Women’s pregame: USC at Ole Miss

February 16, 2013 

WHO: No. 16 South Carolina (20-5, 8-4 SEC); Mississippi (9-15, 2-9)

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

TV: SEC Network

RADIO: WISW 1320 AM

SERIES: Mississippi leads 17-15

COACHES: Dawn Staley (87-63 in five seasons at USC, 259-143 in 13 seasons); Brett Frank (9-15 in one season at Mississippi)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Gamecocks look to bounce back from two consecutive heartbreaking losses. They dropped a last-second two-point contest to Texas A&M a week ago and blew a 14-point halftime lead in losing to Kentucky by four points on Thursday. ... USC allowed more than 60 points for the second time this season in the last outing against Kentucky.. ... USC shot 56 percent against the Wildcats, a season-high.....South Carolina is third in the country in scoring defense, allowing 49 points per game. ... A South Carolina victory would be its 100th in SEC regular-season play. ... Elem Ibiam is listed as day-to-day following surgery on Feb. 15 to repair a broken nose she suffered in practice on February 6. ... The Gamecocks have won three in a row against the Rebels and six of the past eight meetings. ... South Carolina is 14th in the latest RPI released on Feb. 11. ... Mississippi broke a four-game losing streak by defeating Mississippi State 65-51 on Thursday.

Chris Dearing

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS

POS. HT. NAME PPG.
F6-0Ashley Bruner9.5
F6-0Aleighsa Welch12.0
G5-8Ieasia Walker9.6
G5-10Sancheon White4.7
G5-9Tiffany Mitchell9.6

REBELS

POS. HT. NAME PPG
F6-1Danielle McCray6.4
F6-3Courtney Marbra5.5
G5-4Valencia McFarland11.4
G5-10Gracie Frizzell7.4
G5-7Diara Moore11.3

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