South Carolina vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
|South Carolina||L Page 11.7||M Carrera 7.3||E Smith 3.0|
|Georgia||K Caldwell-Pope 17.6||K Caldwell-Pope 6.6||C Mann 2.7|
Georgia plays host to South Carolina at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday. The game gets underway at 2 p.m. EST and it can be seen on CBS. The Bulldogs beat the Gamecocks 67-56 on Feb. 2 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
South Carolina is in 12th place in the conference and Georgia is in eigth place.
The Bulldogs fell 62-60 to Arkansas on Feb. 21. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 15 points in the loss. He leads the team in points with 17.6 per game, rebounds with 6.6 per game, and steals with 2.1 per game. In a 63-62 victory over Ole Miss on Feb. 20, Michael Carrera put up 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Gamecocks. He averages 10.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for South Carolina is offensive rebounding percentage at 38.4 percent, which ranks second in their conference (and 20th nationally).
South Carolina StatSmack
- The Georgia blocks leader (Donte` Williams, 25 blocks) has more blocks than the South Carolina blocks leader (Lakeem Jackson, 20 blocks).
- Over the past 10 years, Georgia has had more players drafted by the NBA than South Carolina (four vs. one).
- Georgia has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (54.8 percent to 51.7 percent).
- Georgia has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than South Carolina (No. 19 vs. No. 55).
- Georgia is ranked higher than South Carolina in the SEC (No. 8 vs. No. 12).
- That must sting. Georgia has blown out South Carolina by 20 points or more on three occasions since 1998.
- The Georgia scoring leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 458 points) has more points than the South Carolina scoring leader (Brenton Williams, 251 points).
- Georgia has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than South Carolina (No. 8 vs. No. 42).
- A for effort, but Georgia has emerged victorious against South Carolina the last two times they've played.
- Georgia does a better job contesting shots (39.0 percent allowed vs. 44.2 percent allowed) than South Carolina this season.