Missouri played top-ranked USC nearly even in the first quarter trailing just 19-17, but the Gamecocks owned the next twenty minutes of game time outscoring the Tigers 50-20 on their way to an 81-50 win in front of 15,444 fans at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Gamecocks shot 58% in the second quarter with Zia Cooke scoring eight points and Aliyah Boston six. They cooled off in the third quarter but made up for that from the foul line making 12 of 15 attempts.
USC shot 39% for the game but made 22 of 28 foul shots. The Gamecocks outscored the Tigers in the paint 32-20, grabbed 23 offensive rebounds for 29 second chance points and scored 22 points off 15 Missouri turnovers.
Boston picked up another double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. That’s the 71st of her career, one off the program record held by Sheila Foster. Cooke finished with 16 points and Ashlyn Watkins added 13 points and six rebounds off the bench.
USC is 18-0 overall and 6-0 in the SEC. They extended their winning streak to 24 games and their home winning streak to 35 games. They will play Thursday night at Vanderbilt.