USC Women Ready For Return To Carolina Coliseum



By Sports Department

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hopes the 19th-ranked Gamecocks' offense finally shifts out of neutral and starts moving forward in the Southeastern Conference.

South Carolina's struggling attack is next-to-last in the 14-team SEC and the main reason the team's dropped all three of its showdowns with ranked opponents this season, including losses to No. 9 Tennessee and No. 13 Georgia in league play.

The Gamecocks (14-3, 2-2 SEC) return to action Thursday night at home against LSU in the school's old arena, the Carolina Coliseum. Neither the men's or women's basketball teams have held a game in their former home since the larger, 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena came on line in November 2002.

Staley says she practicing at a faster pace to help the Gamecocks improve their transition offense.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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