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Boston, Henderson help No. 1 South Carolina beat Arkansas

Jan. 16, 2022 18:03 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Aliyah Boston and Destanni Henderson each scored 19 points and No. 1 South Carolina beat Arkansas 61-52 on Sunday. Boston also had 13 rebounds for South Carolina (17-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference). The Gamecocks have won five straight since falling at...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina to 65-45 win over Aggies

Jan. 13, 2022 21:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley saw the raw skill and youthful energy when scouting Aliyah Boston in high school. Now, South Carolina's coach is watching a player who's transformed herself into one of the best in the game. Boston, the 6-foot-5 All-America, had 19 points and 15...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina to 74-54 win over Kentucky

Jan. 09, 2022 15:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had a simple goal for the season, one she's more than living up to for No. 1 South Carolina. “I'm just trying to be dominant,” she said. Boston took over once more with 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Gamecocks improved to 8-0...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina past No. 13 LSU, 66-60

Jan. 06, 2022 23:54 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 13 LSU 66-60 on Thursday night, ending the Tigers' 13-game winning streak. “We’re super-happy we have Aliyah. Nobody else in the country has her,” South Carolina coach...

Staley: Top-ranked Gamecocks will be missing players vs LSU

Jan. 05, 2022 15:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley acknowledged Wednesday that her top-ranked team will be missing some players when the Gamecock face No. 13 LSU, though that was about she said about the situation. “We've got a few people out, how about that?” Staley said...

South Carolina stays No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 despite loss

Jan. 03, 2022 13:58 PM EST

South Carolina remained the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll on Monday despite experiencing its first loss of the season last week. The Gamecocks (13-1, 1-1 SEC) fell to Missouri 70-69 in overtime Thursday on a last-second shot. South Carolina, which...

No. 1 South Carolina rebounds, beats Mississippi State 80-68

Jan. 02, 2022 20:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke was anxious to get back to action after No. 1 South Carolina's first loss of the season and made sure the Gamecocks would once more find their winning ways. Cooke had 18 points, Aliyah Boston had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Gamecocks bounced...

Hansen, Missouri stun No. 1 South Carolina 70-69 in overtime

Dec. 31, 2021 09:59 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Lauren Hansen made a driving layup with 0.1 seconds left and Missouri stunned No. 1 South Carolina 70-69 in overtime Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. The Tigers (12-2) overcame the absence of scoring leader Aijha Blackwell...

Atlanta-area recruiting proves rich in top basketball talent

Dec. 28, 2021 14:43 PM EST

Bruce Pearl hasn’t had to venture too far in recruiting top talent for his 12th-ranked Auburn men’s basketball team. The same is true on the women’s side for Dawn Staley and No. 1 South Carolina. Sitting between their Southeastern Conference campuses – one state over, in each...

South Carolina, Stanford still Nos. 1-2 in women's AP Top 25

Dec. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EST

A relatively quiet week because of the holidays left The Associated Press women's college basketball poll mostly unchanged. South Carolina remained the unanimous No. 1, receiving all 30 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. The Gamecocks staved off another challenge...