Re: ESPN women's team of the week .
We still need to shore up several areas if we want the best opportunity to capitalize on having the best year we can have: free throw shooting is still shaky and at times a liability - I feel we are improving in this area, as the team is shooting the best it has under Staley since the very first year when we shot 67.7% (and won 10 games altogether). We're at 64.9% overall and shooting 67.5% in SEC play which means we're improving as the season moves along. Let's hope we continue this....
In conference play (through 7 games thus far), USC is 13th in the SEC in team steals, 14th in turnover margin and 11th in turnover to assist ratio. The assists are decent (middle of the pack), but only Auburn has committed more turnovers in conference play than the Gamecocks have.
All other team statistical categories USC either leads the SEC or are among the leaders, so these areas really need to improve if we want to have a chance at the end of the season, during the SECT, and in advancing deep into the NCAAT. That's going to be a tough gauntlet in the final 5 games (@ LSU, @ UK, and @ UT) with all of those teams at the top of the SEC standings, and we need to finish the season strong to set up a good run in the postseason....