SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at South Carolina

South Carolina-Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks face off with the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in Columbia in a all-important SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

South Carolina

Arena Name: Colonial Life Arena

Capacity: 18,000

Year Opened: 2002

Colonial Life Center

Game Date/Time

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 3:30 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Arkansas
74.8
65.3
9.5
68.2
47.4
69.7
30.8
15.4
5.0
22.0
16.2
40.9
31.2
19.0
4.2
10.4
26.0
36.4
1.0
15.2
0.517
South Carolina
63.7
73.1
-9.4
36.4
39.4
63.9
32.1
9.6
7.7
15.0
24.0
47.3
34.9
16.4
-0.4
12.4
22.5
34.9
0.8
10.8
0.459

Players and Stats

Arkansas

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Ricky Council 1 JR G 6-6 205 17.3 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 2.4 Ast
Anthony Black 0 FR G 6-7 198 12.5 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 4.0 Ast
Davonte Davis 4 JR G 6-3 180 10.9 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 2.9 Ast
Makhi Mitchell 15 SR F 6-9 230 7.5 Pts, 5.7 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Jordan Walsh 13 FR F 6-7 205 7.4 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Trevon Brazile 2 SO F 6-9 215 11.8 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Jalen Graham 11 SR F 6-9 220 5.0 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Nick Smith 3 FR G 6-5 185 12.8 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Makhel Mitchell 22 SR F 6-10 245 3.9 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Joseph Pinion 5 FR G 6-5 190 2.9 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Kamani Johnson 20 SR F 6-7 215 2.4 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Derrian Ford 23 FR G 6-3 205 0.9 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Cade Arbogast 21 JR G 6-3 170 0.5 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Barry Dunning 12 FR G 6-6 195 0.1 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Lawson Blake 45 SO F 6-10 225 0.0 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.0 As

South Carolina

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Gregory “GG” Jackson II 23 FR F 6-9 215 16.1 Pts, 6.6 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Meechie Johnson 5 SO G 6-2 172 11.9 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 3.3 Ast
Hayden Brown 10 SR F 6-5 225 10.6 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Chico Carter 2 SR G 6-2 190 10.5 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Jacobi Wright 1 SO G 6-2 180 5.6 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Josh Gray 33 JR C 6-11 255 3.4 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 31 JR F 6-8 2.6 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Zachary Davis 12 FR G 6-8 190 2.5 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Daniel Hankins-Sanford 30 FR F 6-8 233 2.6 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Ford Cooper 44 SR G 6-3 183 1.0 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Ja’Von Benson 21 JR F 6-7 251 0.6 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Eli Sparkman 14 FR G 6-0 153 0.3 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Tre-Vaughn Minott 4 JR C 6-9 280 0.2 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Ebrima Dibba 0 SR G 6-6

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Arkansas South Carolina
ESPN BPI 17 271
Sagarin 22 210
Massey Composite 27 234

Arkansas vs. South Carolina Basketball Series History

Arkansas leads 22-15

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Anthony Black G 6′-7″ 198 FR Duncanville, TX
1 Ricky Council IV G 6′-6″ 205 JR Durham, NC
2 Trevon Brazile F 6′-10″ 212 SO Springfield, MO
3 Nick Smith Jr. G 6′-5″ 185 FR Jacksonville, AR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 185 JR Jacksonville, AR
5 Joseph Pinion G 6′-5″ 190 FR Morrilton, AR
11 Jalen Graham F 6′-9″ 225 SR Phoenix, AZ
12 Barry Dunning Jr. G 6′-6″ 195 FR Mobile, AL
13 Jordan Walsh G 6′-7″ 205 FR Desoto, TX
15 Makhi Mitchell F 6′-9″ 230 SR Washington, DC
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 230 SR Brooklyn, NY
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 180 JR Concord, CA
22 Makhel Mitchell F 6′-10″ 240 SR Washington, DC
23 Derrian Ford G 6′-3″ 205 FR Magnolia, AR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 SO Fayetteville, AR

