Gamecock women avenge loss, beat Missouri

The South Carolina women’s basketball pulled away late versus Missouri, Sunday, and took a 64-54 win. The win avenged USC’s loss to the Tigers earlier in the season

The Gamecocks (18-3, and 7-2 in the SEC) and the Tigers (17-4, 5-3 SEC) are both ranked in the Top 15.

Things got a little heated in the game with 2:17 left in the second quarter. South Carolina redshirt junior forward Alexis Jennings and Missouri redshirt senior forward Kayla Michael went to the floor after a loose ball.  In the tussle for the ball, some shoving broke out. After a long video review, the officials assessed a technical foul on Missouri’s bench, and offsetting unsportsmanlike calls a member of each team. Two Missouri reserve players were ejected for coming onto the court.

The scrap was just added more bad blood between the two teams. USC head coach Dawn Staley was ejected from first MU game on Jan. 7.

South Carolina plays to host No. 1 Connecticut on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.