Gamecock Guard Ieasia Walker had 16 points in the losing effort.
by Ed Neuhaus
South Carolina's women couldn't stop the powerhouse number 4 ranked Tennessee Lady Vols Thursday night, losing 82-60 in Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville.
Ieasia Walker led Carolina (15-11, 7-6 SEC) with 16 points for the Gamecocks in the losing effort. Alicia Manning led the Volunteers (25-2, 13-0) in scoring with 22 points in her 26 minutes of playing time.
Gamecock coach Dawn Staley says Tennessee's depth was hard to overcome.
"When you have waves of players coming in like they have, it wears you down," Staley said. "If you don't have players to match up with them, you're in for a long night."
The USC women return to action on Sunday at home, when they'll host the Auburn Tigers. Tip off at Colonial Life Arena is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.