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South Carolina women face another early test against Duke

The Gamecocks take on a familiar foe this afternoon in Columbia.

Nov 30, 2017; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley directs South Carolina Gamecocks guard Doniyah Cliney (4) against the Western Carolina Lady Catamounts in the second half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5 South Carolina (7-1) vs. No. 14 Duke (6-1)

Start time: Noon

TV: SEC Network+

Live stream:

Live audio: 107.5 FM (Columbia)

Last game

The Gamecocks rebounded from their first loss of the season, obliterating an outmatched Western Carolina squad to the tune of 101-43. A’ja Wilson did A’ja Wilson things and led South Carolina with 29 points, while Alexis Jennings added 19. Ty Harris also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.

What to watch for

The South Carolina-Duke series has produced some great games over the past few years that have gone down to the wire. Last season, the Blue Devils upset the Gamecocks in Durham, toppling second-ranked South Carolina 74-63 when they were unranked. Duke was picked to finish third in the ACC this season, and senior guard Lexie Brown was named the conference’s preseason player of the year. The Blue Devils also placed senior guard Rebecca Greenwell on the preseason all-ACC team. Brown is pacing the Blue Devils with 19.6 points per game, trailed by Greenwell with 16.9. Greenwell also leads the conference in 3-point percentage (52.3%), and as a team, the Blue Devils are sharp-shooters from behind the arc (44%, which is also tops in the ACC). This is another big, early test for South Carolina.