South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks roll Razorbacks to move to 28-0

South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley and her Gamecock team dominated the Arkansas Razorbacks on Thursday night.

South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley with her team
South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley with her team / Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball whipped the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road on Thursday night, moving their record to 28-0 on the season with a comfortable 98-61 victory in Fayetteville.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Arkansas

Points

Leader: Maryam Dauda with 19

Rebounds

Leader: Jenna Lawrence with 6

Assists

Leader: Makayla Daniels and Samara Spencer each with 3

Steals

Leader: Samara Spencer with 3

Blocks

Leader: Maryam Dauda with 3

Team

The Razorbacks shot 33.3%/19.5%/73.3% and had 11 turnovers

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Ashlyn Watkins with 21

Rebounds

Leader: Ashlyn Watkins with 11

Assists

Leader: Raven Johnson with 7

Steals

Leader: MiLaysia Fulwiley with 4

Blocks

Leader: Kamilla Cardoso with 1

Team

The Gamecocks shot 60.6%/42.1%/58.8% and had 14 turnovers

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Raven Johnson-Te-Hina Paopao-Bree Hall-Sania Feagin-Kamilla Cardoso
  • Cardoso returned after a two-game absence, and Feagin earned the first start of her Gamecock career.
  • Arkansas had a clear game plan: shoot a lot of 3-pointers and hope they fall. It worked early as the Razorbacks led for most of the 1st quarter after 4 perimeter makes.
  • Chloe Kitts didn't play in the 1st quarter but was very good in the 2nd.
  • The Gamecocks completely dominated the Razorbacks defensively in the 2nd quarter, holding Arkansas to 9 points on 4-13 shooting.
  • Ashlyn Watkins quietly dominated the 1st half with 13 points in 13 minutes.
  • The Gamecocks owned the rebounding battle as Carolina secured 27 misses compared to just 14 from Arkansas in the 1st half. The game finished with USC pulling down 53 boards compared to just 21 for Arky.
  • The 3rd quarter defense from USC was less than ideal, but the Gamecock offense kept them comfortably ahead.
  • The Gamecocks did not block many shots (just 1 for the game).
  • Carolina was able to spread out the workload as 9 players played at least 16 minutes. 10 played at least 8.
  • Ashlyn Watkins finished the game with 21 points and 11 rebounds in just 21 minutes.
  • Tessa Johnson knocked down 4 3-pointers on 5 attempts.
  • Every Gamecock scored at least 4 points and had at least 1 rebound in the game.

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