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Elem Ibiam
Elem Ibiam

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Fayette County

Height:
6-4

Position:
C

05/01/2014

Women's Basketball 2013-14 Season Highlights

Recapping team and individual honors for the Gamecocks.

03/30/2014

No. 8/8 Gamecocks Fall to No. 12/13 Tar Heels in Sweet 16

03/26/2014

No. 8/8 Gamecocks Move on to Sweet 16

03/17/2014

Gamecocks Earn No. 1 Seed, Face CS Northridge in NCAA Tournament

03/04/2014

Gamecocks Dominate Coaches' Votes for SEC Awards

Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Co-6th Woman of the Year go to South Carolina

03/08/2014

South Carolina vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

South Carolina vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

11/25/2013

South Carolina @ USC

South Carolina @ USC

01/03/2013

vs. Tennessee, 1/3/13

Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee, 1/3/12

12/29/2012

vs. Western Carolina, 12/29/12

Women's Basketball vs. Western Carolina, 12/29/12

12/21/2012

vs. SC State, 12/21/12

Women's basketball vs. SC State, 12/21/12

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Played in 30 games this season, missing three due to injury ... led the team in scoring two times (at Kentucky, vs. Alabama) and rebounding four times (Elon, Furman, Western Carolina, Kentucky) ... scored in double figures seven times and grabbed double-digit rebounds twice ... was team's second-leading rebounder and third-highest scorer in postseason play ... posted first career double-double in NCAA Tournament Second Round against Kansas (March 25), including a hook shot that knotted the game midway through the second half ... handed out a career-high three assists against South Dakota State (March 23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... came one rebound shy of first career double-double with stellar 19-point, nine-rebound effort against Alabama at SEC Tournament (March 7) ... scored eight of her 11 points against Mississippi State (Feb. 24) in second half to help hold off Bulldogs ... posted 13 points in a six-minute span of the first half at No. 9/7 Kentucky (Feb. 14) to help Gamecocks to 14-point lead at halftime, finishing with career-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting ... netted all of her 12 points during an eight-minute second-half stretch at Alabama (Feb. 7) to help hold off a charge by the Crimson Tide ... scored six of her eight points against #5/4 Kentucky (Jan. 24) during a 12-4 run that turned a six-point deficit into a two-point lead that helped deliver the win ... Also tied for team-high honors with eight boards, including four offensive ... blocked two shots midway through the second half at Florida (Jan. 20) to help a 10-0 Gamecock run that kept the Gators at bay ... grabbed four of her seven rebounds against LSU (Jan. 17) on the offensive end ... scored eight of her nine points against Vanderbilt (Jan. 10) during 25-5 first-half surge that propelled team to victory, hitting all four of her shot attempts in the run ... netted all five of her points at Mississippi State (Jan. 6) in second half as team pulled away, blocking two shots as well ... tied her career high with five blocks against Western Carolina (Dec. 29), tying for third most in Colonial Life Arena history ... also led team with nine rebounds and scored six of team's last eight first-half points against the Catamounts ... posted seven of her career-high 11 points in the first half against SC State (Dec. 21), including five as part of team's 12-4 run to close the first half to finally establish a substantial lead ... scored career-high eight points against Furman (Dec. 9), hitting 4-of-8 from the field while grabbing team-high nine rebounds ... posted her first career double-digit rebound game in season opener against Elon (Nov. 9), pulling in six of her 11 boards on the offensive end.

Freshman Year (2011-12)
Come off the bench in 25 games, including 10 SEC contests and five postseason games ... was the team's top rebounder one time (Miss. State) ... tied South Carolina freshman record with five blocks in first-round win over Eastern Michigan, the most blocks by any Gamecock in program's history in the NCAA Tournament ... was perfect from the floor in SEC Tournament semifinal against #13/10 Tennessee ... played a season-high 16 minutes in first round SEC Tournament game vs. Alabama ... was solid presence in middle of zone that held Alabama to just 27.7 percent shooting at Colonial Life Arena, the lowest by an SEC opponent this season ... posted six points and team-high six rebounds against Mississippi State, all during her 10 minutes of second-half play ... was solid at Auburn, adding a basket and two rebounds in just three minutes of action late in the first half ... pulled down season-high seven rebounds against SC State in 15 minutes of action ... netted season-best seven points against Furman on 3-of-6 shooting ... swatted away three shots at Xavier ... made her Gamecock debut in season opener at Illinois.

High School
Earned four letters for Coach John Strickland's Tigers ... rated among the top 15 post players in the 2011 class by ESPN HoopGurlz and the overall No. 57 recruit in the class, according to Blue Star Basketball ... earned a spot on the Atlanta Tip-Off Club All-Metro team and was a 4A second-team selection as a senior after helping her team to a 28-5 record and region and state titles ... was named to the All-Metro Southside Second Team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and first-team All-Fayette County by the Fayette County News as a junior.

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