The South Carolina women’s basketball team looked to prevail against the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, with the Gamecocks entering the matchup with a 5-1 record, while the Bulls had a 4-3 record. The Gamecocks sought to extend their winning streak and maintain their place atop the Southeastern Conference standings, while the Bulls looked to notch a much-needed victory. Here are live updates from the matchup:
The first quarter had a slow start, with neither team able to gain a definitive advantage. However, the Gamecocks soon began to assert their dominance, as they used their superior size and quickness to move the ball down the court. In the last few minutes of the quarter, the Gamecocks outscored the Bulls 10-2, giving them a 15-7 lead.
The Bulls came out with more energy in the second quarter, as they were able to score five unanswered points to pull within three. However, the Gamecocks responded with a 10-2 run of their own, extending their lead to 25-14. The Bulls then cut the lead down to seven with a few minutes left in the quarter, but the Gamecocks were able to maintain their lead and ended the half with a 29-22 advantage.
The third quarter saw the Gamecocks come out strong, as they quickly extended their lead to double digits. They continued to increase their lead, as the Bulls were unable to keep pace with their superior shooting. The Gamecocks ended the quarter with a 46-33 lead.
The fourth quarter saw the Gamecocks maintain their lead, as they continued to make shots from all over the court. The Bulls were unable to mount a serious comeback, as the Gamecocks increased their lead to double digits and eventually won the game 57-41.
In the end, the South Carolina Gamecocks proved to be too much for the South Florida Bulls, as they cruised to a 57-41 victory. The Gamecocks displayed their superior size and shooting ability throughout the game, enabling them to extend their winning streak and maintain their place atop the Southeastern Conference standings.