No. 5 South Carolina blasted Purdue, 85-49, in women’s basketball Sunday afternoon in Columbia, SC. A quick look at the statistics explains the outcome.

Purdue (7-3) was out-rebounded 56-28. Had more turnovers, 19-14. And if those extra 32 possessions were not enough, South Carolina (10-1) outshot Purdue 48.7 percent to 28.8.

The Boilers were led by Karisssa McLaughlin’s 18 points on 7 of 14 from the field – including 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Joining her in double figures were Dominique Oden (11 points) and Ae’Rianna Harris (10). Harris also had nine blocks in the loss.

The Gamecocks had six players in double digits led by Destanni Henderson with 15 off the bench. 

HALFTIME COVERAGE:

Poor shooting and a massive disadvantage in rebounding has hurt Purdue at South Carolina in women’s basketball this afternoon. The Boilers trail 43-25 at halftime in Columbia, SC. Purdue is shooting 30.3 from the field while the No. 5 Gamecocks are shooting 51.4 percent. SC leads in rebounding, 26-12.

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