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No. 1/1 South Carolina is back at Colonial Life Arena with the SEC taking on Auburn on Thursday night. The tip is set for 7pm and the game will be streamed on SEC Network+.

Stories written by USC Athletics Communications and Public Relations

Game information
when: January 5th at 7pm ET
Where: Columbia, South Carolina / Colonial Life Arena
clock: SEC Network+
wireless: 107.5 FM / SiriusXM Ch.81
Live stats: StatBroadcast
Game notes: south carolina
Coach Staley media availability: Youtube

auburn series
South Carolina leads the series with a 27-21 record and is now on a 12-game winning streak to beat the Tigers. The overall marks include his 15-7 mark at home and the Gamecocks are on his eighth straight win against Auburn.

In the Tigers’ final visit to Colonial Life Arena, #1 South Carolina poured into a 75-38 victory on February 17, 2022, trailing Gia Cook by 20 points and Aaliyah Boston and Victoria Saxton by 10 points each. was put on. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.

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Four – The Gamecocks lead the country in four stats, all defensive. ppg (43.6), FG% protected (.267), 3FG% protected (.203), block average. (9.9).

Five – Five Gamecocks are averaging 6.0 points or more in SEC play this season, including three off the bench in Cooper, Cardoso and Amichelle.

7- Senior guard Zia Cook leads the Gamecocks with seven points in 14 games this season.

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  • The South Carolina defense trailed its first two SEC opponents by 20.4 points per game, below its season average. The Gamecocks have allowed his 42.5 points per SEC game so far this season, slightly less than his NCAA-leading scoring ERA of 43.6 ppg, and the second-best defensive team in the league. is ole miss and allowed 48.5 ppg.

  • The Gamecocks are outscoring their opponents with 21.1 boards of rebounds per game this season, and they have surpassed them only once (at Stanford). Only three other teams have achieved his single-digit rebound deficit (UCLA, South Dakota St., Georgia).

  • Senior Jia Cook entered the SEC’s play with 22.5 ppg in the first week, ranking second in the league. This actually extended the Hots her shooting streak that dates back to six games, during which she averaged 18.8 points on her 46.9% shooting. Her 2.3 assists per game in that stretch added her 5.0 more points per game. That means she’s had her 29.6% of Gamecock’s total offense (80.5 points) in her last six games.

  • Senior Laetitia Amichele is one of the most versatile players in the country, with the ability to play all five positions on the floor, including being able to defend anywhere on the court. Over the past five games, Amihia has been outstanding as he averaged 6.5 points on 64.3% shooting, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 assists in 15.7 minutes per game.

  • Aaliyah Boston, the current National Player of the Year, passed Aretha Welch in Monday’s game in Georgia to become the SEC’s program record holder for offensive rebounds in a career game (193). This season, Boston’s offensive boards per game overall put him third in the league, including his 3.0 per game in the SEC, and he ranks ninth in the conference. am.

ranking review
The Gamecocks topped both the AP and USA Today/WBCA Coaches’ Polls for the third time this season and stayed there all week.

In the AP Poll, Gamecocks’ 53-week total of #1 is the fourth-most-most show in its voting history (3rd place, 83, La. Tech). His current 28-week winning streak at that place is his fifth longest in the history of the poll (4th with 30, UConn). South Carolina has appeared in each of his past 196 AP polls, his fourth-longest active streak in the nation dating back to December 10, 2012.

A USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll puts South Carolina in the top 10 since finishing 10th in the 2019-20 preseason poll. 38 times in the past nine seasons, it’s been #1 in that poll.

South Carolina also topped the NET rankings this week. This is also thanks to five road wins (her third most in the country).

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South Carolina’s paint dominance predates its contract class in 2019, but the Gamecox have certainly perfected it since the arrival of the group, and have been in the paint since the start of the 2019-20 season. Earned 53.6% of the points in

The 2019-20 teams had the highest final paint point average (42.4 ppg) during the period, while the 2020-21 teams had the highest paint point percentage (55.1%).

So far this season, the Gamecocks have scored 46.6 points per game in the paint, accounting for 57.1% of their offense.

Defensively, South Carolina also controlled the paint, allowing their opponents to shoot only 32.1% in lane and averaging 18.4 points in that area.

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