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South Carolina dominated from start to finish. The Gamecocks were tenacious on the offensive boards early and never let up, ending the game with a 20-6 advantage on the offensive glass. It was such an advantage that they didn’t need to be proficient from behind the three-point line, shooting just 3 for 16 from the arc. South Carolina also had 49 total rebounds, giving them 294 total rebounds in the tournament, a new record.Connecticut played well in spots but ultimately couldn’t overcome its slow start in the first quarter. The Huskies were outscored 22-8 in the opening frame and had a nearly five-minute stretch without scoring a basket. They also shot a measly 4 for 16 behind the three-point line, their first successful attempt not occurring until the fourth quarter.
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