Saturday, February 16, 2008

South Carolina stats pack

You need adobe acrobat to view the stats. You might want to change the percentage to 100% to actually read it.

South Carolina hasn't been good at protecing the home turf with losses to Florida, Tennessee, and Vandy, but have won road games at Arkansas and Ole Miss. They've been in most of their SEC games and like us just can't seem to get over the hump. The Cocks are coming off a 82-64 loss in Athens.

Devan Downey lead the team in scoring and assists, Dominque Archie is the leading rebounder, and Zam Fredrick takes the most 3s per game. I've only seen the Cocks play a couple of times... probably not enough to give an actual gauge of them.

The stats:
- 45% FG
- 39% 3PT FG
- 71% FT
- Rebound margin of -4.5
- 11 turnovers per game
- 7.4 steals

Things to watch:
- South Carolina is 6-1 when scoring 80+ points, 1-6 when they give up more than 80.
- Brandis Raley Ross is shooting 57% from 3.
- The Cocks had problems defending UGA inside. Feed Hendrix (Coleman and Knox) early and often.

Prediction- 2 puzzling teams match up. Each team looks at this as a winnable game. One will be disappointed. My gut feeling... we haven't won on the road in the SEC and I don't think it starts today. Cocks by 3.

Tipoff is set for 7PM EST (6CST) on FSN.

Oh yeah... shameless self pat on the back. Somehow this site has hit 50,000+ hits in a little less than 2 years. A lot of traffic has come since 2007. The only downside is this blog seems to get the most traffic after a loss, but that's to be expected.

Obviously there's an interest in Alabama basketball. Thanks to all who linked, read, and contribute to this little place on DA IN-TUR-NET.

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