- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman A’ja Wilson scored 16 points, reigning Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell had 14 and South Carolina showed off its No. 1 ranking at home for the first time in a 90-26 victory over North Carolina Central on Monday night.

The Gamecocks (6-0) were already on their way to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam tournament last week when they took over the top spot. After winning twice on Grand Bahama Island, South Carolina returned home and quickly put away the overmatched Eagles (2-4).

The Gamecocks led 14-3 in the first five minutes and went on to win their 22nd straight home game.

NO. 21 SYRACUSE 94, VERMONT 63

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Cornelia Fondren recorded career highs with 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals to lead No. 21 Syracuse past Vermont.

Diamond Henderson scored 16 and Alexis Peterson had 13 points, six assists and five steals for Syracuse (5-1).

Niki Taylor’s three-point play gave Vermont (0-6) a 21-15 lead. Syracuse rallied for a 42-29 lead at the break.

Sydney Smith had 18 points, all on 3s, for Vermont.

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