WHO: No. 16 South Carolina (21-5, 9-4); Mississippi State (12-14, 4-9)
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena
RADIO: WISW 1320 AM
SERIES: Mississippi State leads, 16-12
COACHES: Dawn Staley (260-143 in 13 seasons, 88-63 in five seasons at USC); Vic Schaefer (92-124 in eight seasons, 12-14 in one season at Mississippi State)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: South Carolina is looking to match last year’s win total in the SEC with two games to play after this one. Last year’s team and the 2001-02 squad each recorded 10 wins to be tied for most in school history. ... The Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 60-46 on Jan. 6 behind 16 points from Aleighsa Welch and 11 by Sancheon White. It was the third straight win in the series by the Gamecocks. ... Ashley Bruner has three double-doubles in her past four games. ... Elem Ibiam is probable following surgery for her broken nose she suffered in practice on Feb. 6. She underwent surgery on Feb. 15. USC also stated that Tina Roy will not play this year. She has been out all season following knee surgery. ... The Gamecocks’ RPI is No. 12 in the country. ... Assistant coach Nikki McCray will return to the bench Sunday after being on maternity leave since the birth of her son on Feb. 1.