|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.
- 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).