No. 5 South Carolina starts fast in an 85-49 win over Purdue

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has a different approach to practice and it looks like it's working for the fifth-ranked Gamecocks.

Staley said last year's group needed more film study and targeted drills at workouts. This season's team needs some hard scrimmages to rev it up for games.

That paid off once more Sunday as South Carolina got 15 points from Destanni Henderson and took control with a fast start in an 85-51 victory over Purdue on Sunday.


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