Women’s Basketball Has Two Big SEC Games Left


Even though the Lady Gamecocks had a big win over Tennessee on Monday night, it’s not over yet as South Carolina women’s basketball has two big SEC games left.  It’d be nice to breathe a sigh of relief and be able to relax through the final two games of the regular season after beating number six Tennessee.  However that will not be the case, and these two games are just as big as almost any other.

The win against Tennessee was huge in many different ways, one of which seem to be opening the door to the SEC top spot for the upcoming tournament. However there are still two SEC games left to play both of which could change that outcome.

First up Thursday night at 7 PM is the 11th ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs at 25-4 on the season.  All four of the Bulldogs losses come to SEC opponents, including one in double overtime to Kentucky and another to Tennessee.  Many of their tendencies are similar to the Gamecocks, however one main differences they love to shoot the three point shot.  The Gamecocks defense will have to be much more aggressive in defending the three point shot in this game that they were against Tennessee who they seemingly let stand there shooting set shot after set shot.

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Then on Sunday in Lexington the Gamecocks take on the 13th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in a huge SEC match-up to end the season.  Granted Kentucky has lost three consecutive SEC games, and definitely do not have the best defense giving up almost 70 points a game. However it is Kentucky basketball, it is in Lexington, and it is the final game of the season which could play a role in both the SEC tournament and the NCAA tournament pairings.  There’s no doubt the Wildcats will be ready for this game and would not love nothing more than to upset the number two-ranked gamecocks in that finale.

So the win against Tennessee was a big one, but it ain’t over yet. There’s still two really big games standing in the way of that top spot in the SEC.

And don’t forget Thursday night the Gamecocks are going to try and finish number one in the nation in overall attendance and average attendance per game so be there to support coach Dawn Staley and her team.