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South Carolina men, women look to keep rolling

The Gamecock men have one game left in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, while the women return home to host Wofford.

Nov 17, 2017; Conway, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard Hassani Gravett (2) drives to the basket while being defended by UTEP Miners guard Isiah Osborne (13) during the first half of the game at The HTC Center. South Carolina Gamecocks won 80-56. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4 South Carolina vs. Wofford

Start time: 3 p.m.

TV: SEC Network+

Live Stream: WatchESPN.com

Radio: 1320 AM (Columbia)

Last game

The Gamecocks overwhelmed rival Clemson, 66-36, in a performance that still left coach Dawn Staley wanting because she’s Dawn Staley and her standards are just that high, dang it. Lindsey Spann led South Carolina with 20 points on an incredible 6-of-7 performance from three, and A’ja Wilson added her third straight double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds). If there was anything to complain about, it was the free-throw shooting, which was a suspect 41%.

What to watch for

Wofford (1-1) opened its season with a 104-57 win over Southern Wesleyan before traveling to Georgia and suffering a 95-56 setback. The Terriers, who were picked to finish seventh in the Southern Conference out of eight teams, are led by preseason All-SoCon selection Chloe Wanink, who is averaging 25.5 points per game. She is joined in double figures by Cairo Booker and Jamari McDavid, both at 12 points per game.


South Carolina vs. Western Michigan

Start time: 2 p.m.

TV: ESPNU

Live Stream: WatchESPN.com

Last game

The Gamecocks bounced back from a disappointing 69-65 loss to Illinois State, handling UTEP 80-56 to stay alive in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic’s consolation bracket. Chris Silva led South Carolina with 15 points, and fellow starters Maik Kotsar and Justin Minaya added 14. The Gamecocks never trailed in a dominating effort that helped wash away the bad taste from their horrendous shooting performance against Illinois State.

What to watch for

Wait, these guys again? The Broncos dropped a high-scoring contest to Iowa State in their Tip-Off Classic opener (104-98), then rebounded to take care of Appalachian State, 86-67. This is the second time this week they’ll play the Gamecocks — previously, South Carolina beat Western Michigan 78-60 in Columbia. Guard Thomas Wilder, a preseason all-MAC selection, remains the go-to guy for the Broncos, averaging 21.8 points per game. Fifth place in the Tip-Off Classic is on the line.