Tennessee vs. South Carolina: Full Game Preview
|Tennessee||J McRae 14.0||J Stokes 8.5||T Golden 3.9|
|South Carolina||L Page 11.7||M Carrera 6.9||E Smith 3.2|
South Carolina welcomes Tennessee to Colonial Life Arena on Sunday. It starts at 1 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FSN. The Gamecocks are 0-8 against the Volunteers over the last four years. They lost 73-64 the last time they played (Feb. 25, 2012).
Tennessee is in 10th place in the conference and South Carolina is in 13th place.
In their last matchup on Feb. 5, Michael Carrera put up 18 points and 6 rebounds for the Gamecocks in a loss to Kentucky, 77-55. In addition to a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game, he chips in 10.6 points per game. For the Volunteers, Jarnell Stokes finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the 68-62 loss to Georgia on Feb. 6. With 8.5 rebounds per game and 1 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Tennessee can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: free throw rate at 43.0 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.8 percent.
- South Carolina has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 55 vs. No. 93).
- South Carolina has an average margin of victory of 13 over Tennessee in 20 wins since 1988.
- South Carolina is a better three-point shooting team (32.8 percent vs. 28.9 percent) than Tennessee this season.
- South Carolina has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Tennessee according to Kiplinger (46 percent vs. 31 percent).
- Lakeem Jackson is ranked 10th in the SEC in rebounds.
- That must sting. South Carolina has blown out Tennessee by 20 points or more on five occasions since 1996.
- South Carolina has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 42 vs. No. 74).
- The South Carolina three-point leader (Brian Richardson, 33 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Tennessee three-point leader (Skylar McBee, 32 three-pointers).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? South Carolina currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (968 to 962) than Tennessee, per the NCAA.