South Carolina vs. Bethune-Cookman December 21, 2005 Colonial Center (Columbia, S.C.)
South Carolina Post-Game Notes
The 26 points scored by Bethune Cookman is the lowest total for a team in a game against South Carolina. The previous low was 29 by Florida A&M on 12/30/01.
Entering Wednesday's game, South Carolina ranked 8th in the nation in scoring defense, limiting the opposition to 50.2 points per game. Bethune Cookman ranked 320th (out of 324 teams) in scoring offense at 49.7 points per game.
In addition, the Gamecocks ranked 3rd in the nation in field goal percentage defense at 30.6 percent, with the Lady Wildcats ranking 317th at 32.4 percent.
South Carolina's first five field goals were scored by five different players.
In Carolina's last four games they have outscored their opponents by a 190-90 margin in the second half. Carolina outscored Bethune Cookman 45-19 in the second half of Wednesday's game.
Carolina started Wednesday's game with a 31-2 run before Bethune-Cookman guard Carla Winston banked in a three-point shot from the top of the key. The bucket marked Winston's first points of the season.
Shannel Harris matched her existing career high of six rebounds in the first nine minutes of the game.
Carolina held Bethune-Cookman to seven points in the first half to set a new record low. The previous record for fewest points allowed in a half was eight points, scored by Florida A&M on Dec. 30, 2001. The NCAA record for fewest points scored in a half is 3, set by Savannah State against Florida State in 2003.
When the second half of Carolina's last game against Savannah State and the first half of Wednesday's game against Bethune-Cookman are combined, the Gamecocks limited the opposition to a combined 20 points on 4-of-42 shooting from the field (.095 pct.)
Ilona Burgrova set a new season high point total Wednesday.
Lea Fabbri set a season-high assist total Wednesday.
Melanie Johnson set a new career-high point total Wednesday. Her previous high was 19 points against the College of Charleston last year.
Carolina set a season-high team assist total Wednesday.
Bethune Cookman's .140 shooting percentage tied for the lowest field goal percentage allowed in a game. (Georgia Southern in 1992)
Entering Wednesday's game, the most lopsided win in Carolina history was a 103-point win over Wheeling College (137-34) in 1979. The most lopsided win of the Susan Walvius era was a 62-point blowout win over Stetson in 2003.
Demetress Adams totaled 12 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's game. It marked the third time this season that she has recorded a double-double in a game. Adams has scored 29 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the last two games.