Top of the Key: WBB vs. Wake Forest

The women’s basketball team hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Thursday night at Colonial Life Arena at 7 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.

Listen live on 1320 AM or GamecocksOnline.com. The game will also be televised on SportSouth.

South Carolina (5-3) Notes

  • Four Gamecocks average double figures – Valerie Nainima (18.3), Kelsey Bone (15.5), Charenee Stephens (10.8) and La’Keisha Sutton (10).
  • A win would give the Gamecocks a four-game win streak – the longest of the Dawn Staley era.
  • A win would be Coach Staley’s first win over Wake Forest as a head coach – she was 8-0 vs. the Deacons as a player.
  • Point guard Samone Kennedy is 4th in the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (.471). Kennedy is also eighth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.8.

Wake Forest (7-2) Notes

  • Forward Brittany Waters leads the Demon Deacon attack with 19.9 points per game. The junior has scored over 20 points in four games this season, including a 33-point effort at Miami (OH).
  • Wake Forest is holding opponents to just 51.8 points per game this season. The Demon Deacons average 12.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game.
  • Freshman Sandra Garcia has logged three double-doubles this season, most recently scoring 16 points and pulling down 15 rebounds against Georgetown. Garcia leads the ACC in offensive rebounding.


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