Women’s hoops pregame: USC vs. North Greenville

October 31, 2013 

What:Exhibition game

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Colonial Life Arena

TV: None

Tickets: Free admission

North Greenville’s probable starters: G Tyler Powers 5-5 So. (10.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg); G Alisha Hope 5-8 Jr. (14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg); G Timisty Nelson 5-9 Jr. (14.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg); F Tierra Richberg 5-10 So. (3.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg); F Krisceda Cotton 5-8 Sr. (10.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg)

South Carolina’s probable starters: G Khadijah Sessions 5-8 So. (5.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg); G Asia Dozier 6-0 So. (2.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg); G Tiffany Mitchell 5-9 So. (9.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg); F Aleighsa Welch 6-0 Jr. (12.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg); C Elem Ibiam 6-4 Jr. (5.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg)

Notes: Each team plays an exhibition before hitting the court for a this-one-counts game, although the Crusaders have another exhibition before beginning their season. … North Greenville went 11-15 last year, while South Carolina went 25-8 and won one game in the NCAA tournament. … The Crusaders have eight South Carolina natives on their roster, including four from the Midlands. … USC redshirt freshman guard Tiffany Davis will not play. She is nursing a tender hamstring and while she could play, she will rest it for the opener. … The game will be played under the new rules in the sport. For the first time, the 10-second backcourt rule will be in effect.

Next game: USC hosts Charleston Southern in its season-opener at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

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