Top of the Key: WBB vs. N.C. State

The Gamecocks face the N.C. State Wolfpack Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena. The game will be televised on SportSouth. Listen live on 1320 AM in the Columbia area.

South Carolina (4-3) Notes

  • Four Gamecocks are averaging double figures – Valerie Nainima 17.0, Kelsey Bone 16.3, Charenee Stephens 10.8 and La’Keisha Sutton 10.6
  • Stephens will miss her second straight game with a left-knee sprain.
  • The Gamecocks defeated the Wolfpack last season on a buzzer-beating layup by Demetress Adams.
  • Point guard Samone Kennedy had a career-high seven steals in the team’s last game.
  • South Carolina is looking to improve to 3-0 on live television this season.
  • This is the second of four games this season against ACC foes. Sunday’s game opens a 3-game stretch against ACC competition.

N.C. State (6-3) Notes

  • The Wolfpack have won five straight games in Columbia.
  • N.C. State’s three losses have come to teams with a combined record of 23-4.
  • N.C. State has held 104 of its last 108 opponents to less than 50% shooting.
  • Wolfpack leads the ACC in free throw shooting at 72.9 percent.
  • Freshman Marissa Kastanek is the team’s leading scorer at 12.1 points per game. Sophomore Bonae Holston averages 11.2 per game.
  • Juniors Tia Bell and Brittany Strachan are averaging 8.2 and 7.4 points off the bench, respectively.
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