The top-ranked USC women warmed up for their Sunday showdown with #2 Stanford Thursday night with an easy 85-31 win at Clemson, their 12th straight win in the series. The win allowed the Gamecocks to overtake the Tigers in the series 34-33.
Zia Cooke led the Gamecocks with 15 points, freshman Ashlyn Watkins added 14 points including a fourth-quarter dunk, the first in the program’s history, and Aliyah Boston contributed 12 points and 6 rebounds. Amari Robinson led the Tigers with 9 points.
The Gamecocks outscored the Tigers 46-16 in the paint, and they forced 23 turnovers which they converted into 35 points.
USC is now 3-0 while the Tigers fall to 3-1.