Before I begin let me thank reader Karen for sending the following pics from the UGA game on Tuesday. If the game started at 7 or 8 I would've made it (2hr drive for me).
Also, here is the latest SEC Power Poll.
South Carolina comes in 12-12 overall and 2-9 in conference. They
got shellacked by LSU in Columbia last night 64-46. The Gamecocks are
currently on a 5 game losing streak. I wonder if Frank Martin is
regretting leaving KState for this abyss of a job. If he can't turn them around in 4 years I don't think it's possible for South Carolina to ever be good.
I'm not even going to pretend I've watched them play this season. To be honest, it's been tough watching SEC basketball that doesn't include Florida, Ole Miss, or Missouri playing.
The only consistent with South Carolina is Lakeen Jackson who has started every game this season. He's 2nd on the team in boards and assists. Otherwise, Frank Martin makes Anthony Grant's starting lineup look stable. LaShay Page is gone for the year for an 'academic glitch', Bruce Ellington (even though only a Jr seems like he's been there since Eddie Fogler) has struggled since joining the team, and overall the 'Cocks are dropping 59.3PPG in conference play.
An aside- Ellington's claim to fame is catching the winning TD against Michigan in the Outback Bowl in the final seconds of the game.
Michael Carrera and Brenton Williams are the only ones averaging double digits in scoring with Williams being their best 3pt shooter.
If you want the SC Lite blog perspective go here. They cover multiple sports.
- 67.2 PPG
- 31.5% 3pt FG
- 42% FG
- 15.7 turnovers/game
For us, we need to get Lacey out of his shooting funk, tell Grant that it's not illegal to shoot the ball with more than 10 seconds on the shot clock, Releford to drive, and Jacobs/Gueye providing offense/defense (as many have said if we combined them they'd be a good player).
South Carolina is ungood, but we aren't exactly Indiana or Duke either so expect another ugly game that sets basketball back 40 years that we win somewhere along the lines of 54-47.
Game time is 4PM EST (3PM CST) on the SEC Network and watchespn.com. I've been watching a lot of games on the innernets lately... for those that do the same I suggest buying a HDMI cable (if your PC/laptop has that connection) and running it to the TV. It's worlds better than watching on a laptop.
Also- As you can see I have updated the site a little bit both on the mobile and full version. I've had some minor issues with the comment board that is now resolved. For those that are concerned about using their real name in comments (using Facebook, Goggle +, Twitter), Disqus is free to register and you can edit your poster name to whatever you want it to be... and you can upload an avatar. When you log in go to edit settings and you can make changes there. You can use this for other websites as well.