WHO: South Carolina (22-5, 10-4) vs. Missouri (15-13, 4-10)
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo.
RADIO: WISW 1320 AM
SERIES: South Carolina leads 1-0
COACHES: Dawn Staley (89-63 in five seasons at USC, 261-143 in 13 seasons); Robin Pingeton (41-49 in three seasons at Missouri, 376-205 in 18 seasons)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: South Carolina has matched last year’s win total in the SEC with two games to play. Last year’s team and the 2001-02 squad each recorded 10 wins in league play, tied for most in school history. The Gamecocks have two chances to set a new high-water mark in SEC play. It also would be the 23rd regular season victory, which would tie the 1979-80 team for most in school history. ... Staley has elected to go with Khadijah Sessions in the starting lineup. The freshman has started the past two games and scored 11 points each time out in place of fellow freshman Tiffany Mitchell. ... Elem Ibiam returned from her broken nose in the victory against Mississippi State on Sunday. ... Ieasia Walker leads the SEC with 3.1 steals per game in conference games. ... Ashley Bruner has nearly averaged a double-double over the past games. She is averaging 11.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game during that time.....Missouri has lost five in a row since defeating Tennessee by 17 points at home. ... The Tigers are 13-4 at home this season, and this is their final regular-season home date. ... Missouri guard Morgan Eye has connected on 103 3-pointers this season, 14 more than USC has as a team