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South Carolina snaps Kentucky's 17-game win streak

Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Ieasia Walker tallied 16 points and eight rebounds in No. 18 South Carolina's 55-50 victory over No. 5 Kentucky, ending the Wildcats' nation's longest winning streak at 17 games.

Aleighsa Welch registered 11 points and seven rebounds, while Elem Ibiam added eight points and eight rebounds for South Carolina (17-3, 5-2 SEC), which used an 18-4 run in the second half to take a 52-44 lead with 3:34 left.

It's the Gamecocks' first victory over a top-five team in 12 tries under fifth-year coach Dawn Staley.

Jennifer O'Neil led Kentucky (18-2, 6-1) with 17 points, while DeNesha Stallworth added 12 points and 10 rebounds

The contest was knotted at 19-19 heading into the break.

01/24 22:13:45 ET
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