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Lady Gamecocks fall to No. 1 UConn

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Junior Guard Kaela Davis (3) gave Carolina the largest lead of the night (27-24). Junior Guard Kaela Davis (3) gave Carolina the largest lead of the night (27-24).

By Princess Ruff

Carolina News Reporter

The Lady Gamecocks didn't go down without a fight in their game against UConn, the nation's No. 1 women's college basketball team. South Carolina stayed close during the first half, knocking down three-pointers throughout the game.

Junior forward A'ja Wilson kept the team afloat by scoring 17 points, while senior center Alaina Coates added 15 rebounds and four assists.

Coates started the third quarter off right with four rebounds within the first three minutes. Fans were on the edge of their seats when Carolina nearly took the lead with free throws by Wilson, moving to within two points in the third quarter.

But the Gamecocks lost some of their defense and agility during the second half. The Huskies poured down the three-pointers and kept the edge throughout the second half. Connecticut maintained a double-digit lead during most of the game, but its lead narrowed when freshman guard Tyasha Harris knocked down a three-pointer seconds into the fourth quarter to give her team a 51-42 lead.

The night ended with South Carolina losing to Connecticut 66-55. This loss ends the Gamecocks' seven game winning streak.

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