Columbia, S.C. - 19th-ranked South Carolina closed out its non-conference schedule with a 66-44 win over Western Carolina Saturday night at Colonial Life Arena.
Every Gamecock that played found the scoring column, led by freshman Tiffany Mitchell's 12 points, as South Carolina shot a season-high 50.0 percent.
Senior guard Ieasia Walker swiped five steals to become just the 13th Gamecock all-time to record over 200 in her career. Sophomore center Elem Ibiam tied her carer high with five blocked shots, matching the third-most in Colonial Life Arena history.
USC kicks off SEC play on Thu., Jan. 3, hosting 13th-ranked Tennessee at Colonial Life Arena. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m.