USC Overcomes Slow Start To Down Wofford

COLUMBIA, SC - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A'ja Wilson kept her double-double streak going with 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 4 South Carolina to a 94-60 win over Wofford on Sunday.
    
It looked early like the senior all-American might have her first game this season without at least 10 points and 10 boards, but she and the Gamecocks (4-0) shook off a slow start.
    
In the first three games, South Carolina had only trailed for 1:32. But the Terriers (1-2) came out shooting hot and led for more than eight of the game's first 15 minutes
    
Wofford was up 32-28 on freshman Da'ja Green's 3-pointer midway through the second quarter. But the Gamecocks went on a 17-2 run to end the half as the Terriers missed their next nine shots.
    
Wilson shot only 2-of-8 in a first half where she only played nine minutes with foul trouble. But she looked energized coming out of the locker room, scoring South Carolina first five points of the second half and pulling down four rebounds in a little over three minutes.
    
Lindsey Spann scored 12 points and had eight assists. The Penn State transfer was 3-of-4 on 3-pointers and is now shooing 65 percent behind the arc for the season.
    
Green led all scorers with 21 points, including making four of her seven 3-pointers.
    
BIG PICTURE
    
Wofford:  Second-year Terriers coach Jimmy Garrity helped Wofford to four more victories in his first season. With threats from the outside like Green, another leap is possible this season. ... The Terriers are the only Division I women's basketball team in South Carolina without a player from South Carolina.
    
South Carolina: Eight Gamecocks played at least 10 minutes as coach Dawn Staley gets her team ready for three games in three days over the Thanksgiving weekend ... Alexis Jennings and Tyasha Harris each had 13 points for South Carolina ... The Gamecocks have scored at least 20 points in 13 of 16 quarters so far.
    
UP NEXT
    
Wofford: The Terriers host North Carolina Central in an 11 a.m. special Tuesday.
    
South Carolina: The Gamecocks head to Estero, Florida, for three games in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Up first is Rutgers on Friday. On the other side of the bracket is No. 5 Notre Dame.
    
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