SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at LSU

LSU-South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks entertain the LSU Tigers on Saturday in Baton Rouge in a key 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

LSU

Arena Name: Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Capacity: 13,215

Year Opened: 1972

Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Game Date/Time

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 1:00 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
South Carolina
64.1
72.8
-8.7
34.6
39.8
64.5
32.3
10
7.8
15.5
24
46.7
34.4
16.3
-0.8
12.19
22.35
34.54
0.82
10.69
0.465
LSU
66.2
68.8
-2.6
46.2
41.2
71
32.9
12.8
7.3
18
22.1
44.2
33.1
16.7
0.3
10.54
23.85
34.38
0.95
12.23
0.477

Players and Stats

South Carolina

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Gregory “GG” Jackson II 23 FR F 6-9 215 15.2 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Meechie Johnson 5 SO G 6-2 172 12.5 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Hayden Brown 10 SR F 6-5 225 11.2 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Chico Carter 2 SR G 6-2 190 9.8 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Jacobi Wright 1 SO G 6-2 180 6.2 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Josh Gray 33 JR C 6-11 255 4.2 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 31 JR F 6-8 2.2 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Zachary Davis 12 FR G 6-8 190 2.3 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Daniel Hankins-Sanford 30 FR F 6-8 233 2.7 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.2 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

LSU

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
K.J. Williams 12 SR F 6-10 245 16.1 Pts, 7.3 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Adam Miller 44 SO G 6-3 180 11.7 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Derek Fountain 20 JR F 6-9 210 8.0 Pts, 5.4 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Cam Hayes 1 JR G 6-3 175 7.9 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Justice Hill 3 SR G 6-0 170 6.9 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 3.1 Ast
Trae Hannibal 0 SR G 6-2 217 6.8 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 2.5 Ast
Jalen Reed 13 FR F 6-10 230 3.1 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Justice Williams 11 SO G 6-3 170 3.4 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Kendal Coleman 4 JR C 6-8 229 2.3 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Tyrell Ward 15 FR F 6-6 185 3.0 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Mwani Wilkinson 5 JR F 6-5 215 2.6 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Shawn Phillips 34 FR F 7-0 245 0.8 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Adam Benhayoune 25 SO F 6-5 230 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Parker Edwards 30 SR G 6-2 185 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Brandon Egemo 10 JR G 6-0 175 0.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Austin Montgomery 21 FR F 6-4
Corneilous Williams 2 FR F 6-9

College Basketball Ratings

Rating South Carolina LSU
ESPN BPI 252 125
Sagarin 187 111
Massey Composite 219 123

South Carolina vs. LSU Basketball Series History

South Carolina leads 19-18

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

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 215 SR Elliott, SC
1 Cam Hayes G 6′-2″ 185 JR Greensboro, NC
2 Corneilous Williams F 6′-9″ 210 FR Meridian, MS
3 Justice Hill G 6′-0″ 175 SR Little Rock, AR
4 Kendal Coleman C 6′-8″ 230 JR Shreveport, LA
5 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 205 JR Las Vegas, NV
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-1″ 175 JR Los Angeles, CA
11 Justice Williams G 6′-4″ 175 SO Philadelphia, PA
12 KJ Williams F 6′-10″ 250 SR Cleveland, MS
13 Jalen Reed F 6′-10″ 230 FR Jackson, MS
15 Tyrell Ward F 6′-6″ 185 FR Washington, DC
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-10″ 225 JR Holly Springs, MS
21 Austin Montgomery F 6′-4″ 180 FR New Orleans, LA
25 Adam Benhayoune F 6′-5″ 225 SO Helotes, TX
30 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 220 SR Covington, LA
34 Shawn Phillips F 7′-0″ 245 FR Dayton, OH
44 Adam Miller G 6′-3″ 190 SO Peoria, IL

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 65 South Carolina 63
2/7/2023 South Carolina 74 Missouri 83
2/11/2023 South Carolina 64 Ole Miss 61
2/14/2023 Vanderbilt 75 South Carolina 64
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

LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/9/2022 Kansas City 63 LSU 74
11/12/2022 Arkansas St 52 LSU 61
11/17/2022 New Orleans 62 LSU 91
11/21/2022 Illinois St 61 LSU 77
11/22/2022 LSU 73 Akron 58
11/23/2022 LSU 59 Kansas St 61
11/27/2022 Wofford 75 LSU 78
12/2/2022 UT Arlington 59 LSU 63
12/10/2022 LSU 72 Wake Forest 70
12/13/2022 NC Central 57 LSU 67
12/17/2022 Winthrop 81 LSU 89
12/21/2022 ETSU 68 LSU 72
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 LSU 56 Texas A&M 69
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 LSU 66 Alabama 106
1/18/2023 Auburn 67 LSU 49
1/21/2023 Tennessee 77 LSU 56
1/24/2023 LSU 40 Arkansas 60
1/28/2023 Texas Tech 76 LSU 68
2/1/2023 LSU 77 Missouri 87
2/4/2023 Alabama 79 LSU 69
2/8/2023 LSU 53 Mississippi State 65
2/11/2023 Texas A&M 74 LSU 62
2/14/2023 LSU 63 Georgia 65
2/18/2023 South Carolina LSU
2/22/2023 Vanderbilt LSU
2/25/2023 LSU Ole Miss
3/1/2023 Missouri LSU
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
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

South Carolina

[G] Ford Cooper Jr (Thigh) – Questionable

LSU

LOYOLA-IL
[G] Jayden Dawson (Hand) – Out
[F] Saint Thomas (Personal) – Out

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-LSU Prediction

LSU 69, South Carolina 67

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 1:00 PM ET. TV: SEC Network.

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