South Carolina vs Auburn women’s basketball score, summary

The SEC’s first- and last-place women’s basketball teams met Thursday night, and No. 2 South Carolina wasted no time in asserting its dominance over Auburn, overwhelming the cellar-dwelling Tigers in the first half and cruising home for a 77-58 victory.

The Gamecocks opened things up on a 7-0 run, forcing a timeout from Auburn less than three minutes into the contest after sophomore Zia Cooke hit a 3-pointer.

But the break couldn’t cool Cooke off — she hit another 3-pointer on the next possession, then another 3-pointer the one after that. All the looks came off assists from junior guard Destanni Henderson, who finished the game with nine helpers.

“You look at her stats and the ability to catch and shoot, she’s pretty darn accurate,” USC coach Dawn Staley said of Cooke. “And I think when she gets clean looks like that, early in the shot clock, her feet are

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Alabama Women’s Basketball Loses Overtime Heartbreaker to No. 25 Georgia 83-76

For the fifth time in the last seven meetings between the Alabama and Georgia women’s basketball teams, the game went to overtime. And for the fifth time, the Bulldogs came away with the overtime victory, this time by a 83-76 final in Coleman Coliseum Thursday night. 

“That’s just two really good teams,” Alabama coach Kristy Curry said. “That’s tough to be on this side of the way the ball bounced down the stretch.”

Destiny Rice had the opportunity to take a 76-75 lead in overtime for Alabama if she could make her two free throws. Instead she missed both and No. 25 Georgia closed the game on a 8-2 run to seal it. 

Rice had her best game of the year, finishing with a season high 12 points.

Another big turning point in overtime was senior forward Ariyah Copeland fouling out with four minutes left after getting called for fouls

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Coverage of women’s sport is pathetic at the best of times – the lockdown has made it even worse

Cast your mind back to the summer of 2019. By the second week of July, the FIFA Women’s World Cup had just come to a thrilling climax in Lyon, France. The USA collected their fourth trophy and the tournament attracted more than one billion viewers across the globe. In the UK, the city of Liverpool was about to host the netball World Cup and the annual Wimbledon tennis championship was underway.

There was a buzz about women’s sport in the British media like perhaps never before. The BBC referred to it as the “summer of women’s sport”, launching the female-led #changethegame media campaign. In research commissioned by the Women’s Sport Trust, a six-week period between June 7 and July 14 found near parity in the coverage of women’s sport compared to men’s sport. On the BBC Sport website, nearly half of the homepage stories featured women’s sport, and it also

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