COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ashley Bruner scored 16 points and Aleighsa Welch and Ieasia Walker added 14 apiece as No. 14 South Carolina defeated Florida 67-56 Sunday.
The Gamecocks (23-6, 11-5) set a school record for Southeastern Conference victories in a season and tied their program record for regular-season wins.Khadijah Sessions' 3-pointer started a 9-2 run that gave the Gamecocks a 53-44 lead with 6:32 remaining. They led 61-49 with 3:41 left after a three-point play and another free throw by Welch and a jumper by Bruner.Welch also had 10 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season, and Walker tied her career high with eight assists.Sydney Moss scored 16 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Gators (17-13, 6-10). Jaterra Bonds added 12 points before fouling out and Jennifer George had 10 points and blocked four shots.Both teams will begin play Thursday at the SEC tournament in Duluth, Ga.