South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks stay undefeated with big win over Kentucky

Dawn Staley's South Carolina basketball squad dominated the Kentucky Wildcats to move to 27-0 on the season.

South Carolina basketball players Sania Feagin, MiLaysia Fulwiley, and Raven Johnson
South Carolina basketball players Sania Feagin, MiLaysia Fulwiley, and Raven Johnson / Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball dominated the Kentucky Wildcats again on Sunday. Playing in Rupp Arena (instead of Memorial Coliseum), the Gamecocks smacked the Wildcats 103-55.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Kentucky

Points

Leader: Ajae Petty with 16

Rebounds

Leader: Ajae Petty with 8

Assists

Leader: Brooklynn Miles with 3

Steals

Leader: Ajae Petty with 3

Blocks

Leader: None

Team

The Wildcats shot 33.8%/28.6%/38.9% and had 19 turnovers

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Bree Hall with 18

Rebounds

Leader: Chloe Kitts with 12

Assists

Leader: Chloe Kitts and Raven Johnson each with 5

Steals

Leader: Three players each with 2

Blocks

Leader: Sania Feagin with 5

Team

The Gamecocks shot 64.4%/66.7%/90.5% and had 15 turnovers

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Raven Johnson-Te-Hina Paopao-Bree Hall-Chloe Kitts-Ashlyn Watkins
  • Kamilla Cardoso was out again with soreness.
  • The Gamecocks outclassed Kentucky from the opening tip. After just 4 1/2 minutes of game action, Carolina was leading 16-2.
  • Bree Hall got in foul trouble early with 2 in the first 6 minutes of the game.
  • Carolina had more blocks in the 1st quarter than Kentucky had made shots.
  • Chloe Kitts and Ashlyn Watkins were the top players in the early goings.
  • Both teams couldn't hold onto the ball in the 1st half. 18 turnovers (9 from each team) made for some ugly stretches of basketball.
  • Sania Feagin was a defensive stopper in the 1st half, swatting 4 shots in 12 minutes. She finished with a career-high 5.
  • The 3rd quarter started slow for both teams, but then the Gamecocks exploded for 8 points in 1 minute (including 2 3-pointers from Te-Hina Paopao). Paopao followed that up with another 3, and the rout officially was on for USC.
  • Sakima Walker fouled out in just 11 minutes.
  • Chloe Kitts had a double-double; Sania Feagin had a career-high in points (16) and blocks (5).

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