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    South Carolina 66, SC State 21
    Central Michigan 78, Ole Miss 75
    Auburn 62, USF 45

    South Carolina Trumps In-State Rival

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina set a program record for fewest points allowed in a 66-21 victory over South Carolina State in Dawn Staley's 100th game as head coach of the Gamecocks. The win puts the Gamecocks at 8-2, the best record they have had since the opening of the 2003-04 season. Senior guard La'Keisha Sutton also hit the South Carolina record book in the outing, recording her 1,000th career point midway through the first half.

    The Lady Bulldogs' 21 points in the game eclipsed the previous record of 24 that was originally set in a 67-24 victory over Georgia Southern on February 3, 1992, and tied earlier this season by Presbyterian. South Carolina held SC State to 12.5 percent shooting from the field, another Gamecock opponent record low, and held a 46-28 edge in rebounding.

    "We are more confident than we were at the beginning of the season on both sides of the ball," Staley said. "From a defensive stand point, our team really understands what they can do to create havoc for an offense. From an offensive stand point, the last two games have really helped us gain some more confidence."

    After the teams traded baskets on their opening possessions, South Carolina used a 15-0 run to pull away from the Lady Bulldogs, taking an 18-2 lead midway through the half. Sutton led the team with 12 points in the first half to become the 11th player in South Carolina history to score 1,000 in her career. Defensively, the Gamecocks were just as efficient, limiting the Lady Bulldogs to just one shot on most possessions.

    The Gamecocks' defense held SC State to only eight points in the first half, the second-lowest mark in Gamecock history. South Carolina out rebounded the Lady Bulldogs 15-9 before halftime, led by Ieasia Walker and Welch with five each.

    Sutton and Tina Roy led the Gamecocks with 12 points each. Aleighsa Welch paced the team in rebounds with nine, six of them defensive, along with nine points, narrowly missing her first career double-double.


    Ole Miss Falls To Central Michigan

    OXFORD, Miss. –  Leading by as many as 14 during the game, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team fell to Central Michigan 78-75 in overtime Wednesday afternoon marking the team’s first home loss of the year.   

    Ole Miss fell to 6-3 with the loss while Central Michigan improved to 4-5.

    The Chippewa’s cut Ole Miss’ lead to one, 60-59, with under a minute to play before Valencia McFarland hit a jumper with 40 seconds remaining. Central Michigan tied the game with 17 seconds to play before McFarland hit a pair of free throws with 17.5 seconds remaining to go up two, 64-62. Central Michigan hit a jumper with 5.2 seconds left to tie the game and sent it to overtime.

    In overtime, Central Michigan took its first lead of the game, 69-68, with 3:12 to play and did not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the game.

    McFarland tied her career high with 24 points while Nikki Byrd recorded her sixth double-double in the last seven games with 17 points and 14 assists.  Central Michigan outrebounded Ole Miss 61-44.

    “This game hurts,” head coach Renee Ladner said.  “We had missed opportunities, missed chip shots and got hurt big on the boards.  Everybody had a little hand in that one but you win as a team and you lose as a team.”

    Byrd, who was playing in her 100th career game, kept her streak of scoring in double-figures alive and pushed the streak to 10 games dating back to last season.

    Ole Miss jumped out to a 9-0 lead and pushed its lead to 10 on a three-pointer from Maggie McFerrin with 7:56 to play in the half.  

    The Rebels extended their lead to 14 with 55 seconds left in the half before the Chippewa’s cut the lead to 10, 35-25, at the half.

    Byrd led the team at the half with 13 points and six rebounds. As a team, Ole Miss shot 38.9 percent from the floor (14-36).  

    In the second half, Central Michigan used an 8-1 run to cut Ole Miss’ lead to three, 43-40, with 11:30 to play. Ole Miss pushed its lead back to double-digits with a three from McFarland as the Rebels led 56-42 with 6:39 to play.


    Camille Glymph Scores Career-High 23 Points In 62-45 Win Over South Florida

    AUBURN – Auburn sophomore Camille Glymph took advantage of her first career start, rattling off a career-high 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as she led the Tigers (6-2) to a 62-45 win over South Florida (6-5) Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

    The win avenged a 67-49 loss the Tigers took at the hands of the Bulls last season in Tampa, and gave Auburn its best start to the season since 2008-09.

    “We’re absolutely pleased with the win, as we always are to win a game,” said Auburn head coach Nell Fortner. “We were a little rugged out there. We’ve been off for 10 days, and maybe that had a little something to do with it, but I thought we had some great efforts.”

    Glymph was joined by fellow sophomore Tyrese Tanner in double figures with 12 points. Senior Parrisha Simmons pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds along with four steals.

    “I thought Parrisha Simmons was outstanding defensively and on the boards tonight,” said Fortner. “Camille Glymph definitely took advantage of that first start and knocked down shots and really kept us in the ballgame for a large part of the night, so I was proud of that. We just have to keep working and keep getting better and taking care of the basketball.”

    Auburn never trailed against Big East member South Florida, taking an early 8-0 lead over the Bulls. South Florida closed the gap to two, 11-9, with 13:46 left in the game, but the Tigers pulled away and out-scored the Bulls 16-10 the rest of the half for a 27-19 halftime lead.

    Auburn led by as many as 12 points in the first half. The Bulls’ 19 first-half points marked the fourth time this season for the Tigers to hold their opponent to less than 20 points in a half.

    The Tigers kept rolling in the second half, opening up on a 20-5 run to lead 47-24 with 13:34 left in the game. The Bulls tried to battle back in, using their defense to cut the Auburn lead to as few as 11 points, but Auburn never dropped below double figures and held on for the 62-45 win.

    The 17-point victory marked the Tigers’ fifth win by double figures in their eight games this season.

    Jasmine Wynne led South Florida with 17 points, seven steals and five rebounds. Caitlin Rowe came off the bench to add 10 points for the Bulls.

    Auburn was 39.1 percent (18-of-46) from the field, but was 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from 3-point range. The Tigers held South Florida to 29.3 percent (17-of-58) from the field and just one 3-pointer. The Tigers also won the rebound battle, 48-29.