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Augusta Chronicle Feb 8, 2016

No. 1 Huskies take top-ranked showdown against No. 2 Gamecocks

COLUMBIA — UConn coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson – and fretting about their departure next season. “I carry five cellphones now with all the coaches who want to schedule us next year when these guys leave,” Auriemma said Monday night. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 7, 2016

South Carolina women look to slow UConn's Breanna Stewart

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century ago. Now, it’s up to Staley to gameplan against Stewart when the second-ranked Gamecocks (22-0) take on the No. 1 Huskies (22-0) tonight. “When you have skill, the competitor that’s in her, the willingness not to let her team lose, it’s incredible,” Staley said with awe. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 6, 2016

South Carolina upends Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Sindarius Thornwell had 25 points and nine assists, helping No. 25 South Carolina beat No. 8 Texas A&M 81-78 on Saturday. Michael Carrera scored 20 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Gamecocks (20-3, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who bounced back from a 69-56 loss at Georgia on Tuesday. Mindaugus Kacinas finished with 11 points. Danuel House and Alex Caruso had 16 points apiece for Texas A&M (18-5, 7-3), which has lost two in a row and three of four. Jalen Jones scored 14 points. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 6, 2016

Michaux: South Carolina says it's ready for UConn

South Carolina’s women are a perfect 22-0 and eagerly anticipating a matchup between the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the nation in the week after Groundhog Day. Sound familiar? The Gamecocks certainly hope this isn’t a remake of the movie in which Bill Murray is trapped in an endless rinse and repeat cycle in the shadow of a weather-predicting rodent. South Carolina does not want to wake up Tuesday morning and find it’s Feb. 9, 2015, all over again with UConn-induced scars. read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 3, 2016

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp pleased with first class on National Signing Day

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said he had a high winning percentage in recruiting this year. He hopes that translates to success on the football field. Muschamp said he visited with about 36 players since taking the job in early December. “And only six guys we offered didn’t come,” he said. “So we did a good job when we got them here on campus.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Feb 3, 2016

2016 College Signing Lists

CLEMSON Name Pos. Ht./Wt. Hometown/School Zerrick Cooper QB 6-2/205 Jonesboro, GA/Plant City Cornell Powell WR 6-1/190 Greenville, NC/Rose Jamie Skalski LB 6-0/230 Newman, GA/North Gate Tavien Feaster RB 5-11/190 Spartanburg, SC/Spartanburg Chandler Reeves OL 6-6/255 McDonough, GA/Eagle Landing Diondre Overton WR 6-5/195 Greensboro, NC/Page TJ Chase WR 6-2/185 Plant City, FL/Plant City read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 31, 2016

South Carolina fends off Texas A&M

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A’ja Wilson scored 27 points and Tiffany Mitchell added 20 as No. 2 South Carolina stayed unbeaten by holding on for a 70-63 victory over No. 10 Texas A&M on Sunday night. The game was tied at 54 with 7:42 remaining when Mitchell hit a jump shot from the left side, and ensuing layups by Alaina Coates and Khadijah Sessions pushed South Carolina (21-0, 9-0 SEC) to a 60-54 lead. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 28, 2016

South Carolina women notch 20th victory

COLUMBIA — A’ja Wilson scored 17 points, Alaina Coates had another double-double and No. 2 South Carolina used its inside game to move to 20-0 for a second consecutive season, pounding Mississippi 81-62 on Thursday night.   NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 54, GEORGIA TECH 42 In Atlanta, Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Lindsay Allen added 14 and Notre Dame (20-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) took a sluggish victory over Georgia Tech.   read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 24, 2016

South Carolina stays perfect with SEC win over Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points, including nine in a tight fourth quarter, and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 10 Mississippi State 57-51 on Sunday. South Carolina (19-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) led for almost the entire second half, but struggled to fight off Mississippi State in the final minutes. The Bulldogs cut South Carolina’s lead to 44-43 with 3:30 left, but Mitchell responded with five straight points to help push the Gamecocks to the road win. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 23, 2016

Kevin Punter Jr. leads Tennessee over South Carolina

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As soon as he made his first shot of the second half, Tennessee’s Kevin Punter Jr. knew how the rest of his day would go. Punter scored a career-high 36 points as Tennessee capitalized on sizzling 3-point shooting in the second half for a 78-69 victory over No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday. Punter scored 27 points in the second half, when he shot 5 of 6 from 3-point range and 12 of 12 from the free throw line. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 21, 2016

Alaina Coates leads South Carolina women to victory

AUBURN, Ala. — Alaina Coates scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 2 South Carolina to a 74-58 win over Auburn on Thursday night. The Gamecocks (18-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) weathered an early shooting drought and wound up with a lopsided win after surviving a 59-58 scare against Texas A&M. Tiffany Mitchell added 13 points and five assists, Tina Roy scored 12 and A’ja Wilson 11. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 20, 2016

New South Carolina coach Will Muschamp isn't wasting time on recruiting trail

  COLUMBIA — Will Muschamp has managed to climb out of the large recruiting hole he inherited when he took the South Carolina job last month. Two weeks before signing day, there are several signs the new coach has calmed the uncertainty stemming from Steve Spurrier’s abrupt mid-season resignation and the unsettled Gamecocks coaching situation at the end of the season. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 16, 2016

Clemson rolling along in the ACC

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jaron Blossomgame scored 25 points and Clemson defeated a third consecutive ranked opponent for the first time in program history with a 76-65 victory over No. 8 Miami on Saturday. The Tigers (12-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won five in a row over­all, a run that includes a win at Syracuse and home victories over No. 21 Louis­ville, No. 9 Duke and the Hurri­canes (13-3, 2-2), who dropped their second in a row. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 14, 2016

South Carolina women stay unbeaten with win over Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A’Ja Wilson had 26 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks and No. 2 South Carolina remained undefeated with a 73-62 victory over No. 9 Kentucky on Thursday night. The Gamecocks (16-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) scored a season-low 28 points in the first half, then outscored Kentucky 45-30 in the final two quarters. They pulled away with an 18-8 run. Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points, and Tina Roy had 12 for the Gamecocks. NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 63, BOSTON COLLEGE 50 read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 14, 2016

Michaux: Gamecocks have come a long way

Alabama is indiscriminate in its disdain for Palmetto State perfection. Two nights after spoiling Clemson’s 15-for-15 plans in the college football championship, the Crimson Tide men’s basketball team ruined South Carolina’s feel-good 15-0 start with a 73-50 bludgeoning in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “We played awful,” Gamecocks leading scorer Michael Carrera repeated three times in his blunt post-game assessment. read more