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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dawn Staley doesnt hesitate when asked about No. 4 South Carolinas strength -- its all that offense.With high-scoring transfers Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray joining a lineup that returns double-digit scorers Aja Wilson and Alaina Coates, the Gamecocks look poised to break records and maybe a few scoreboards this season.From an offensive standpoint, we just have layers and layers and talent, said the ninth-year coach of the three-time defending Southeastern Conference champions. Its just making sure the ball finds the right people in the right moments.Wilson is the reigning SEC player of the year who averaged 16.1 points a game last season while senior returnee Coates averaged 12 points last fall as a third option most times behind Wilson and Tiffany Mitchell, a two-time SEC player of the year and the ninth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft.Davis, a lighting quick, smooth-shooting 6-foot-2 guard was third in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 19.1 points a game when she last played for Georgia Tech in 2014-15. That was also Grays previous season when she averaged 15.8 points a game.Davis smiles when looking at the offensive potential. She likens the Gamecocks to a college version of the Golden State Warriors and their four-headed offensive monster of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.Yeah, this is fun, Davis said. I have such high caliber people around, it makes everyones job a lot easier.Except, maybe, South Carolinas opponent.Staley has wanted to push the pace since arriving at South Carolina before the 2008-09 season, but has rarely had the consistent scoring from all spots on the floor to make the offense as fluid as she liked. The Gamecocks have relied on sticky defense, Mitchells clutch scoring and dominant inside play from the 6-5 Wilson and 6-4 Coates to win the past three SEC regular-season titles and last two SEC tournaments.The formula, though, has not been enough to get the Gamecocks what Staley ultimately wants, a national title.South Carolina reached its first Final Four two years ago, falling by a point to Notre Dame. The Gamecocks have also lost high-profile showdowns with four-time national champion Connecticut the past two seasons, unable to keep up with UConns torrid scoring pace.Staley believes she now has those options.Its a team full of talent and we can do a lot more, she said.The Gamecocks head back to No. 3 UConn for another marquee matchup on Feb. 13.Coates likes the blend she has seen from the team since Davis and Gray joined practice -- both sat out last season but worked out with the Gamecocks -- and feels the team has the potential to take the next step. She said Davis and Gray both bring Mitchells scoring punch to the lineup.Instead of having that one person to do so much, we have it coming from all these different people, she said.The seemingly always upbeat Gray spent her time away from games working on her pull-up jumper. The 6-foot junior is also adept at three-point shooting, rebounding and defense. When all four are on the floor and clicking, Gray said the team is close to unstoppable.We are capable of big things, she said.Staley, like most coaches, is tapping the breaks this time of year until she sees how they blend in games. She has been pleased so far at how unselfish and pass-oriented the players have been in practices. That attitude comes from the two-year college partnership of Wilson and Coates, who can both dominate the middle but often give up open looks for a better shot by the other.Were not all selfish players, Gray said. Were not forcers and `Im going to get mine. We go with the flow of the game.For now, Staley likes what shes seen.Theres good team chemistry, she said. But weve got a ways to go.---More AP College Basketball: Cheap Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Cheap Dallas Cowboys Jerseys . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys . - Levi Browns tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. It feels like the hockey seasons been underway for, well, weeks. And thanks to the World Cup of Hockey, some of the NHLs best players should be starting the regular season in midseason form, which isnt a bad thing. So, without further ado, we bring you episode one of the ongoing drama of the Power Rankings. Bring it on.1.?Pittsburgh PenguinsThe defending Stanley Cup champions always start the season in the top perch. Its tradition. Now, Sidney Crosbys concussion diagnosis?certainly casts a pall over the start of the season. So how long the Penguins remain on top will depend on how quickly Crosby comes back and on how veteran Marc-Andre Fleury, who will start the season as the Pens starting netminder due to postseason star?Matt Murray?being injured, holds down the fort in goal.2. San Jose SharksIts not necessarily tradition, but well put the Sharks in the second spot, given that theyre coming off their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals. They shouldnt have too much of a drop-off thanks to some nice offseason work by San Jose general manager Doug Wilson.3. Washington CapitalsWin now or bust is pretty much the slogan for the Caps, who tore through the regular season in 2015-16, but were dumped in six games in the second round of the playoffs by Pittsburgh. Washington is still a force from top to bottom.4. Tampa Bay LightningTheres lots to like about the Eastern Conference finalists. Can GM Steve Yzerman continue his magic and get Nikita Kucherov under contract and on the ice? And what, ultimately, will become of goalie?Ben Bishop as he enters the last year of his contract?5. Chicago BlackhawksA rare one-and-done playoff run last spring should mean that the Blackhawks are well rested. This team is still loaded up and down the lineup. We love the repatriation of defenseman Brian Campbell?and cant wait for Marian Hossa to get career goal No. 500. The future Hall of Famer enters the season one away from the milestone.6. Dallas StarsDoes anyone expect GM Jim Nill to finish the season with Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen as his goaltenders? With an upgrade between the pipes and some good luck when