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#2 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. #25 Tennessee Lady Volunteers: Women's Basketball Preview, Live Stream, and Live Game Thread

The Gamecocks will face their fifth straight nationally ranked opponent tonight on ESPN2

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

It's yet another top-25 matchup for the South Carolina Gamecocks, their 5th in a row, when they take on #25 Tennessee tonight. In their previous four games, South Carolina is 3-1 as their only loss of the season came last week against #1 UConn. Their wins came against #10 Texas A&M 70-63, #18 Kentucky 78-68, and #16 Florida 86-71.

#2 South Carolina Gamecocks (23-1, 11-0 SEC) vs. #25 Tennessee Lady Volunteers (15-9, 6-5 SEC)

When: Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 P.M. ET

Where: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN

How to Watch: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN.com

Three Point Preview

1. Beating ranked opponents has been an apparent skill for South Carolina so far this season. With the win over Florida, the Gamecocks tied the program-record of 10 wins versus the top 25. Of the ten victories, seven of them are in SEC play while four of them have come against teams in the top 10.

2. Alaina Coates has stepped up her game as conference play wears on. The junior center has eight double-doubles in eleven SEC games thus far, including in each of the past three. She is averaging 11.3 rebounds and 17.7 points on 73.3 percent shooting in these games.

3. Although the Lady Vols have dominated the all-time series with the Gamecocks, holding a 45-4 edge, South Carolina has had success recently. Three of those wins for the Gamecocks came in the last five seasons, including sweeping Tennessee last year with the second victory giving South Carolina its first ever SEC Tournament Championship.