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Gamecocks' Cuevas-Moore to miss opening night with knee sprain

South Carolina guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore (1) drives to the hoop against Maine guard Tanesha Sutton (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The Gamecocks Women's basketball team opens up the season this Friday night hosting Alabama State. South Carolina will tip off without senior guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore. USC Head Coach Dawn Staley confirmed to the media after Thursday's practice that Cuevas-Moore has a sprained knee.

The Bronx, N.Y. native did not practice Thursday and was seen wearing a wrap on her left knee. Staley also told reporters that South Carolina's medical staff does not think the injury will "linger" or become something serious.

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