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Final

Mississippi St 43

(12-15, 4-10 SEC)

(15) South Carolina 58

(22-5, 10-4 SEC)

3:00 PM ET, February 24, 2013

1 2 T
MSST 20 2343
#15SCAR 36 2258

Top Performers

Mississippi State: M. Alwal 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

South Carolina: A. Welch 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Blk

Aleighsa Welch's 8th double-double lifts South Carolina to win

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Aleighsa Welch recorded her eighth double-double of the season, scoring a career-high 20 points with 11 rebounds to power No. 15 South Carolina past Mississippi State 58-43 Sunday in a Southeast Conference game.

Khadijah Sessions and Elem Ibiam added 11 points apiece for South Carolina (22-5, 10-4), which tied a program record with its 10th conference victory.

The Gamecocks scored the first 12 points and led at halftime 36-20.

South Carolina scored 17 points off 24 Mississippi State turnovers, and held an 8-0 advantage in fast-break points, all in the first half.

The Bulldogs (12-15, 4-10) started the second half on a 9-2 run, making it 38-29 on Carnecia Williams' jumper with 14:10 remaining. The Gamecocks responded with an 18-10 stretch, pushing the lead to 56-39 with 2 minutes to play.

Martha Alwal led Mississippi State with 13 points and six boards, but was the only Bulldog in double figures.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MSST
SCAR
Points 43 58
FG Made-Attempted 16-44 (.364) 19-50 (.380)
3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 2-8 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 18-30 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 20

Game Leaders

 
MSST
SCAR
PointsM. Alwal 13A. Welch 20
ReboundsM. Alwal 6A. Welch 11
AssistsJ. James 5A. Bruner 6
StealsJ. James 3I. Walker 5
BlocksK. May 2A. Welch 2

2012-13 Season

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