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Mitchell rallies No. 1 South Carolina to 68-60 win

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half to help No. 1 South Carolina to a 68-60 victory over No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday.

Mitchell shook off a 2-of-7 shooting performance in the first half to keep the Gamecocks perfect at 16-0 this season after trailing at the half for just the third time this season. Mitchell opened the second period with a basket as South Carolina (4-0 SEC) took off on a 15-6 run to take control.

The Wildcats (14-3, 3-1) closed to 50-46 on Jennifer O'Neill's bucket with 11:11 left. But Khadijah Sessions followed with her third 3-pointer to restore South Carolina's margin and Kentucky could get no closer.

The game was marred by a gruesome-looking left ankle injury to Kentucky junior Janee Thompson. She left the court on a stretcher. O'Neill scored 13 to lead Kentucky.

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