COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell scored 19 points to lead red-hot No. 12 South Carolina to a 79-27 win over North Carolina Central on Monday, giving coach Dawn Staley her 100th win early in her sixth season.
The Gamecocks (8-0) shot 58.5 percent. Mitchell was 7-9, backup Alaina Coates was 7 of 8 for 15 points and Aleighsa Welch was 6-6 for 13 points.
Raquel Davis had 14 points for the Bulldogs (4-3). NC Central shot just 16 percent (8-50), including 1-14 from 3-point range.
Staley is only the seventh head coach in South Carolina's 40 years of playing women's basketball and the fourth to win at least 100 games.
South Carolina made short work of the Bulldogs, shooting 69.2 percent while rolling to a 46-15 halftime lead. The Gamecocks scored the first five points and then went on a 15-0 run for a 26-4 lead at the 8:18 mark.
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
Disappointed by being left off the U.S. Olympic volleyball team? Just reach the Olympics in another sport. Natalie Williams, one of six Hall of Fame inductees, was that athletically gifted.
|North Carolina A&T||12-4||-||19-12|
|South Carolina State||7-9||5||13-16|
|North Carolina Central||3-13||9||5-23|