COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freshmen Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke had 13 points apiece and No. 1 South Carolina overcame a sluggish start before rolling over Auburn 79-53 for its 18th straight victory on Thursday night.
The Gamecocks (24-1, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) were coming off a decisive, 70-52 win over No. 5 UConn — their first ever against the dominant women's program of the past 20 years — a few days earlier.
And it looked like the they just didn't have the same juice early on in this one as Auburn (8-14, 2-9) trailed just 22-19 early in the second quarter.