole Miss

WHEN: noon

WHERE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.

TV: Fox Sports

RADIO: WISW-AM 1320

RECORDS: USC 14-14, 7-9 SEC; Mississippi 16-13, 7-9

COACHES: Dawn Staley (24-32 in two seasons at USC, 196-112 in nine seasons). Renee Ladner (47-43 in three seasons at Mississippi)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

USC beat Mississippi earlier this season. The Gamecocks had four players in double figures and held SEC leading scorer Bianca Thomas to a season-low 8 points on 2-of-10 shooting. That loss set the Rebels on a tailspin that saw them lose eight of their final 10 games. South Carolina has been getting key contributions from freshman Ieasia Walker in the past three games (12 ppg.), and her minutes are increasing.

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS:

POS. HT. NAME PPG

F 6-1 Jewel May 1.9

C 6-5 Kelsey Bone 13.8

G 5-4 Samone Kennedy 5.0

G 5-8 Ieasia Walker 5.5

G 5-5 Valerie Nainima 17.2

REBELS

POS. HT. NAME PPG

C 6-4 Kayla Holloway 4.0

G 5-4 Shantell Black 9.4

G 5-10 Elizabeth Robertson 9.5

G 5-8 Kayla Melson 12.6

G 5-10 Bianca Thomas 21.1

BOTTOM LINE

The Gamecocks need this to have a shot at a WNIT bid. If they play like they did in beating Vanderbilt in the season finale, don't be surprised if they make some noise.

- Chris Dearing

Related stories from The State in Columbia SC

  Comments