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Spurs Up Top Moments of 2010-11: #14 Women's Basketball Upsets LSU

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With the 2011-12 season right around the corner, we wanted to take a look back at the past year. Over the next few weeks I'll be counting down the Top 15 Gamecock moments from 2010-11 across several sports from the Spurs Up perspective. It was a good year for the Gamecocks, so I hope you enjoy reminiscing with me!

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#14 - Women's Basketball Upsets LSU, 63-61, at Colonial Life Arena

On January 6th, 2011, for the first time since the 1998 SEC Tournament, South Carolina Women's Basketball beat the Tigers of LSU. The Gamecocks never gave up and fought their way back into the game for a 63-61 win after trailing by as much as 18. Their never-say-die attitude and the bringing to an end of a long streak makes this our #14 Top Moment of 2010-11.

Five players scored in double figures, the team shot 50% from three-point range in the second half and 47.1% for the game, and went 13-of-17 on free throw shooting (76.5%) in the dramatic win. Clutch three-pointers from Markeshia Grant as well as La'Keisha Sutton and Ieasia Walker staying cool under pressure to knock down free throws in the final seconds helped seal the deal for Carolina.

The win was third-year head coach Dawn Staley's first over LSU and her 2004 Olympic coach, Van Chancellor.

Not long after the upset of LSU the Gamecocks would deliver two more big wins at home - against teams ranked in the top 20 in the country at that! Carolina delighted in a 57-48 victory over #20/24 Georgia on January 27th and a take down of #15/18 Kentucky, 66-61, on February 10th.

This upcoming season we'll look again for the Gamecocks' top trio of quick and explosive veteran guards, Grant, Sutton, and Walker, to lead the way under Coach Staley in her fourth season at the helm.


*Renewal information for Women's Basketball season tickets will be available on in September 2011.*

Stay caught on the Top Moments countdown. I'll post the next moment every weekday and Saturday until we get to #1!

#15: Alshon Jeffery's season-long 70-yard touchdown vs. Tennessee

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