Tennessee vs. South Carolina: Full Game Preview

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Tennessee vs. South Carolina: Full Game Preview
Tennessee
(11-10, 1-6 away)
South Carolina
(12-10, 9-5 home)
Venue: Colonial Life Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Tennessee StatSmack

  • 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.
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jarnell Stokes 28 12 9 1 1 1 2
B Jordan McRae 31 14 3 2 1 1 2
C+ Trae Golden 27 10 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 30 8 5 1 1 1 2
C Kenny Hall 23 7 5 0 0 1 2
C Derek Reese 17 5 3 1 0 0 1
C- Skylar McBee 23 5 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Armani Moore 12 2 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Yemi Makenjuola 9 2 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Q. Chievous 11 2 3 0 0 0 1
D D. Edwards 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Rob Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Michael Carrera 21 11 7 1 0 1 2
C Lakeem Jackson 31 9 7 2 1 1 2
C LaShay Page 24 12 3 1 0 0 2
C B. Williams 22 10 2 1 1 0 1
C Bruce Ellington 31 10 3 2 1 0 4
C- M. Kacinas 22 6 4 1 0 1 2
C- B. Richardson 19 8 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Eric Smith 28 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ RJ Slawson 17 5 4 1 1 1 1
D L. Chatkevicius 10 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Damien Leonard 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D A. Constable 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Brian Steele 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Shane Phillips 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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