Maine head coach Richard Barron, right, communicates with an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A'ja Wilson had 14 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 14 rebounds as No. 3 South Carolina used its height advantage to blow past Maine 79-42 on Monday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge.
The 6-foot-5 Wilson and 6-4 Coates did about whatever they wanted against the undersized Black Bears (2-3). Wilson hit seven of her eight shots while Coates, who notched her second double-double of the season by halftime, hit six of seven shots.
The Gamecocks (3-0) used some strong defense to open up the lead, using a 15-0 run to start the game and a 13-0 charge coming into the third quarter. Wilson had four of the team's five blocks with Coates swatting the other.