Our Crimson Tide travel to Columbia to play Frank Martin's South Carolina Gamecocks in a matchup of 2 sub .500 teams. In SC Lite's last game they beat Vanderbilt 65-59 at home. Note they played Thursday so it's an obviously quick turnaround for them... but at least they were at home.
SC Lite preview.
The Gamecocks are 2-9 in conference, but all of their home losses have been close ones (losses by 1, 3, and 5 points). They did lose to Auburn at home so that gives me hope.
Brenton Williams leads the team at 13.8 PPG and is shooting 42.3% from beyond the arc. Sindari Thornwell is just behind at 13.5. Other than those 2, nothing else they have has been consistent thus why they are 9-15 overall. Like Grant, Martin has tinkered a lot with the starting lineup without much success. Let's hope that continues.
Overall, this team sucks. My only concern is them on the offensive boards as they pulled down 26 against Vandy in their last game. Keep them in check there and I think we win this one.
Some numbers to look at:
- +3.1 rebound margin
- turnover margin at -.5
- .693 FT (mostly lifted up by Williams .963)
- .429 FG
Game is on SEC TV at 4PM EST (3PM CST)