The numbers behind NC State vs. South Carolina
The numbers behind NC State vs. South Carolina (Credit: )

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Watch as the South Carolina Gamecocks take on the NC State Wolfpack in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, tipping off at 7:00 PM.

South Carolina took down Oregon State 70-58 in the team's last outing on Sunday. Tessa Johnson scored a team-high 15 points in the victory.

Aziaha James helped lead NC State to a 76-66 win over Texas on Sunday, putting up 27 points in the outing.

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South Carolina Team Stats

South Carolina heads into the matchup with an 85.6 points per game average on the season, 25.3 more than the 60.3 NC State allows per contest. The Gamecocks are 36-0 in games when they score at least 60 points.

In the 2023-24 campaign, the Gamecocks are averaging 18.6 assists and 13 turnovers per game. When South Carolina has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than its season mark of 1.43, the Gamecocks are 21-0.

NC State Team Stats

NC State's 71.6 points per game this season out-paces the 56 points per contest South Carolina gives up. The Wolfpack are 30-5 when they put up more than 56 points.

The Wolfpack hit 74.4 percent of their free throws as a team, the seventh-best mark in the ACC. Saniya Rivers makes 3.4 free throws per game to lead NC State while connecting on 74 percent of her attempts at the line.

South Carolina Players to Watch

Kamilla Cardoso leads South Carolina in scoring and rebounding with 14.1 points and 9.4 boards per game. MiLaysia Fulwiley adds 11.9 points and 1.6 steals for the Gamecocks, and Te-Hina Paopao averages 10.9 points and 3.7 assists per game.

Paopao's 2.3 made three-pointers per contest makes her South Carolina's most prolific three-point shooter. She knocks down 46 percent of her shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect 36 of 36 games this season.

NC State Players to Watch

James leads NC State in scoring and puts up 16.9 points per game. Madison Hayes leads the Wolfpack with 6.9 rebounds per game and adds 10.3 points, while Rivers paces the squad with 3.8 assists and averages 12.7 points.

James is a player to watch on the perimeter for NC State. She leads the Wolfpack shooting attack, making 34 percent of her shots from beyond the arc while averaging two makes per game.

Player stats reflect 36 of 37 games this season.

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