South Carolina gets on the board first by making both free throws to have an 0-2 lead, Kentucky gets on the board with a layup to tie the game, and Dre’Una Edwards makes one of two free throws to take a 3-2 lead. South Carolina hits a 3 pointer to regain the lead; they make one of two free throws to lead 6-3. South Carolina makes one of two free throws, Kentucky gets a jumper and South Carolina answers with one. Kentucky drains a 3 pointer, by Chasity Patterson but South Carolina will lead 14-12 after one.
Kentucky drains a 3 pointer to start off the second quarter to take the lead, South Carolina answers with two free throws to take it right back. South Carolina goes on a 10-0 run before Kentucky finally gets another basket, a jumper from Robyn Benton and then one from Dre’Una Edwards, South Carolina with a jumper and a 3 pointer for a 10 point lead. After a 3 minute scoring drought Kentucky gets a jumper, South Carolina makes one of two free throws and a layup, Kentucky with a 3 pointer. Kentucky will end the second quarter with a 3 pointer from Jazmine Massengill but South Carolina will head into halftime with a 34-30 lead over Kentucky.