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JUNKANOO JAM - St. Georges High School - Freeport, GB

Top-ranked South Carolina rallies past Syracuse

3291 days ago
Associated Press
Photo: Richard Shiro | AP

FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points and A'ja Wilson added 11 of her 15 in the second half as No. 1 South Carolina rallied to beat No. 22 Syracuse 67-63 in the Junkanoo Jam on Friday night.

The Gamecocks (5-0) trailed by 10 with 6:43 left before rallying. They took a 60-59 lead after Sessions' steal and layup with 3:35 left.

Briana Day hit two free throws with 2:06 left to give Syracuse (4-1) a 61-60 advantage.

Asia Dozier hit a 3-pointer 15 seconds later and after the Gamecocks forced a shotclock violation, Tina Roy hit a layup to make it 65-61. Mitchell added a free throw after an Orange turnover to seal the win.

Brianna Butler scored 18 points and Day added 13 points and 17 rebounds for the Orange.