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No. 4 S. Carolina routs No. 15 Kentucky 81-58

By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Aleighsa Welch had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Khadijah Sessions added 18 points as No. 4 South Carolina routed No. 15 Kentucky 81-58 on Thursday night to set a school record for regular-season victories.

Elem Ibiam added 16 points for the Gamecocks (24-2, 12-1 SEC), who cruised to their milestone win behind 60 percent second-half shooting and 53 percent overall. They also dominated the boards 44-19 en route to winning their eighth straight and staying in first place.

South Carolina posted its second straight win over a ranked opponent on the road. The Gamecocks also ended a nine-game losing streak at Memorial Coliseum in sweeping the season series from Kentucky (19-7, 7-6), which shot 23 of 61 from the field (38 percent).

Tiffany Mitchell scored 12 points for South Carolina, which took control with a 17-4 run after halftime for a 53-32 lead.

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