South Carolina senior basketball star A’ja Wilson won’t play Sunday when the Gamecocks face Tennessee in Knoxville in the teams’ regular season finale.
Wilson has vertigo and didn’t make the road trip, the team tweeted Sunday afternoon. According to a team spokesperson, this is not the first time Wilson has suffered from vertigo. She was ruled out as a precaution on Saturday just before the Gamecocks left for Knoxville
The Gamecocks (23-5, 12-3 SEC) have locked in the No. 2 seed in the SEC tournament and will play Friday night against a to-be-announced opponent.
Wilson was sidelined with an ankle injury Jan. 14 when Tennessee defeated South Carolina 86-70 at Colonial Life Arena.
Wilson leads the Gamecocks with 22.9 points and 12 rebounds per game. She still needs 30 points to pass Sheila Foster and become the all-time highest scorer in program history.
Who: No. 7 South Carolina (23-5, 12-3 SEC) vs. No. 15 Tennessee (21-6, 10-5 SEC)
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
Where: Thompson–Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Listen: 107.5 The Game in Columbia, S.C.
Series History: Tennessee has a 47-5 all-time record against South Carolina. Most recently, the Lady Vols defeated the Gamecocks on Jan. 14, 86-70, as USC star A’ja Wilson was sidelined with an injury.
Last Time Out: South Carolina grinded out a 57-48 win over LSU on senior night this past Thursday, in large part thanks to A’ja Wilson’s 27 points and 24 rebounds. Tennessee had little trouble dispatching Florida on the road, pulling away in the third quarter.