SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at South Carolina

Kentucky and South Carolina basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats visit the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday in Columbia 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.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Kentucky scores an average of 81.9 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 64.4 points per contest. South Carolina scores an average of 71.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.8 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 0.493 0.353 0.731 13.09 11.86 7.00 4.68 16.95 11.86
South Carolina 0.429 0.324 0.639 13.38 3.05 8.05 5.19 13.52 15.14
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Kentucky 0.409 0.307 41.09 29.23 0.38 17.50 6.55 81.9 64.4
South Carolina 0.401 0.311 38.86 35.81 0.36 3.67 6.95 71.5 67.8

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3PT%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3PT%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor. M– Average game scoring margin.
3ptMPG– Three point shots made per game.
TM PPG– Team’s average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
5. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 22 141 0 72 354 16.1
15. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 21 110 23 25 268 12.8
20. Grady, Kellan UK 22 92 65 16 265 12.1

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 22 141 231 0.610
4. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 21 110 226 0.487

3-Point FG Made Per Game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
3. Grady, Kellan UK 22 65 2.95
7. Reese V, James USC 19 39 2.05
12. Stevenson, Erik USC 21 38 1.81

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 22 112 222 334 15.18
20. Leveque, Wildens USC 19 44 55 99 5.21

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Kentucky vs. South Carolina Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 52-13

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 200 JR
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 190 JR
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 JR
3 TyTy Washington Jr. G 6′-3″ 197 FR
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 202 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 195 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 205 SO
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 210 JR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 JR
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 JR
23 Bryce Hopkins F 6′-6″ 220 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 170 SO
31 Kellan Grady G 6′-5″ 205 SR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 255 JR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 225 SO

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 James Reese V G 6′-4″ 170 SR
1 Jacobi Wright G 6′-2″ 180 FR
2 Chico Carter Jr. G 6′-3″ 189 JR
4 Tre-Vaughn Minott C 6′-9″ 270 SO
5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 211 JR
10 Erik Stevenson G 6′-4″ 209 SR
12 AJ Wilson F 6′-7″ 234 SR
13 Mike Green G 6′-2″ 190 JR
14 Brandon Martin F 6′-5″ 232 SR
15 Wildens Leveque F 6′-10″ 255 JR
21 Ja’Von Benson F 6′-7″ 250 SO
23 Devin Carter G 6′-3″ 188 FR
24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-6″ 187 SR
33 Josh Gray F 7′-0″ 255 SO
44 Ford Cooper Jr. G 6′-3″ 202 JR
55 Ta’Quan Woodley F 6′-8″ 280 FR

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Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Kentucky 71 Duke 79
11/12/2021 Robert Morris 60 Kentucky 100
11/16/2021 Mount St Mary 55 Kentucky 80
11/19/2021 Ohio 59 Kentucky 77
11/22/2021 Albany 61 Kentucky 86
11/26/2021 North Florida 52 Kentucky 86
11/29/2021 C Michigan 57 Kentucky 85
12/7/2021 Southern 64 Kentucky 76
12/11/2021 Kentucky 62 Notre Dame 66
12/18/2021 Ohio State 69 Kentucky 98
12/22/2021 Western KY 60 Kentucky 95
12/29/2021 Missouri 56 Kentucky 83
12/31/2021 High Point 48 Kentucky 92
1/4/2022 Kentucky 60 LSU 65
1/8/2022 Georgia 77 Kentucky 92
1/11/2022 Kentucky 78 Vanderbilt 66
1/15/2022 Tennessee 79 Kentucky 107
1/19/2022 Kentucky 64 Texas A&M 58
1/22/2022 Kentucky 71 Auburn 80
1/25/2022 Mississippi State 74 Kentucky 82
1/29/2022 Kentucky 80 Kansas 62
2/2/2022 Vanderbilt 70 Kentucky 77
2/5/2022 Kentucky 66 Alabama 55
2/8/2022 Kentucky South Carolina
2/12/2022 Florida Kentucky
2/15/2022 Kentucky Tennessee
2/19/2022 Alabama Kentucky
2/23/2022 LSU Kentucky
2/26/2022 Kentucky Arkansas
3/1/2022 Ole Miss Kentucky
3/5/2022 Kentucky Florida

South Carolina Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 SC Upstate 60 South Carolina 78
11/12/2021 Princeton 62 South Carolina 66
11/14/2021 Western KY 64 South Carolina 75
11/18/2021 UAB 63 South Carolina 66
11/23/2021 Wofford 74 South Carolina 85
11/28/2021 Rider 58 South Carolina 65
12/1/2021 South Carolina 56 Coast Carolina 80
12/5/2021 Georgetown 67 South Carolina 80
12/12/2021 Florida State 65 South Carolina 66
12/14/2021 Allen Univ 51 South Carolina 110
12/18/2021 South Carolina 56 Clemson 70
12/22/2021 Army 75 South Carolina 105
12/29/2021 South Carolina State PPD South Carolina PPD
1/4/2022 Auburn 81 South Carolina 66
1/8/2022 South Carolina 72 Vanderbilt 70
1/11/2022 South Carolina 46 Tennessee 66
1/15/2022 Florida 71 South Carolina 63
1/18/2022 South Carolina 59 Arkansas 75
1/22/2022 Georgia 66 South Carolina 83
1/26/2022 Vanderbilt 61 South Carolina 70
1/29/2022 South Carolina 74 Texas A&M 63
2/1/2022 South Carolina 64 Mississippi State 78
2/5/2022 Tennessee 81 South Carolina 57
2/8/2022 Kentucky South Carolina
2/12/2022 South Carolina Georgia
2/15/2022 South Carolina Ole Miss
2/19/2022 LSU South Carolina
2/23/2022 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/26/2022 South Carolina Alabama
3/1/2022 Missouri South Carolina
3/5/2022 South Carolina Auburn

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] 11/13/2021 – CJ Fredrick is out indefinitely (Hamstring)

South Carolina

[F] 02/05/2022 – Ta’Quan Woodley is “?” (Personal)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-South Carolina Prediction

Kentucky 78, South Carolina 65


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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