South Carolina vs. Florida: Full Game Preview

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South Carolina vs. Florida: Full Game Preview
South Carolina
(12-7, 3-3 away)
(4) Florida
(16-2, 10-0 home)
Venue: O'Connell Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
South Carolina L Page 11.7 L Jackson 7.1 E Smith 3.5
Florida K Boynton 13.6 W Yeguete 6.7 S Wilbekin 5.1

No. 4 Florida welcomes South Carolina to O'Connell Center on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Gators are 5-3 against the Gamecocks over the last four years. They won 74-66 on 2/2/2012 the last time they played.

Florida is currently in 1st place in the conference and South Carolina is in 7th.

In their last game, Kenny Boynton put up 18 points in the Gators 82-47 romp of Mississippi State on January 26th. He leads the team with 13.6 points per game. For the Gamecocks, Brian Richardson finished with 20 points and 6 rebounds in the 75-54 blowout of Arkansas on January 26th. He contributes 2.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.5 points per game. One category in which South Carolina is especially proficient is offensive rebounding percentage at 42.4, ranking 1st in their conference (and 3rd nationally).

South Carolina StatSmack

  • Patric Young is ranked 3rd in the SEC in blocks.
  • Florida is better under pressure, and has defeated South Carolina in 9 out of the last 16 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Florida has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (72.22% to 50.70%).
  • Florida allows fewer rebounds (27.7 allowed per game vs 30.8 allowed per game) than South Carolina this season.
  • Florida has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than South Carolina (2 vs 0).
  • We beat real teams. Florida has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than South Carolina this season (3 vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Florida has an average margin of victory of 11 over South Carolina in 32 wins since 1991.
  • The Florida scoring leader (Kenny Boynton) has more points than the South Carolina scoring leader (Brenton Williams).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Florida has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than South Carolina (16 vs 3).
  • Even computers respect Florida more. We have a better RPI this season than South Carolina (RPI: #7 vs #199).
  • Florida has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than South Carolina (#2 vs #42).
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lakeem Jackson 32 10 7 2 1 1 2
C Michael Carrera 20 10 7 1 0 1 2
C LaShay Page 24 12 3 1 0 0 2
C B. Williams 23 12 2 1 1 0 1
C Bruce Ellington 31 10 3 2 2 0 3
C- M. Kacinas 23 6 5 1 0 1 2
C- B. Richardson 20 9 3 1 1 0 1
C- Eric Smith 28 6 2 4 1 0 2
C- RJ Slawson 17 5 4 1 1 1 1
D L. Chatkevicius 10 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Damien Leonard 13 4 2 0 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
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Erik Murphy 25 13 5 1 1 1 1
B Kenny Boynton 32 14 4 3 1 0 1
B Patric Young 27 11 6 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 31 9 3 5 2 0 2
B Mike Rosario 29 12 2 2 1 0 2
B- Will Yeguete 23 7 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C M. Frazier II 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
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