Scores

Final

South Carolina 52

(10-8, 3-3 SEC)

(18) LSU 69

(14-3, 3-2 SEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 21, 2010

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    SC 26 2652
    #18LSU 39 3069

    Top Performers

    South Carolina: K. Bone 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk

    LSU: K. Graham 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Graham's career-high 24 give LSU edge over South Carolina

    Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Katherine Graham scored 22 of her career-high 24 points in the first half and LSU (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) snapped a two-game losing streak by beating South Carolina 69-52 on Thursday night.

    Scoring inside and out, Graham hit all eight of her shots in the opening half and surpassed her previous career best of 14 points in the first 10 minutes. The Tigers (14-3, 3-2 SEC) led by as much as 18 and the Gamecocks never came closer than eight points the rest of the way.

    LaSondra Barrett and Allison Hightower combined for 24 of LSU's first 26 points in the second half. Barrett finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. Hightower had 16 points.

    Kelsey Bone scored 16 for South Carolina (10-8, 3-3), which lost for the first time in four games. La'Keisha Sutton added 14 points.

    Valerie Nainima, who came in averaging 18.5 points, managed five.

    The Gamecocks pulled within 54-46 in the second half but failed to cut any further into the margin, missing four shots that would have pulled them within six.

    Barrett then scored LSU's next eight points as the Tigers took a 62-48 lead and put the game away, holding South Carolina to six points in the final 11 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SC
    LSU
    Points 52 69
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 23-50 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 1-8 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    Game Leaders

     
    SC
    LSU
    PointsK. Bone 16K. Graham 24
    ReboundsK. Bone 4L. Barrett 8
    AssistsL. Sutton 2D. Hughes 6
    StealsI. Walker 2D. Hughes 2
    BlocksK. Bone 1A. Hightower 1

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 3, 2010 LSU 70, @SC 58Recap | Box Score
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