How to watch Missouri vs. No. 7 South Carolina women's basketball: Preview, TV schedule, and more


Dawn Staley's squad will try for its 20th win of the season against Missouri with the country's top prospect in attendance.

If you haven't been following South Carolina's women's basketball team, Sunday would be a good day to start. The Gamecocks welcome the Missouri Tigers (14-7, 3-5) to the Colonial Life Arena as they try notch their 20th win of the season and move to 8-1 in SEC play and stay tied with Texas A&M in the conference standings. (The Aggies own a head-to-head win over the Gamecocks, a two-point overtime victory in College Station, Texas on Jan. 16.) Not only is USC hoping to keep its conference championship hopes alive, but a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament could be in play if the Gamecocks keep winning.

The South Carolina roster is populated by a wealth of exciting, young talent--the lone senior on the roster is forward Wilka Montout, who averages 11 minutes of playing time per game, many of which have been blowouts. Sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell leads the team in scoring (15.3 ppg), assists (3.6), and steals (2.4) while hauling in an average of five rebounds per game. Junior Elem Ibiam and freshman Alaina Coates form a ferocious tandem of 6'4 centers who swat a large percentage of the shots (95 blocks between them) and combine for 36 percent of the team's total rebounds. And don't sleep on junior forward Aleigsha Welch, who averages a double-double in the Gamecocks' four contests against ranked opponents.

But if the prospect of witnessing--oh, I don't know--GREAT BASKETBALL doesn't quite do it for you, then perhaps the knowledge that you'll be in good company will sway you to attend. The No. 1 women's basketball recruit in the 2014 class, Heathwood Hall senior A'ja Wilson, will be attending the game as part of her official visit to South Carolina. As one might expect of the nation's best high school basketball player, she is also considering UConn, Tennessee, and UNC.

Dawn Staley has already put together an incredible group of talent--the current signing class is ranked No. 4 by ESPN--including three five-star prospects who are ranked in the top 44. Adding Wilson would be one hell of a cherry on top of an already great recruiting haul and show that the Gamecocks can defend their backyard from the best programs in the country.

Of course, it might be time to start thinking of South Carolina's program as being among that group.

How to witness

Game time: Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. EST
Location: Colonial Life Arena (18,000 capacity)
Tickets: $7 adult, $4 youth (17 and under)
TV: None
Radio: WNKT 107.5 FM/WISW 1320 AM (Brad Muller)
Live Video:
Live Stats:

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Garnet And Black Attack

You must be a member of Garnet And Black Attack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Garnet And Black Attack. You should read them.

Join Garnet And Black Attack

You must be a member of Garnet And Black Attack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Garnet And Black Attack. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.