South Carolina Basketball: USC wins big to complete Gamecocks' weekend sweep of Mississippi State Bulldogs

South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley matched Coach Lamont Paris with a win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday.

South Carolina basketball center Kamilla Cardoso
South Carolina basketball center Kamilla Cardoso / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs:
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball moved to 2-0 in SEC play with a convincing win at home over Mississippi State. After a slow start in the 1st quarter, the #1-ranked Gamecocks were in control the whole rest of the way over the shorthanded Bulldogs and completed the weekend sweep of the two MSU basketball squads.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Mississippi State

Points

Leader: Jerkaila Jordan with 25

Rebounds

Leader: Jessika Carter and Quanirah Montague each with 6

Assists

Leader: 3 players with 3 each

Steals

Leader: Jerkaila Jordan with 3

Blocks

Leader: Quanirah Montague with 2

Other

The Bulldogs shot 3-19 from behind the arc and made just 9-16 free throws

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Bree Hall with 15

Rebounds

Leader: Kamilla Cardoso with 14

Assists

Leader: Kamilla Cardoso with 6

Steals

Leader: Te-Hina Paopao with 2

Blocks

Leader: Ashlyn Watkins with 3

Other

Te-Hina Paopao had 5 assists, and Ashlyn Watkins had 10 rebounds; Carolina made 50% of their 3-pointers

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Raven Johnson-Te-Hina Paopao-Bree Hall-Chloe Kitts-Kamilla Cardoso
  • Mississippi State came out and punched the Gamecocks in the mouth with sharp offense and physical rebounding.
  • By the time the 1st half ended, Carolina tightened its defense, settled its offense, and flipped the rebounding battle in their favor, finishing the half on a 34-19 run and with a lead in shooting efficiency (FG%, 3P%, and FT%), assists, turnovers, and rebounding.
  • MiLaysia Fulwiley didn’t play much in the 1st half and really struggled when she did. She missed a layup, threw up an airball, and had a silly foul on a rebound. She was better in the 2nd half.
  • The Gamecocks had a decent day from the free throw line, knocking down 75% of their freebies.
  • The Gamecocks shot a pathetic 14-34 for the game on shots at the rim.

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