South Carolina is bigger, stronger, longer and generally better than almost every team it plays. The Gamecocks are the top-ranked team in the nation for a reason.
South Carolina opened a lead as large as 20 points in the third quarter as Arkansas went scoreless for almost six minutes. Much of that was because of South Carolina’s size. Dawn Staley’s team outrebounded the Razorbacks 45-25, blocked eight Arkansas shots and held the home squad to just 28% from the floor.
A 13-2 Hogs run to start the fourth, however, pulled Arkansas within four points with just over four minutes left. But South Carolina scored six points in quick succession to follow.
Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 13 rebounds for South Carolina. Makayla Daniels led the Hogs with 17 points. Amber Ramirez added 14.