A Sweet 16 matchup shows the South Carolina Gamecocks (24-4) number 1 against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-8) number 5 on Sunday. The NCAA tournament competition will end at 1:00 p.m. CET on ABC, and the winner will advance to the Hemisfair Region finals.
South Carolina beat Oregon State 59-42 in the team’s final action on Tuesday, led by Aliyah Boston’s team high of 19 points.
Lotta-Maj Lahtinen led Georgia Tech to a 73:56 win over West Virginia on Tuesday for 22 points.
South Carolina team statistics
South Carolina enters the matchup averaging 76.2 points per game, 15.3 more than the 60.9 points Georgia Tech gives up per competition. The Gamecocks are 24-3 in games if they score at least 61 points.
The Gamecocks do 67.6 percent of their free throws as a team, the eleventh best mark in the SEC. Zia Cooke hits 3.1 free throws per game to lead South Carolina while 78 percent of her attempts are knocked down on the line.
Georgia Tech Team Statistics
Georgia Tech’s 65.6 points per game this season surpasses the 58.4 points per competition South Carolina is giving up. The yellow jackets are 17-6 if they collect more than 58 points.
As a team, the yellow jackets shoot 68.1 percent from the charity strip, good for ninth place in the ACC. Kierra Fletcher leads Georgia Tech with 2.5 free throws per game (shooting 75 percent off the line).
South Carolina Players Watch
Cooke accelerates South Carolina scoring averaging 15.6 points per game. Destanni Henderson is the team’s best passer, handing out 5.0 assists for 12.1 points per game. The Gamecocks’ leading rebounder is Boston, who subtracts 11.7 boards per game and averages 14.1 points.
Henderson advances through South Carolina’s three-point shooting, knocking down 1.3 Treys per game while scoring 41 percent of her shots from outside the bow.
Player stats reflect 28 out of 28 games this season.
Georgia Tech players watch
Lahtinen leads Georgia Tech in the ranking with an average of 14.1 points, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Lorela Cubaj leads the yellow jackets with 12.1 rebounds per game, adding 12.3 points, while Fletcher is walking up and down the roster with 3.7 assists and an average of 12.4 points.
Sarah Bates has a 36 percent shot percentage from depth and accelerates the team in three per game, with 2.3 three-point points being drilled per competition.
Player stats reflect 24 out of 25 games this season.
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