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Women's Basketball Holds First Practice of the Season

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It still seems like the fall semester just started but here we are in October with basketball season just around the corner. Women's Basketball began official practice this afternoon and there was a lot of excitement with getting started.

"I'm very excited about the season starting; we have a team full of very experienced players and not-so-experienced players.
It's going to be fun meshing the two of those groups," said head coach Dawn Staley after practice. "I think overall the public is excited about our team too, which they should be, because of the progress we've had the last few years, so hopefully people will come out and get their season tickets early and make sure they get a nice seat because I do think we're going to draw a pretty good crowd with the product we're going to put out on the floor."

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The team often feeds off Coach Staley's intensity and enthusiasm and senior guard La'Keisha Sutton also expressed excitement about the season getting underway.

"I'm excited about this season. Ever since last season ended I've just been looking forward to coming together with new people; we've got six new people, they bring a lot of energy and a lot of different spots on the floor. You've got shooters, drivers, defenders, rebounders. I'm excited. It should be fun," said Sutton. "We've incorporated a buddy system where [the older players] get with the new people. We text them, hang out with them, shoot with them, just constantly in their ear both on and off the court." 

The Gamecocks host an exhibition vs. Limestone on Friday, November 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena followed by their home opener on November 14th vs. Alabama A&M at 7:00 p.m. Click here to check out the full schedule. Season tickets for Women's Basketball are available now on for $50.00 each for reserved seating in sections 104 or 105 and general admission or four (4) for $100.00 for general admission seating.

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i love it!! thanks. i can't wait to see our b- ball team perform. i am looking forward to good things from this talent team this year.

can't wait for the mens team to start practice too..


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