USC women top Tennessee in SEC Tournament, play Georgia Saturday
NASHVILLE – South Carolina beat No. 12 Tennessee 73-62 on Friday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
A’ja Wilson scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds coming off the bench for the No. 8 Gamecocks.
USC (24-6) are back is back in the semifinals, chasing a fourth straight tournament title, which has never been done in the SEC. The Gamecocks will play No. 19 Georgia in the semifinals Saturday.
Wilson, who had been battling vertigo, came off the bench with 6:29 left in the first quarter. She scored six points and grabbed three rebounds.
Alexis Jennings had 19 points and 12 rebounds for South Carolina. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan also had 15.
Tennessee, 24-7, had its only lead at 3-2, but a pair of free throws put the Gamecocks ahead to stay. South Carolina led 16-9 after the first quarter and 33-23 at halftime. The Lady Vols scored eight straight to pull within 46-43 of the Gamecocks.
Second-seeded USC will play third-seeded Georgia after the first semifinal game of the day (4 p.m. ET) and the game will air on ESPNU.