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No. 1 South Carolina rolls over Hampton, 69-49

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell saw Hampton’s defense closing in on No. 1 South Carolina’s low post players, so she waited.

Time and again, she set herself up at the 3-point line, took a pass and foiled the Lady Pirates’ strategy.

Mitchell made six of South Carolina’s nine 3-pointers and scored 20 points as the Gamecocks took command with a 19-5 first-half run and beat Hampton 69-49 on Wednesday night. The Lady Pirates were also outrebounded 48-21.

“When they double-team our post players, we have to be ready to knock down shots,” Mitchell said after hitting 7 of 10.

South Carolina (10-0) took command with that first-half run, pulling away from a 14-all tie, but led just 37-25 at halftime. The lead was still just 54-39 with 7

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