it comes to the health of stars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin,?the Stars could be headed to the finals.7. Nashville PredatorsIs this the season Nashville gets over the hump? How big of an impact will P.K. Subban have -- and will they miss longtime captain Shea Weber more than they think? This might be the best lineup from top to bottom that the Predators have ever iced. Now can they take advantage of it?8. Montreal CanadiensThe Habs are coming off a train wreck of a season that saw Carey Price miss all but a month or so of action. Price is back and in terrific form thanks to Canadas run at the World Cup of Hockey. Weber brings a whole new level of seriousness to the proceedings -- and how about the potential impact of former bad boy Alexander Radulov?9. Florida PanthersTheres a weird dynamic in Florida, where ownership shook things up after the Panthers won their division. So well have to see how the changes affected the karma. We love the addition of Keith Yandle but wonder about?Roberto Luongos durability. Its possible that goalie?James Reimer may be the Cats most important offseason addition.10. Anaheim DucksRandy Carlyle is back behind the bench, and this is still a dangerous team capable of winning the Pacific Division. But the Ducks need to get Hampus Lindholms and Rickard Rakells respective?contracts sorted out. The reality is that time is running out for Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler et al.11. Calgary FlamesIf Brian Elliott can rise to the challenge of being the man in Calgary, this isnt just a playoff team but a potential division winner. The Flames are deep defensively and given their plentiful great young offensive parts they are on the cusp -- assuming, of course, they get?Johnny Gaudreaus contract resolved sooner rather than later.12. St. Louis BluesIts a year of transition for the Blues, as Ken Hitchcock prepares to bow out in favor of assistant coach Mike Yeo. The losses of David Backes and Troy Brouwer will mean new leaders need to step up in St. Louis. Its now?Jake Allens bus. Can he drive it back to the playoffs?13. Minnesota WildBruce Boudreau is one of the most successful regular-season coaches in the game. We expect the Wild to get back to the playoffs with Eric Staal enjoying a nice bounce--back season in Minnesota.dddddddddddd14. Carolina HurricanesWe dont mind saying we werent sure what to make of the bottom end of the Metropolitan Division, but we do love the skilled, speedy, youthful Hurricanes. And its time, isnt it, for some good news in Raleigh? We have them third in the Metro.15. New York RangersThe Rangers could finish anywhere in the Metro, but we like them here. GM Jeff Gorton has done a nice job of getting younger up front without giving up too much. Now, can the aging defense come together after a miserable end to the season against Pittsburgh?16. Los Angeles KingsAnze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick can pretty much carry this team into the playoffs by themselves. They may have to.17. Arizona CoyotesWill the Yotes soon be putting shovel to ground on a new home? Will the on-ice product reflect the nice work done by young GM John Chayka? The playoffs arent out of the realm of possibility for coach Dave Tippetts young charges.18. Boston BruinsWe think the Bruins are going to be better than most people think theyre going to be. In short, we dont think they stink. In fact, we kind of like them as a playoff team. At least right now we do.19. Philadelphia FlyersThe Flyers were a surprise part of the playoff tournament last spring and Dave Hakstol is going to be even more comfortable in his second season as an NHL bench boss. But we have to think a slight correction is in store for the Flyers.20. New Jersey DevilsThe playoffs could be in the cards for the Devils if Taylor Hall?properly channels his inner anger at being traded and if Cory Schneider is aces once again. That defense, though, needs to be better than the sum of its parts after the departure of Adam Larsson.21. New York IslandersLots of teams got better in the Metro and in the Eastern Conference overall. We dont think the Islanders were one of them. Its time to ramp up sale of those John Tavares to Toronto T-shirts.22. Winnipeg JetsA big season for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and head coach Paul Maurice begins with a big dilemma: what to do about disgruntled, restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba. All else that follows for the Jets this season flows from what happens with him.23. Edmonton OilersWho knows just how great new teenage captain Connor McDavid is going to be? As for the Oilers, how big a jump will they need to make this season to consider the corner turned? Theyre not quite ready for the playoffs, but they cant be out of it by November either.24. Buffalo SabresWe want to believe in the Sabres. We really do. And we love the addition of Kyle Okposo. But lets see if Robin Lehner is the real deal, and lets see if Evander Kane has learned anything about being a pro over the past few months.25. Detroit Red WingsFrans Nielsen was terrific during the World Cup of Hockey. So was Tomas Tatar. Thomas Vanek? Not so much. Vaneks play was kind of like the Wings -- some good, some bad but not enough to make you stop and pay attention. Detroits playoff streak is definitely in jeopardy.26. Ottawa SenatorsNew head coach Guy Boucher will have his hands full trying to forge an identity for the Senators, who seem to have lost their way the past couple of seasons. Theres no reason the Sens cant still be in the playoff hunt. But weve said the same things the past couple of years.27. Colorado AvalancheWere going to find out pretty quickly whether the Avalanche really do stink or whether it was just their head coach who did. There will be lots of pressure on Jared Bednar, the minor pro coach who replaced Patrick Roy after Roy bolted in August -- but the Avs have little place to go but up.28. Columbus Blue JacketsThe Blue Jackets could be a playoff team. We dont think they will be, but they could be. Watch for Sergei Bobrovsky to get off to a great start and make this placement look silly.29. Toronto Maple LeafsOh, the optimism in Toronto is almost nauseating. 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