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Staley, 21st-ranked South Carolina look to make school history against No. 1 Stanford

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Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (13) shakes hands with teammates on the bench against Pacific during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

South Carolina's Dawn Staley has led the 21st-ranked Gamecocks to several milestones in her five seasons as coach. She hopes to add another one to that portfolio against No. 1 Stanford.

South Carolina (10-0) has matched its best start in program history. It tries to end the team's 0-8 mark against top-ranked teams when the Cardinal (9-0) come to Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday night.

The Gamecocks haven't faced a No. 1 team since December 2008 when top-ranked Connecticut pounded them 77-48 in Staley's first season.

Stanford's won the three previous matchups against South Carolina since Staley arrived, including a 76-60 win in the NCAA tournament's round of 16 last March.

Staley says the game is an opportunity to show how far the Gamecocks have progressed the past four years.

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