South Carolina vs. LSU: Full Game Preview

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South Carolina vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
South Carolina
(10-5, 2-2 away)
LSU
(9-4, 8-1 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
South Carolina L Page 11.7 L Jackson 7.0 E Smith 4.1
LSU S Coleman 13.1 S Coleman 8.4 A Hickey 4.0

In their last match-up on January 12th, Anthony Hickey put up 15 points for the Tigers in a loss to Florida, 74-52. With 4.0 assists per game and 3.5 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Gamecocks were defeated by Auburn 74-71 on January 12th despite 17 points and 9 rebounds from Damien Leonard. He is averaging 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, South Carolina performs well in offensive rebounding percentage at 45.1. This ranks 1st in the conference and 2nd in the country.

South Carolina StatSmack

  • The LSU three-point leader (Andre Stringer) has more three-pointers than the South Carolina three-point leader (Brenton Williams).
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • LSU waxed South Carolina by 10 points the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
  • Shavon Coleman is ranked 8th in the SEC in rebounds and 8th in the SEC in blocks.
  • At least you keep showing up. LSU has an average margin of victory of 10 over South Carolina in 12 wins since 1991.
  • We just win. LSU has more wins over the last 5 years than South Carolina (88 vs 83).
  • We beat real teams. LSU has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than South Carolina this season (2 vs 0).
  • LSU takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than South Carolina (4 vs 1).
  • LSU does a better job contesting shots (39.5% allowed vs 43.9% allowed) than South Carolina this season.
  • LSU has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than South Carolina ($26,259 vs $34,062).
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Lakeem Jackson 31 10 7 2 1 1 3
C LaShay Page 24 12 3 1 0 0 2
C Michael Carrera 19 9 7 1 0 1 2
C M. Kacinas 26 8 5 1 0 1 2
C B. Williams 22 11 2 1 1 0 1
C B. Richardson 22 9 3 2 1 1 1
C- Bruce Ellington 28 11 2 2 1 0 4
C- Eric Smith 28 6 2 4 1 0 3
D+ RJ Slawson 16 5 4 1 1 1 1
D Damien Leonard 15 5 3 1 0 0 1
D L. Chatkevicius 10 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Brian Steele 2 1 1 0 1 0 1
D A. Constable 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Shane Phillips 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Shavon Coleman 30 13 8 1 2 1 2
B Anthony Hickey 28 11 4 4 4 0 1
C+ C. Carmouche 23 10 4 4 2 0 2
C+ J. O`Bryant III 22 11 7 1 0 1 3
C Andre Stringer 29 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 17 5 3 1 2 1 1
C- A. Del Piero 14 5 3 0 0 2 1
D+ Corban Collins 14 5 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Shane Hammink 14 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Jalen Courtney 10 3 3 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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