No. 13 South Carolina whips Savannah State 82-40

Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points and the South Carolina defense

made sure Savannah State was no challenge in an 82-40 rout Saturday

afternoon.

Alaina Coates came off the bench to score 17 points and grab 12

rebounds for the Gamecocks (12-1). Aleighsa Welch added 14 points

and Asia Dozier had 10. Mitchell also had seven rebounds, five

steals and four assists.

Senior reserve Jasmine Kirkland topped Savannah State (5-7) with

19 points, one shy of her career high. No starter had more than

three points as they combined for 10 points. Kirkland hit 6 of 9

shots and 7 of 8 free throws.

South Carolina held the Tigers to 26.5 percent shooting and

forced 19 turnovers. Coates hit 4 of 5 shots and made 9 of 14 free

throws. The Gamecocks went 30 of 48 from the foul line while

Savannah State was 12 of 14.