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, Bruce Ellington finished with 18 points and 5 assists in the Gamecocks 74-71 loss against Auburn on January 12th. On top of a team-high 1.2 steals per game, he also scores 11.3 points per game. For the Tigers, Anthony Hickey finished with 15 points in the 74-52 loss to Florida on January 12th. With 4.0 assists per game and 3.5 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

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  • South Carolina has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than LSU according to Kiplinger (46% vs 28%).
  • South Carolina has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than LSU (#42 vs #76).
  • At least you keep showing up. South Carolina has an average margin of victory of 12 over LSU in 13 wins since 1991.
  • The South Carolina scoring leader (Brenton Williams) has more points than the LSU scoring leader (Shavon Coleman).
  • Eric Smith is ranked 3rd in the SEC in assists.
  • South Carolina allows fewer rebounds (28.4 allowed per game vs 37.6 allowed per game) than LSU this season.
  • Brenton Williams is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • South Carolina has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than LSU (#55 vs #79).
  • The South Carolina rebounding leader (Lakeem Jackson) has more rebounds than the LSU rebounding leader (Shavon Coleman).
  • South Carolina players are more experienced than LSU players (11,303 minutes played vs 9,270 minutes played).
  • South Carolina is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on South Carolina is 203 lbs compared to 198 lbs for LSU.
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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