Women's basketball battles to extend historic season, but Stanford inside game too strong.
Women's basketball takes on nation's No. 2 team for change to play in Elite Eight for second time in school history.
This is just the Gamecocks' third Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history.
Women's basketball set for Monday's match-up at Purdue.
South Carolina vs. Purdue - AP Photo Gallery
South Carolina defeats Purdue, 72-61, in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.
No. 25 South Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan - NCAA Tournament
Fans and supporters gathered to send off the South Carolina Women's Basketball team to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 25 South Carolina vs. No. 18 Georgia
Ranks 18th in school history in career rebounds (599) ... stands seventh all-time with 253 offensive rebounds ... one of three players to start a school-record 35 games in a season (2011-12) ... posted seven double-doubles among the 14 double-digit rebound games in her career ... led the team in rebounding in nearly one-third of the games in her career (33 of 110).
Senior Year (2011-12)
Started every game, tying two of her teammates for the school record for games started in a season ... became just the 25th player in school history to reach the 500-rebound plateau, reaching the mark at Florida (Jan. 8), with 42.2 percent (253) of her total rebounds (599) coming on the offensive end ... was 17th in the SEC with 5.6 rebounds per conference game and was third on the team in rebounding overall ... led the team on the boards 11 times (at Clemson, at NC State, Savannah State, at Drexel, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, at Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, vs. Alabama) and was the top scorer once (at Clemson) ... had four double-digit scoring games and two double-digit rebounds games ... scored seven of 11 points against Eastern Michigan in first half as team built 16-point halftime lead ... tied her career high with three blocks in the first four minutes of SEC Tournament first-round win over Alabama ... grabbed eight of her 11 rebounds against Arkansas in the second half, including four in the final 5:25, and swatted away a sure layup in the final 35 seconds to help preserve the victory ... ripped down a season-high 11 rebounds against #18/15 Georgia while adding a career-high three assists ... tied for team-high honors with seven boards against Florida and swiped a season-high three steals, including one in the final three minutes to help seal the victory ... battled for the offensive rebound that set up Ieasia Walker's go-ahead basket with 2:15 to play at #8/8 Tennessee ... scored three of her nine points at #25/22 Vanderbilt during final 3:00 of first half when Gamecocks turned 16-21 deficit into 27-21 halftime lead ... snagged a clutch offensive rebound and put it back for a bucket late in the win at Florida ... was outstanding against #24/21 Vanderbilt with a game-high eight rebounds to go with 11 points while battling the Commodores' taller front line ... scored six of the team's first 10 points in the first half at Clemson (Nov. 17) and scored eight straight points to hold off a second-half rally by the Tigers
Junior Year (2010-11)
Started 11 games, playing in 32 on the season ... led the team in rebounding eight times and grabbed double-digit rebounds five times ... paced the team with 11 rebounds, including four offensive, in the second-round WNIT game against Charlotte ... turned in her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 boards, both team highs, in WNIT first-round win over Appalachian State ... added eight points on 3-of-3 shooting to solid defensive effort against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament ... recorded her third double-digit rebound game of the season with 10, including seven offensive, against Vanderbilt ... picked up a pair of steals at #4/4 Tennessee to go with four rebounds ... paced the team with seven rebounds at Mississippi State and hit 4-of-6 from the free throw line in the final 2:30 of the game to help seal the win ... pulled down five boards and scored four points in win over #20/2 Georgia, her best production in four games ... tied for team-high honors with six boards against Florida ... paced the team with 11 rebounds, five offensive, and picked up two steals against South Carolina State ... hit all six of her shot attempts and both her free throw attempts for 14 point against Butler ... tied for team-high honors with five rebounds against #10/11 North Carolina ... posted her first double-double of the season, leading the team with 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds (nine offensive to tie for eighth-most in school history) against Charleston Southern ... celebrated her birthday with four points and three boards against Clemson ... blocked a career-high three shots against Illinois, all during the second half while the Gamecocks made their decisive run ... came off the bench to post eight points and seven rebounds in the season opener against #5/6 Xavier.
