The Gamecocks fell behind in the opening quarter to the scrappy Flyers but held them scoreless for the next to pull within one point in the second quarter. Despite the point deficit in the opening quarter, the Gamecocks clawed back to a score at the half.
Harris stole the show in the third quarter, scoring 12 of the team's 23 points to help take a two point lead heading into the final period.
Harris broke the Gamecocks' drought from beyond the arc, sinking a pair of 3-pointers, including one with to go in the quarter to give South Carolina its first lead of the second half at South Carolina kept the pressure on and entered the fourth quarter with a lead.
In the fourth, defense set the tone for the Gamecocks. South Carolina allowed no points in the final of regulation and a total of four points in the fourth quarter. Four straight points from Harris in the middle of the quarter helped separate the two teams at with remaining.
Herbert Harrigan kept the Flyers out of the paint with repeated stops, including a huge block with to go in the game to keep the Gamecocks on top by five.
Herbert Harrigan's four blocks matches her career high that she first set against Clemson earlier this season. A steal with left was the biggest defensive play of the game for the Gamecocks.
Harris notched a new season high in the victory, shooting 9-of She added three rebounds and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe during her point second half. Perry's 10 points matches her season high. The one field goal allowed matches a program low for a single quarter.
The four points South Carolina allowed in the fourth quarter is tied for the second fewest in a quarter in program history.
We also wanted to allow her to read the defense and get some open shots.
We also tried to push them back on their heels by going quickly and seeing if they could guard us in the transition. I wanted Harris to push the ball and be aggressive and she did that.
I think moving quickly in transition really helped us win the game.