COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alexis Jennings scored 19 points, Destanni Henderson had 10 and the duo combined to score all of No. 25 South Carolina's points in a closing 10-1 run for a 66-53 win over Furman on Sunday.
The Paladins (7-6) scored seven-straight points, pulling within 56-52 when Celena Taborn scored with 2:45 to play. But Jennings made a free throw and then consecutive layups to push the lead to nine. Furman ended the skid with a free throw at the 1:01 mark but Henderson answered with a 3-pointer and wrapped it up with two free throws.
The Gamecocks (8-4) made their last five shots and forced Furman into three turnovers and two misses in the final 2:07.
Tyasha Harris had three assists to move into the top 10 on the South Carolina career list with 387.