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Gamecock women open SEC Tournament play with 89-56 rout of Georgia

So that was a good start.

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24 and counting.

The No. 1 and top-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks picked up yet another consecutive victory in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals this afternoon, rolling over ninth-seeded Georgia 89-56.

Veteran forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan led the Gamecocks with 16 points, while senior guard Ty Harris added 15 and five assists. SEC Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Aliyah Boston chipped in nine points, narrowly missing a double-double to go with 10 rebounds, and added four blocks.

While South Carolina was powered by its seniors — the remaining players from 2017’s national championship squad — it saw some production off the bench, too. LeLe Grissett led the effort with 12 points, while Victaria Sexton put up 11 and Destanni Henderson added 10 points with seven assists.

South Carolina got off to a sluggish start offensively in this one, but once it cranked up the defensive pressure, it was all over for the Dawgs. The Gamecocks racked up 14 steals to go with 12 blocks, and harassed Georgia into 23 turnovers while also out-rebounding UGA 40-30.

The Gamecocks (30-1, 16-0 SEC) now await a date with either No. 15 Texas A&M or No. 25 Arkansas in the semifinals tomorrow.