No. 1 #Gamecocks women take down no. 2 UConn (AUDIO)

Aliyah Boston (top row, far left), led USC past UConn with 22 points and 15 rebounds (University of South Carolina Athletics)

The South Carolina women’s basketball team topped second-ranked UConn 73-57 to claim the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Monday. The Gamecocks held a decided advantage in the paint, outrebounding the Huskies 42-25. Aliyah Boston led the way with 22 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

The top-ranked Gamecocks suffered through a 20-2 UConn run before turning up the defensive intensity midway through the third quarter and outscoring UConn 16-3 over the final ten minutes. Four of Destanni Henderson’s six steals came in the second half.

South Carolina and UConn are set for a rematch at the Colonial Life Arena on Jan. 27.

The Gamecocks will next play host to Elon at 3 p.m., Friday.

Box Score

Dawn Staley, Zia Cooke, Aliyah Boston postgame press conference

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