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Ebrima Dibba G 6′-6″ 214 SR
1 Jacobi Wright G 6′-2″ 188 SO Fort Mill, SC
2 Chico Carter Jr. G 6′-3″ 192 SR Columbia, SC
4 Tre-Vaughn Minott C 6′-9″ 258 JR Montreal, PQ
5 Meechie Johnson G 6′-2″ 180 JR Cleveland, OH
10 Hayden Brown F 6′-5″ 234 SR Greer, SC
12 Zachary Davis G 6′-8″ 190 FR Orangeburg, SC
14 Eli Sparkman G 6′-0″ 153 FR Cleveland, TN
21 Ja’Von Benson F 6′-7″ 253 JR Columbia, SC
23 Gregory Jackson II F 6′-9″ 215 FR Columbia, SC
30 Daniel Hankins-Sanford F 6′-8″ 233 FR Charlotte, NC
31 Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk F 6′-8″ 250 JR
33 Josh Gray F 7′-0″ 255 JR Brooklyn, NY
44 Ford Cooper Jr. G 6′-3″ 193 SR Charlotte, NC

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 N Dakota St 58 Arkansas 76
11/11/2022 Fordham 48 Arkansas 74
11/16/2022 S Dakota St 56 Arkansas 71
11/21/2022 Louisville 54 Arkansas 80
11/22/2022 Creighton 90 Arkansas 87
11/23/2022 Arkansas 78 San Diego St 74
11/28/2022 Troy 61 Arkansas 74
12/3/2022 San José St 59 Arkansas 99
12/6/2022 UNC Greensboro 58 Arkansas 65
12/10/2022 Oklahoma 78 Arkansas 88
12/17/2022 Bradley 57 Arkansas 76
12/21/2022 UNC Asheville 51 Arkansas 85
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/4/2023 Missouri 68 Arkansas 74
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/11/2023 Alabama 84 Arkansas 69
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/18/2023 Arkansas 76 Missouri 79
1/21/2023 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 69
1/24/2023 LSU 40 Arkansas 60
1/28/2023 Arkansas 64 Baylor 67
1/31/2023 Texas A&M 70 Arkansas 81
2/4/2023 Arkansas South Carolina
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Mississippi State Arkansas
2/15/2023 Arkansas Texas A&M
2/18/2023 Florida Arkansas
2/21/2023 Georgia Arkansas
2/25/2023 Arkansas Alabama
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

South Carolina Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/8/2022 SC State 77 South Carolina 80
11/11/2022 Clemson 58 South Carolina 60
11/17/2022 Colorado St 85 South Carolina 53
11/18/2022 South Carolina 60 Davidson 69
11/20/2022 Furman 79 South Carolina 60
11/25/2022 SC Upstate 53 South Carolina 68
11/30/2022 South Carolina 55 G Washington 79
12/3/2022 South Carolina 74 Georgetown 71
12/11/2022 Presbyterian 57 South Carolina 68
12/14/2022 South Carolina 70 UAB 84
12/17/2022 East Carolina 64 South Carolina 56
12/22/2022 Western KY 58 South Carolina 65
12/30/2022 E Michigan 64 South Carolina 74
1/3/2023 South Carolina 79 Vanderbilt 84
1/7/2023 Tennessee 85 South Carolina 42
1/10/2023 South Carolina 71 Kentucky 68
1/14/2023 Texas A&M 94 South Carolina 53
1/17/2023 Ole Miss 70 South Carolina 58
1/21/2023 Auburn 81 South Carolina 66
1/25/2023 South Carolina 60 Florida 81
1/28/2023 South Carolina 78 Georgia 81
1/31/2023 Mississippi State 66 South Carolina 51
2/4/2023 Arkansas South Carolina
2/7/2023 South Carolina Missouri
2/11/2023 South Carolina Ole Miss
2/14/2023 Vanderbilt South Carolina
2/18/2023 South Carolina LSU
2/22/2023 Alabama South Carolina
2/25/2023 South Carolina Tennessee
2/28/2023 South Carolina Mississippi State
3/4/2023 Georgia South Carolina
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Arkansas

[G] Nick Smith Jr. (Knee) – Out
[F] Trevon Brazile (Knee) – Out

South Carolina

[G] Chico Carter JR (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[F] Daniel Hankins-Sanford (Personal) – Questionable

Source: statfox.com

Arkansas-South Carolina Prediction

Arkansas 78, South Carolina 71

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 3:30 PM ET. TV: SEC Network.

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