Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds left and No. 2 South Carolina outlasted No. 6 Tennessee to remain perfect in Southeastern Conference play, 71-66 Monday night.
Diamond DeShields sat down with espnW to discuss her decision to transfer to Tennessee, her relationships with Sylvia Hatchell, Pat Summitt and Holly Warlick, and explains why she initially committed to North Carolina.
With March in sight, there isn't much time to celebrate. But South Carolina should savor Monday's home crowd and victory over Tennessee, its first against the Lady Vols in three years and just the Gamecocks' fourth win in the 51-game series.
With a roster full of veterans and coach Holly Warlick more comfortable at the head of the table, this season's Tennessee squad seems reminiscent of Lady Vols teams of old that dominated defensively and on the boards.