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#3 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Preview and How to Watch

With the SEC regular season crown in sole possession, South Carolina aims for an undefeated conference schedule as they take on Alabama Monday night.

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#3 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

When: Monday, February 22, 2016, 7 p.m.

Where: Foster Auditorium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

How to watch: SEC ESPN Network / WatchESPN

Three Point Preview:

1. Dawn Staley is undefeated against Alabama in her time at South Carolina. A perfect 11-0 record boasts an average margin of victory of 22.5 points. The Gamecocks lead the all-time series 22-15 and won by a whopping 43 the last time these two teams met in Tuscaloosa. The Gamecocks last lost to Alabama 65-54 in 2008.

2. South Carolina has dominated league play the past few seasons. To go along with a perfect 13-0 record thus far this season, the Gamecocks are 42-3 in their last 45 conference games. The only other SEC team to put up such a dominate win percentage over a similar three-year span is Tennessee who have done it ten times. If the Gamecocks can win their next three games, they will have a 16-0 conference record to go along with their third straight SEC championship.

3. Led by Tiffany MItchell and Khadijah Sessions, the South Carolina guard play has been a leading strength for the Gamecocks as of late. Over her last five SEC games, Sessions has averaged 10.2 points per game with back-to-back 13 point games. Fellow senior Mitchell has been even more impressive. The shooting guard averages 17.0 points in her last five games, with 27 of her 85 coming from behind the arc.

South Carolina's next two match-ups come on the road against SEC West opponents. South Carolina travels to Ole Miss after Monday night.