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Final

S Carolina St 45

(8-3, 1-1 MEAC)

(21) South Carolina 65

(11-1, 6-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, December 21, 2012

1 2 T
SCST 21 2445
#21SCAR 33 3265

Top Performers

South Carolina State: T. Knotts 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

South Carolina: T. Mitchell 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Pair of double-doubles lead No. 21 South Carolina to victory

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Aleighsa Welch also finished with a double-double and No. 21 South Carolina beat South Carolina State 65-45 on Friday.

Welch finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds -- eight offensive -- for the Gamecocks (11-1), who bounced back with a strong performance after losing to No. 1 Stanford 53-49 this week. Elem Ibiam scored 11 points and Ieasia Walker had six steals.

South Carolina State's Paris Alston made a jumper to cut the score to 26-21 with 2:47 left in the first half. But South Carolina held the Bulldogs scoreless for nearly eight minutes between the two halves, scoring 15 straight points to claim a 20-point lead -- its largest of the contest.

South Carolina State did not score until Tiara Knott made a layup with 15:02 left in the game.

Knott finished with 14 points before fouling out for the Bulldogs (8-3).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
SCAR
Points 45 65
FG Made-Attempted 15-49 (.306) 17-50 (.340)
3P Made-Attempted 1-11 (.091) 4-18 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 27-44 (.614)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 33 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 21

Game Leaders

 
SCST
SCAR
PointsT. Knotts 14T. Mitchell 21
ReboundsF. Goodwin 6A. Welch 14
AssistsC. Duren 3A. Bruner 4
StealsP. Alston 4I. Walker 6
BlocksP. Alston 3I. Walker 2

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