South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview

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South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview
South Carolina
(13-16, 3-8 away)
Vanderbilt
(13-16, 8-8 home)
Venue: Memorial Gym (TN)
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
South Carolina L Page 11.7 M Carrera 7.0 E Smith 3.0
Vanderbilt K Johnson 13.7 K Bright 5.6 K Johnson 3.6

On Saturday, South Carolina visits Memorial Gym (TN) to take on Vanderbilt. It takes place at 1:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Gamecocks fell to the Commodores 58-51 on Jan. 19 and are 3-6 against them over the last four years.

South Carolina is in 12th place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 10th-place Vanderbilt.

In their last outing, behind 38 points from Brenton Williams, the Gamecocks defeated Mississippi State 79-72 on Mar. 6. He tallies 10.9 points per game and also adds 1.6 rebounds per game. For the Commodores, Kedren Johnson finished with 15 points in the 66-40 loss to Florida on Mar. 6. He leads the team in points with 13.7 per game, assists with 3.6 per game, and steals with 1.1 per game.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • That must sting. South Carolina has blown out Vanderbilt by 20 points or more on three occasions since 1996.
  • The South Carolina rebounding leader (Lakeem Jackson, 182 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Vanderbilt rebounding leader (Kevin Bright, 161 rebounds).
  • South Carolina has come back to win after being down at half against Vanderbilt seven times since 1997.
  • South Carolina players are more experienced than Vanderbilt players (14,953 minutes played vs. 8,602 minutes played).
  • South Carolina has an average margin of victory of 7 over Vanderbilt in 24 wins since 1982.
  • Since 1998, South Carolina has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Vanderbilt (three vs. two).
  • South Carolina has a better record in close games than Vanderbilt this season (5-4 vs. 2-7).
  • South Carolina is a better free-throw-shooting team (68.5 percent vs. 62.2 percent) 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).
  • Diaper Dandies love South Carolina. South Carolina has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Vanderbilt (3 vs. 1).
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Michael Carrera 21 10 7 1 0 1 2
C LaShay Page 24 12 3 1 0 0 2
C Lakeem Jackson 29 8 6 2 1 1 2
C Bruce Ellington 33 10 3 3 1 0 3
C B. Williams 20 11 2 1 1 0 1
C- B. Richardson 19 8 2 1 1 0 1
D+ M. Kacinas 20 5 4 1 0 1 2
D+ Eric Smith 28 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ RJ Slawson 16 4 3 1 1 1 1
D L. Chatkevicius 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Damien Leonard 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Brian Steele 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Shane Phillips 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 32 14 4 4 1 0 3
C Rod Odom 30 10 4 1 0 1 1
C Kevin Bright 29 7 6 1 1 0 1
C Dai-Jon Parker 28 6 4 2 1 0 2
C Kyle Fuller 27 9 2 2 1 0 2
C- Sheldon Jeter 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Josh Henderson 20 6 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 17 3 3 1 0 0 1
D James Siakam 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Carter Josephs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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