SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Alaina Coates had 17 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 3 South Carolina beat fourth-ranked Louisville 83-59 on Sunday in the Basketball Hall of Fame women's challenge.
A'ja Wilson and Allisha Gray also scored 17 points apiece for the Gamecocks (5-0), who turned a tight game into a blowout, using a 17-3 run spanning the half to take control. South Carolina led 39-32 when Kaela Davis hit consecutive 3-pointers to expand the advantage to double digits. Fellow transfer Allisha Gray then added a three-point play with 6:42 left in the third quarter that made it 48-32.
Louisville (6-1) could get only within 14 the rest of the way.
Mariya Moore scored 17 and Asia Durr added 13 for the Cardinals, who had cruised through their first six games. ACC player of the year Myisha Hines-Allen was saddled by foul trouble all game and didn't score until early in the fourth quarter. She finished with two points.
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