South Carolina’s Harrigan Herbert (21) drives alongside the baseline while defended by South Carolina-Upstate’s Riley Popplewell (21) and Maya Timberlake in some unspecified time in the future of the principle half of an NCAA college basketball sport Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Record/Richard Shiro)
South Carolina coach Morning time Staley wished the milestone extra than her senior point guard Tyasha Harris did.
“We’re seeking to get basically the most out of her final one year,” Staley said. “She’s doubtlessly the person to be the example for our younger point guards.”
Harris scored her 1,000th occupation point in fifth-ranked South Carolina’s 112-32 rout of South Carolina Upstate on Thursday night, crossing the designate with a 3-pointer halfway by the third quarter. The four-one year starter, a freshman on the 2017 nationwide champions, performed with 18 aspects.
“I did know about it, nonetheless I didn’t are attempting to give it some idea, because every time I’m pressed or take into chronicle scoring, I have a tendency to now no longer play wisely,” Harris said.
The final result modified into never uncertain as South Carolina (5-0) spent the night setting records. The Gamecocks posted their absolute most real looking point entire beneath Staley, who’s in her 12th season, and the 2nd-absolute most real looking margin of victory in college historic past.
Freshman Aliyah Boston matched Harris with 18 aspects. Destanni Henderson had 15 aspects, Victaria Saxton had 14, Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 13 and Laeticia Amihere had 10. Boston posted her third double-double in five occupation games.
“She’s a level of interest for us, getting her the ball in the paint, nonetheless after we don’t get her the ball in the paint, she rebounds the basketball,” Staley said of her freshman star heart, the prize of the Gamecocks’ top-ranked recruiting class. “She’s perfect a participant that understands she has to impose her will each single time we step on the ground.”
The Spartans (3-3) got seven aspects each from Maya Timberlake and Brianna Lewis. The Gamecocks raced to a 27-2 lead and never stopped pushing, taking half in all 11 on their roster with 10 scoring now no longer less than three aspects.
“I felt we performed 40 minutes, especially from a defensive standpoint. I idea we locked into what we need,” Staley said. “Offensively, we shared the ball. We had waft, we had rhythm and I admire how we got some of our 3-pointers to fall.”
S.C. Upstate: The Spartans shot a dreadful 37.2% in a loss at Jacksonville and performed at 15.9% in opposition to South Carolina. Their checklist dipped to .500 with all three losses coming on the road.
South Carolina: Staley had been angry by her group’s means to entire games. The Gamecocks started the 2nd half with a 64-18 lead and scored 48 extra aspects, despite taking half in their substitutes your total fourth quarter.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Gamecocks blocked nine shots. They got right here into the game main the country with 51 swats.
Boston and Herbert Harrigan had two each.
South Carolina moved up a station to No. 5 this week despite the outdated No. 5, Texas A&M, now no longer shedding. The Gamecocks are favored Sunday at Clemson and are now no longer going to lose their space, nonetheless may maybe perhaps well well upward thrust if No. 1 Oregon loses at No. 17 Syracuse on Sunday.
The Gamecocks will meet No. 2 Baylor and No. 18 Indiana at subsequent week’s Paradise Jam.
The sport started with a technical harmful on S.C. Upstate. Harris sank two free throws ahead of the hole tip.
The Spartans had been judged to possess numbers that didn’t disagreement ample with their jerseys. The numbers had been shadowy, trimmed in white, on a darkish inexperienced background.
“We haven’t old inexperienced but, so we didn’t know that,” coach Tammy George said. “The ref advised me the rule perfect got handed this week.”
S.C. Upstate is in the moneymaking portion of its time desk. The Spartans head to Georgia Tuesday for one more sport that earns a take a look at no matter the result.
South Carolina is set to embark on a five-sport stretch a ways from house. The Gamecocks are at archrival Clemson on Sunday, then play three games in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands ahead of ending the slate at Temple.