On Wednesday, Plum posted an Instagram photo of her decked out in South Carolina Gamecocks gear, finally paying her debt to Wilson after months of waiting for her punishment.
“Yes, I lost a bet to A’ja, and of all days, she picked Tuesday for me to wear it to pregame. I’m a woman of my word and so, unfortunately, I had to wear the scarlet red,” Plum said Thursday ahead of Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN App).
Her college head coach Mike Neighbors became the University of Arkansas head coach in 2017. When the Razorbacks played the University of South Carolina — Wilson’s alma mater — earlier this year, Plum decided to take her chances. On Jan. 18, the No. 6 Gamecocks beat the No. 15 Razorbacks, 104-82.
“It was a close game, we didn’t come through, and for that, I had to pay the price,” Plum said.
Notably, on that same day, a statue of Wilson was unveiled near Colonial Life Arena, where the Gamecocks play. Wilson played at South Carolina from 2015-18 and helped lead the team to their first NCAA title in 2017.
Wilson commented on Plum’s post: “Aye, see what happens when you wear garnet and black” — an ode to Plum’s 25 points performance in the Aces’ Game 1 win against the Phoenix Mercury.
Whether it was the pregame gear or Plum’s skillset, Wilson and the Aces hope the four-year guard can have a similar peformance in Game 2 Thursday night to give their team a 2-0 series lead.
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