Sophomore Year (2009-10)
Ranked 10th in the SEC in rebounding and was third the league in field goal percentage ... snagged six of her game-high 11 boards on the offensive end while netting 12 points in the SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss ... hit 7-of-8 from the field to net 14 points, 12 in the second half, at No. -/22 Vanderbilt ... drew the start against No. 24/24 Georgia, tying for team-high honors with seven rebounds and swiping a career-high three steals ... posted her second double-double in three games with 11 points and 10 boards at No. 16/16 Kentucky ... scored double figures for the second-straight game with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting in just 16 minutes against Arkansas ... posted her second double-double of the season with10 points and 10 rebounds, including six offensive, against Mississippi State ... pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds at No. 14/14 Georgia ... hit 6-of-7 from the field for 12 points against Ole Miss ... hit all three of her shots and grabbed 10 boards at Florida ... limited by foul trouble to just 10 minutes at No. 18/19 LSU, pulling in two offensive rebounds ... grabbed seven of her eight boards against Auburn on the offensive end, adding four points and a career-best three steals ... netted double-digit points for the second-straight game with 11 against Kentucky to go with her eight rebounds and two blocked shots ... reached double-digit points at Alabama, hitting 5-of-6 from the field ... led the team with 10 rebounds at No. 4/4 Tennessee, her third game of the season with double-digit boards, while also netting eight points ... added eight points and five rebounds against No. 11/12 LSU ... was second on the team with 15 points in just 16 minutes on the court against Brown, hitting 6-of-10 from the field largely behind six offensive rebounds ... added six rebounds against Boston U ... returned to the court against No. 9/10 North Carolina after missing three games with a left knee injury, snagging five rebounds and swiping a pair of steals in the outing ... averaged 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds over three games at the Paradise Jam ... netted a career-high 20 points to go with team-high eight rebounds in win over No. 23/24 San Diego State ... drew the start against No. 5/6 Notre Dame, her first of the season ... led the team with 10 rebounds, including seven offensive, and swiped a pair of steals against No. 20/17 Oklahoma ... bounced back from missing the Clemson game with a double-double against Penn State, scoring a career-high 17 points and pulling in 11 rebounds, including six offensive ... led team with career-high tying 12 rebounds at Charlotte, missing a double-double by just one point, and blocked a shot late in the second half.
Freshman Year (2008-09)
Played in every game after making her season debut on Dec. 28 ... averaged 4.8 points and 5.3 rebounds ... was 14th in the league with 6.0 rebounds per SEC game ... was the team's top rebounder four times ... tied for team-high honors with five rebounds in the SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State ... added seven points and six rebounds in just 19 minutes against Kentucky ... pulled down six rebounds, including three on the offensive end, at Mississippi State ... hit 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points and snagged five or her six rebounds on the offensive end at No. 15/15 Florida ... netted a career-high 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting in just 24 minutes against Alabama ... was second on the team with seven rebounds in just 12 minutes at Arkansas ... grabbed seven rebounds against Ole Miss, her third-straight game with five or more boards ... made her debut in the starting lineup at Kentucky, snagging five rebounds ... led the team with nine rebounds against LSU, adding 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting ... recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds at Ole Miss ... led the team with a career-high 11 rebounds, including five offensive, at No. 13/15 Tennessee while tying her career high with six points ... scored a season-high six points against No. 19 Florida, going 3-of-4 from the field ... netted four points and matched her season high with four rebounds at Georgia, playing 19 minutes ... scored her first career points with a pair of baskets against No. 9/8 Auburn while adding three rebounds to the effort ... provided a solid 16 minutes at NC State, grabbing a career-best four rebounds, including two on the offensive end ... recorded her first career blocked shot against Jacksonville ... grabbed two offensive rebounds against No. 1 UConn, her season debut.
Played four years for coach Kathy Walton's Panthers ... netted 18 points per game and grabbed 15 rebounds per game as a senior ... was a first-team all-state selection ... tabbed the fifth-best forward in the country by Scout.com and the nation's 33rd-best player in the class of 2008 by Hoopgurlz.com ... played on the Georgia Metros AAU team that included current teammate Courtney Newton and won the AAU national championship in 2007.