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Final

(18) South Carolina 60

(13-2, 1-1 SEC)

Mississippi St 46

(8-7, 0-2 SEC)

3:00 PM ET, January 6, 2013

Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

1 2 T
#18SCAR 28 3260
MSST 20 2646

Top Performers

South Carolina: A. Welch 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

Mississippi State: K. Grant 15 Pts, 1 Reb

South Carolina rolls for first SEC victory of season

Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Aleighsa Welch led No. 18 South Carolina with 16 points and seven rebounds as the Gamecocks rolled over Mississippi State 60-46 Sunday for their first Southeastern Conference victory of the season.

Welch was 5-of-9 shooting and made 6 of 8 from the foul line. Sancheon White added 11 points as nine different players scored for South Carolina (13-2, 1-1), which dropped its SEC opener to No. 12 Tennessee on Thursday.

The Gamecocks shot 35.9 percent (14 of 39) from the floor and missed each of their two 3-point attempts, but won the rebound battle 40-30 and drained 32-of-50 free throw attempts.

South Carolina has now held 11 opponents to fewer than 50 points this season. The Gamecocks entered with a 34.2 percent defensive field goal rate, and held the Bulldogs to 32 percent (16 of 50).

Kendra Grant led Mississippi State (8-7, 0-2) with 15 points. Jerica James added 14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCAR
MSST
Points 60 46
FG Made-Attempted 14-39 (.359) 16-50 (.320)
3P Made-Attempted 0-2 (.000) 4-12 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 32-50 (.640) 10-14 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
Largest Lead 18 0

Game Leaders

 
SCAR
MSST
PointsA. Welch 16K. Grant 15
ReboundsA. Welch 7M. Alwal 8
AssistsA. Welch 3C. Foster 2
StealsS. White 3S. Robinson 1
BlocksE. Ibiam 2M. Alwal 4

2012-13 Season

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