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(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

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    #18SC 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

     
    SC
    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

     
    SC
    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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