Posted January 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer Few know better than South Carolina coach Dawn Staley what's it like to perform under the brightest spotlights. And right now, she's comfortable with her Gamecocks' stealthy approach to success. Not that the Gamecocks will get away with it much longer if they keep playing like this. ''We are constantly trying to build our resume,'' Staley said Wednesday. So far, it's a strong one. The Gamecocks (12-2) haven't started with a record this good since going 14-1 nine years ago. That was also the last season South Carolina opened Southeastern Conference play with a win after defeating Alabama 68-42. The Gamecocks are second nationally to powerhouse Connecticut in points allowed and showed off their tenaciousness in a 79-48 victory over then 18th-ranked North Carolina last month. ''They're street fighters,'' Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell summed up after her team scored its fewest points since the Huskies beat them 88-47 two s...
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