The mighty Cocks come into Tuscaloosa looking to improve on their already surprising season. The Cocks come in 18-5... about 5 games better than I thought they'd be at this point coming into the season. They have road wins at Baylor, Kentucky, and UGA.
Guard the arc is the only way to beat them. South Carolina as a team is shooting almost 40% from 3 point range. Obviously we need to contain Downey, but look out for Archie and Holmes inside and on the boards. Fredrick chucks up a lot of shots and I say let him as he's 40% from the field... just watch him behind the arc.
- 46% FG
- 62% FT
- 80.4 PPG
Prediction: We match up well with the Cocks with the exception of Downey. We have no one that can limit his shots or guard him with any confidence. He'll be the difference maker as we drop our second home game in conference play. South Carolina by 7.
Game time is 3PM EST on Raycom. Note that is split telecast so if you're like me you'll be getting Tennessee/Vandy on your TV instead of Bama/South Carolina. Here's a free video link to watch online. If you have the ESPN Full Court package you should be alright regardless of where you live.