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Game preview: Gamecock women host Kentucky in final homestand

South Carolina’s final week of home games starts with a date against the Wildcats.

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No. 8 South Carolina (21-5, 10-3 SEC) vs. Kentucky (13-14, 5-8)

Start time: 3 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

Live stream: watchespn.com

Live audio: 107.5 FM (Columbia)

Last game

The Gamecocks outlasted No. 20 Georgia in Athens, 77-65, to take sole possession of second place in the SEC standings. The victory broke a three-way tie behind leader Mississippi State between No. 11 Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina, and positions the Gamecocks well for the SEC Tournament.

Ty Harris led the Gamecocks with 20 points and A’ja Wilson notched another double-double, scoring 18 points and pulling down 16 rebounds. The Gamecocks took advantage of the Bulldogs’ foul trouble, racking up 25 free-throw attempts and converting 27 of them.

What to watch for

Kentucky is coming off a 78-57 win against Arkansas, but had previously lost three straight. South Carolina topped the Wildcats earlier this season, defeating them 81-64 in Lexington on Jan. 21 in Wilson’s first game back from an ankle injury. Forward Alexis Jennings, a Kentucky transfer, was a big factor, scoring 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds.