Hannah Wade / The Daily Gamecock

South Carolina looks to extend winning streak over Ole Miss

After a fourth quarter surge to put the South Carolina women’s basketball team over the Arkansas Razorbacks last Sunday, the Gamecocks will look to continue their four-game winning streak this week.

No. 12 South Carolina (16-5, 8-1 SEC) will take on the Ole Miss Rebels (8-15, 2-7 SEC) in its last SEC game before going out of conference to take on No. 5 UConn.

Thursday night’s contest will also include a banner and ring ceremony to honor the 2018 Gamecock SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament championship team at 6:30 p.m.

The Rebels are on a four-game losing streak, losing most recently to No. 20 Texas A&M in Oxford, Mississippi with a final score of 72-60. The Gamecocks beat Texas A&M earlier this season with a score of 60-57 in College Station, Texas.

In the Rebels' loss to the Aggies, three Rebels scored in double-figures, including redshirt senior Shandrika Sessom, who ended the game with 17 points and four rebounds.

South Carolina will look to stop Ole Miss’ redshirt senior guard Crystal Allen, who leads the Rebels in points with an average of 17.4 points per game.

For Ole Miss, Rebels first-year head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin will look to stop Gamecocks junior guard Te’a Cooper who leads the team with an average of 12.8 points per game.

Gamecocks senior forward Alexis Jennings and SEC Freshman of the Week Victaria Saxton could also be threats for Ole Miss. Jennings leads the Gamecocks with 120 total rebounds on the season, while Saxton is coming off a career-high 19 points in Sunday’s game at Arkansas.

South Carolina has won 10 straight games against Ole Miss with the last meeting being an 88-62 win in Oxford on Jan. 4, 2018. 

The Gamecocks and Rebels will tip-off at 7 p.m. on Thursday night at Colonial Life Arena with the game being streamed online on SEC Network+.


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