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San Diego St. 55, South Carolina 58

Nov 28, 2009 - 8:18 PM ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) -- Charenee Stephens scored 20 points to lead South Carolina to a 58-55 upset of No. 23 San Diego State in the Paradise Jam on Saturday.

Stephens scored a key basket to give the Gamecocks (3-3) a 56-52 lead with 30 seconds left. Jerica Williams countered with a 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining to pull San Diego State within a point, but La'Keisha Sutton scored a breakaway lay-up moments later.

Quenese Davis missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Aztecs.

Valerie Nainima scored 11 points for South Carolina, and Sutton finished with 10.

Allison Duffy led San Diego State (3-3) with 13 points. Jene Morris, who surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career during the game, finished with 11.