HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and No. 1 South Carolina beat Hampton 69-49 on Wednesday night.
The Gamecocks (10-0) took command with a 19-5 first-half run and held a 29-9 rebounding edge at halftime, but they led by just 54-39 before scoring the next 12 points to put the game away. Bianca Cuevas started and finished the burst with a pair of 3-pointers, extending the lead to a comfortable 66-39.
Cuevas, Alaina Coates and A'Ja Wilson each added 12 points for South Carolina.
Malia Tate-DeFreitas led Hampton (3-6) with 19 points and Kyani White had 11. The Lady Pirates, winners of the last five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournaments, shot just 34.6 percent (18-52) and were outrebounded 48-21.