South Carolina Basketball: Three thumbs up, three thumbs down vs. Presbyterian

South Carolina basketball remained undefeated after beating Presbyterian in dominating fashion.

South Carolina basketball guard MiLaysia Fulwiley
South Carolina basketball guard MiLaysia Fulwiley / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Presbyterian
Thumbs Up 3: Dominant Defense

The Gamecocks were really good on defense against Presbyterian. Other than a couple of possessions in a row in the 1st quarter, PC could get nothing against Carolina. Over the final three quarters, USC allowed PC to make just four total field goals. On the box score, 17 blocks and 14 steals are nice, but the 23 forced turnovers and 54 forced missed shots are even nicer. South Carolina held the Blue Hose to under 16% shooting from the field and allowed just 8 free throw attempts.

South Carolina Basketball vs. Presbyterian
Thumbs Up 2: Sharing the Offensive Load

As they have done much of this season, the Gamecocks spread their scoring out across the roster. MiLaysia Fulwiley led the way with 18 points, but she was one of seven players to score double-digit points. Four different Gamecocks made multiple 3-pointers, and six of them shot at least 50% from the field.

South Carolina Basketball vs. Presbyterian
Thumbs Up 3: Fouls and Turnovers

So many times this season, the Gamecocks have struggled with some sloppiness. Specifically, the Gamecocks have turned the ball over and fouled too much this season. That changed on Saturday as USC kept both their giveaways and fouls in single-digits. The entire Gamecock team had just 8 turnovers, and the 3 of them were from freshman guard Tessa Johnson. They only committed 6 fouls, as well, and Ashlyn Watkins was the owner of 3 of them.