Kamilla Cardoso expected back Thursday for No. 1 South Carolina

Three players score double digits in South Carolina's win (1:39)

No. 1 South Carolina defeats Georgia 70-56 behind Kamilla Cardoso's 16 points and 16 rebounds. (1:39)

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina leading scorer and rebounder Kamilla Cardoso has practiced the past two days and is expected to play Thursday at Arkansas, coach Dawn Staley said Wednesday.

Cardoso, a 6-foot-7 forward from Brazil who's averaging 14.1 points and 10.1 rebounds, has missed the past two games and four of the past six for the top-ranked Gamecocks (27-0, 14-0 SEC).

She missed games against Mississippi on Feb. 8 and UConn on Feb. 11 when she was competing for Brazil's national team in an Olympic qualifier. Then she sat out against Alabama on Feb. 22 and at Kentucky last Sunday because of soreness from her international travel.

"Yeah, Kamilla practiced yesterday and today," Staley said Wednesday when asked about the senior's status for the Razorbacks. "We'll ramp her up a little bit."

The Gamecocks are seeking to complete a second straight 16-0 SEC season. They close the regular season Sunday when they host Tennessee.