MINNEAPOLIS – No. 1/1 South Carolina used a pair of runs in the first half and a pair of double-doubles to power past Central Michigan 80-45 Saturday afternoon in the Subway Classic at University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena. Junior Tiffany Mitchell led five scorers in double figures with 18 points, while Alaina Coates and Elem Ibiam each added a double-double to secure the win. Now at 11-0 on the season, the Gamecocks are enjoying the best start in school history.The Gamecocks overcame 12 turnovers in the first half to take a 37-24 lead into the locker room thanks to a defensive effort that allowed Central Michigan to shoot just 27.8 percent (10-36) from the field and 0-of-6 from 3-point range. South Carolina launched a 9-0 run to break a 4-4 tie just before the 16:00 mark of the first half.After Crystal Bradford leveled the game at 4-4 with a drive to the basket, Ibiam putback an offensive rebound to put the Gamecocks up 6-4 just ahead of the first media timeout. After a Chippewa turnover, Mitchell hit the first of her two 3s in the opening half when Ibiam kicked it out of a crowded post position. Mitchell then turned a steal into an easy layup for an 11-4 advantage. An Coates defensive rebound led to an Asia Dozier transition layup that made it a 13-9 contest.The Chippewas cut it to 15-8 after a Gamecock turnover, but a 12-4 run that included six points from A’ja Wilson made it a 25-12 lead with 8:16 left in the first half. South Carolina never looked back en route to a 37-24 halftime lead that ballooned quickly in the second half as the Gamecocks committed just four turnovers in the second period and continued their hot shooting at 52.6 percent in the final stanza.Just behind Mitchell’s 18 points, Coates posted 16, while Aleighsa Welch and Wilson added 12 each. Ibiam rounded out the five double-figure scorers with 10 and led the Gamecocks on the glass with 12 boards. Coates completed her third-straight double-double with 10 rebounds.