Women's hoops

USC women vs Paladins, today

December 9, 2012 

WHO: USC (9-0) vs. Furman (3-4)

WHEN: 3 p.m. TV: SportsSouth

WHERE: Colonial Life Arena

RADIO: WISW 1320 AM

SERIES: USC leads 11-1

COACHES: Dawn Staley (76-58 in five seasons at USC, 248-138 in 13 seasons), Jackie Carson (32-35 in three seasons at Seton Hall)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: A win today for USC would match the 1981-82 team for best start in school history with 10 straight wins. ... South Carolina next will take an exam break until Dec. 19, when No. 1 Stanford comes to visit. ... The Gamecocks have held seven of their nine opponents to fewer than 50 points. They are fifth in the country in scoring defense and 19th in field-goal percentage defense. ... Aleighsa Welch leads the SEC and is tied for eighth nationally with five double-doubles. She averages a double-double with 12.0 ppg and 10.2 rpg. She is the only player in the SEC averaging a double-double. ... Ashley Bruner has been the leading scorer or rebounder for USC seven times this season. She and Welch are tied as the top scorers on the team at 12.0 ppg. ... The Gamecocks won last year’s meeting with the Paladins by 39. ... Furman has dropped three in a row.

Chris Dearing

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS

POS.HT.NAMEPPG
FJun-00Ashley Bruner12
FJun-00Aleighsa Welch12
G8-MayIeasia Walker8.6
G10-MaySancheon White6.4
G9-MayTiffany Mitchell10.7

PALADINS

POS.HT.NAMEPPG
FJun-12Brittany Hodges7.7
FMay-12Holli Wilkins3
F10-MayJanice Roberts3.7
G7-MayTeshia Griswold16.4
G7-MayKaitlin Murphy5.1

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