The Eastern Michigan Eagles were sent packing in the first round of the 2012 NCAA women's tournament by South Carolina. The Gamecocks cruised to an 80-48 victory in a game that wasn't close for long. South Carolina led 39-23 at halftime and continued its dominance in the second half en route to the victory.
South Carolina had three players score in double digits. Markeshia Grant led the way with 12 points, while Charenee Stephens had 11 points and Ashley Bruner scored 10 points. As a team, South Carolina had 12 different players score.
Most of Eastern Michigan's scoring on Saturday came from three players. Paige Redditt led the way with 14 points, and Tavelyn James and Natachia Watkins had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
With the win, South Carolina advanced to the second round, where it will face either Purdue or South Dakota State.
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