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South Carolina Women’s Basketball: #5 Gamecocks travel to LSU

Carolina tries to remain perfect in SEC play against the Tigers.

NCAA Womens Basketball: South Carolina at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks (14-1 / 4-0) head west to Louisiana to take on the LSU Tigers (14-3 / 3-1). Carolina looks to remain perfect in SEC play while LSU is trying to get back into the NCAA tournament after missing for the first time under head coach Nikki Fargas last year.

Game Start: 3 p.m.

Watch: Not televised

Stream: SEC Network+

Radio: 107.5 The Game in Columbia

Three Point Preview:

  1. With A’ja Wilson likely to be missing again for the Gamecocks, freshman Mikiah Herbert Harrigan could get her second start of the season. The freshman started against Georgia but was held scoreless in 25 minutes of play. With Wilson out, Bianca Cuevas-Moore picked up the scoring. Posting a season-high 25 points, Cuevas-Moore was the key player in the Gamecocks 66-63 win over Georgia. Allisha Gray, Alaina Coates and Tyasha Harris joined Cuevas-Moore in double figures in the win.
  2. LSU is enjoying a much better season this year compared to last. After missing the NCAA tournament for the first time under head coach Nikki Fargas (6th season), the Lady Tigers appear to be on their way back. With only three defeats on the year, two of which came against UCONN and Mississippi State, LSU will be looking for a signature win to boost their tournament outlook. A win would also give the Tigers a boost in the SEC standings. Currently third, LSU is one of three one-loss SEC teams behind Mississippi State and South Carolina.
  3. The players to watch on LSU are pair of guards. Raigyne Moncrief and Chloe Jackson are the teams two leading scorers. Both average just under 15 points per game. They also lead the team in steals with a combined 101. That contributes to the team total of 240, which is good enough for number one in the country. Jackson is also the teams leading three-point shooter at 36 percent. In the 80-71 win over Missouri last time out, Moncrief scored 23 while Jackson scored 20.