Lady Gamecocks Beat Tennessee 64-60 For First Win Over UT Since 1980
South Carolina accomplished something Thursday night that they haven't done in over 30 years.
They beat the Tennessee Lady Volunteers.
Markeisha Grant scored 27 points to lead the Gamecocks in a 64-60 upset victory over the No. 8 ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers. This was the first SEC home loss for the Volunteers since February of 2008 and it took a tough approach from the Gamecocks to pull off the upset.
USC was down 60-55 with a little over three minutes left in the game but proceeded to run off a 9-0 run to end the game with the lead and the victory.
This is a monumental win for the Lady Gamecocks and Coach Dawn Staley. She has USC at 18-5 this season with a 7-3 record in the SEC which has her Gamecocks in the top three of the SEC this season. South Carolina is making a nice statement towards an NCAA bid which is something that has happened in years.
South Carolina beat its first Top 10 team since 2002 and beat the highest ranked team in Dawn Staley's four years so far in Columbia.
What a night for the Lady Gamecocks and this should be considered a sign of things to come.