On a day when the last remaining undefeated men's basketball team lost, the South Carolina women's basketball team maintained their unblemished record with a 57-51 win over Mississippi State. The Bulldogs came into the game with a 17-3 overall record and ranked number ten nationally. However, even with the home court advantage of a program-record attendance of 10,626, they were unable to complete the upset.
The Gamecocks' guards did most of the scoring as Tina Roy and Khadijah Sessions recorded 11 and 10 points, respectively. For Sessions her points couldn't have come at a better time as she hit a 15-foot jumper with only 30 seconds remaining to extend South Carolina's lead to 53-49 at the time. Meanwhile, Tiffany Mitchell had one of her best performances of the season as she went 6-15 from the field for 21 points. In the front court, A'ja Wilson and Alaina Coates both corralled 11 rebounds and posted 6 points.
For the hosts, Victoria Vivians scored a team-high 19 points while Ketara Chapel and Morgan William added 10 apiece. Chinwe Okorie collected 8 rebounds while Teaira McCowan had 7.
The Gamecocks will head back to Columbia for a Thursday matchup against Ole Miss.