#2 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Hawaii Rainbow Wahine
Sunday, November 29, 2015 | 10:00 p.m. ET
Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Live stream: BigWest.tv
Announcers: Jim Leahey (pxp); Lori Wanti (analyst)
Audio: Click here.
- The Gamecocks try to make it a 3-for-3 visit to the islands as they wrap up the Rainbow Wahine Showdown against host Hawaii this evening. South Carolina took the first two, one not-so-easily and one a little bit more comfortably: they took down #16 Arizona State by two to open the tournament before holding off CSU Bakersfield 90-71 last night. This is their fourth time playing the Rainbow Wahine (and their first meeting in 24 years), leading the all-time series 3-0.
- Hawaii enters tonight's contest at 4-2 with wins over Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, Loyola Marymount and CSU Bakersfield. During their invitational this weekend, they topped the Roadrunners 74-60 before being blown out by Arizona State 75-49. Sarah Toeaina (10.5 ppg), Megan Huff (9.5 ppg) and Destiny King (9.3 ppg) have shared the scoring load for the Rainbow Wahine thus far, with King (9.8 points a night last year) the top returning scorer from 2014-15. Hawaii, naturally, has a strong West Coast flair on their roster; seven players hail from California and three are from Washington. The others? One each from Nevada, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
- The Rainbow Wahine are the second straight WNIT qualifier the Gamecocks have faced this weekend, and the third WNIT team in four outings they have gone up against. Hawaii lost to Saint Mary's in overtime, 92-88, in the tournament's first round. Counting the Sun Devils, an NCAA team last year, Carolina has played four postseason teams in four games.