|Vanderbilt||K Johnson 15.9||K Bright 6.0||K Johnson 3.2|
|South Carolina||B Williams 11.8||L Jackson 7.3||E Smith 3.9|
On Saturday, South Carolina plays host to Vanderbilt at Colonial Life Arena. It takes place at 1:30 EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Gamecocks are 3-5 against the Commodores over the last four years. They lost 59-48 the last time they played (2/22/2012).
Vanderbilt is in 11th place in the conference and nipping at the heels of 10th place South Carolina.
The 23 points and 10 rebounds by Michael Carrera helped the Gamecocks to an 82-73 victory over LSU on January 16th. While contributing 7.1 rebounds per game, he also scores 10.4 points per game. The Commodores were defeated by Ole Miss 89-79 on January 15th despite 19 points and 8 assists from Kedren Johnson. He contributes a team-leading 15.9 points per game, 3.2 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game.
- South Carolina is a better shooting team (46.1% vs 41.7%) than Vanderbilt this season.
- South Carolina has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Vanderbilt ($18,486 vs $52,659).
- Lakeem Jackson is ranked 4th in the SEC in rebounds.
- Diaper Dandies love us. South Carolina has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Vanderbilt (3 vs 1).
- At least you keep showing up. South Carolina has an average margin of victory of 7 over Vanderbilt in 24 wins since 1982.
- It's only wins and losses, but South Carolina has a better overall record than Vanderbilt this season (9-3 vs 5-6).
- South Carolina is a better free-throw-shooting team (71.1% vs 58.6%) than Vanderbilt this season.
- The South Carolina blocks leader (Mindaugas Kacinas) has more blocks than the Vanderbilt blocks leader (Rod Odom).
- South Carolina is better under pressure, and has defeated Vanderbilt in 10 out of the last 13 games decided by 5 points or fewer.