Games I wish I'd seen on 2 December 2013

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dawn Staley crosses the century mark at South Carolina, and Pennsylvania gets a long awaited win.

'Tis the season for women's basketball!  But if you visit wbbstate.com, you would learn that there were only 13 games yesterday involving 24 Division I teams.

But this isn't the totality of women's basketball.  There are D-II and D-III teams that need your support!  In addition, there is overseas women's basketball and high school prep basketball.  Trust us, even though there might be a paucity of women's basketball on pay cable, it is all around you and you just have to know where to look for it.

Okay.  Thirteen D-I games yesterday.  I'm sure there are a couple of games I'd wish I had seen.

#12 South Carolina (8-0) defeated North Carolina Central (4-3) by a score of 79-27 at home.  That's right, 79-27.  The Eagles were held to just 16 percent shooting (8-for-50) on the night and the Gamecocks lead 46-15 at halftime.  No member of the South Carolina team played more than 25 minutes and collectively, they only turned the ball over six times.  At one point, South Carolina went on a 36-3 run.

This is South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley's 100th win while at South Carolina.  She is the fourth coach at USC to win at least 100 games.

Pennsylvania (1-2) beat La Salle (2-4) 64-54 on the road.  Why this game?  How can I pass up a battle of two Philadelphia Big 5 teams?  The Quakers led the Explorers for pretty much the entire game.

Milestones for the Quakers:

* the first road win over La Salle since the 1973-74 season.
* the first back-to-back wins over La Salle since 1973-75.
* the first double-digit win by Penn over La Salle in 38 years.

Penn senior Alyssa Baron scored 23 points and became the fourth player in program history to score 1400 points.

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