Asia Dozier added11 points while Tiffany Mitchell and Ieasia Walker chipped in 10 each. Ashley Bruner matched Welch’s effort with 12 rebounds.
The Gamecocks (3-0) shot 46 percent from the field and limited the Lady Tigers (1-1) to 36 percent.
Andrietta Thomas led Savannah State with 12 points. Ezinne Kalu added 10.