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Gamecock women's basketball falls to number 9 after Missouri Loss

South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) shoots during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against St. Peter's Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

The South Carolina women's basketball team has fallen in the AP rankings after a loss to the Missouri Tigers that was filled with controversy.

The Gamecocks lost to the Tigers 83-74, but the game saw head coach Dawn Staley get ejected after two technicals and star forward A'ja Wilson fouled out. South Carolina went into the match-up ranked fourth in the country, but have fallen in the top 10 AP rankings.

The rankings for the week of January 8th look like:

1. UConn

2. Notre Dame

3. Louisville

4. Mississippi State

5. Baylor

6. Tennessee

7. Texas

8. Oregon

9. South Carolina

10. Ohio State

The Gamecocks come back home this weekend when they host Auburn on Thursday followed by a top-10 showdown against the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday, January 14th at 1 pm.

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