Women’s pregame: USC at Mississippi State

January 5, 2013 

WHO: No. 18 South Carolina 12-2, 0-1; Mississippi State 8-6, 0-1

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Miss.

TV: None

RADIO: WISW 1320 AM

SERIES: Mississippi State leads 16-11

COACHES: Dawn Staley (79-60 in five seasons at USC, 251-140 in 13 seasons); Vic Schaefer (8-6 in one season at Mississippi State, 88-116 in eight seasons)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Gamecocks look to rebound from a 20-point trouncing at home against Tennessee. USC shot 29 percent — 21 in the second half — in losing their SEC opener on Thursday. ... Tiffany Mitchell led the way against the Vols with 14 points but she was 5-of-14 from the field. ... USC has won the past two in the series. ... USC grabbed 21 offensive rebounds against the Vols but scored 20 points off those rebounds. ... The Bulldogs had their five-game winning streak snapped with a 51-point loss to Vanderbilt on Thursday. ... Mississippi State is 8-1 at home.

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS
POS. HT. NAME PPG
F 6-0 Ashley Bruner 9.4
F 6-0 Aleighsa Welch 11.9
G 5-8 Ieasia Walker 8.6
G 5-10 Sancheon White 5.9
G 5-9 Tiffany Mitchell 11.9
BULLDOGS
F 6-3 Carnecia Williams 9.1
C 6-4 Martha Alwal 12.1
G 5-2 Katia May 4.8
G 5-11 Kendra Grant 12.3
G 5-6 Darriel Gaynor 6.2

Chris Dearing

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