The Gamecocks struggled offensively in the first half, shooting just 30 percent. The Wildcats hit 42 percent of its shots. The Gamecocks went into the locker room trailing 36-20.
The Gamecocks made improvements in the second half. Bone scored nine of her points in the final 20 minutes. The defense slowed down Kentucky, but South Carolina made little headway..
South Carolina (13-18, 6-8 SEC) returns home for its final regular-season game at Colonial Life Arena when the Gamecocks host the tenth ranked Georgia Bulldogs (20-7, 7-7 SEC) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.