SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at South Carolina

South Carolina-Tennessee basketball game preview

The Tennessee Volunteers clash with the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in Columbia in an 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

Team Statistical Comparison

Stat
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
Tennessee
73.8
53.2
20.5
84.6
41.9
71.4
32.4
16.5
7.8
23.2
24.2
33.2
21.2
16.4
8.5
14.9
26.6
41.5
1.2
18.2
0.485
South Carolina
64.8
69.1
-4.2
53.8
40.4
60.2
32.5
9.1
7.8
15.1
23.9
45.8
34.9
15.2
3.9
13.3
23.7
37.0
0.9
10.8
0.469

Players and Stats

Tennessee

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Olivier Nkamhoua 13 SR F 6-8 223 11.5 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Santiago Vescovi 25 SR G 6-3 188 12.7 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 3.5 Ast
Zakai Zeigler 5 SO G 5-9 160 10.7 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 3.3 Ast
Tyreke Key 4 SR G 6-3 205 10.1 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Julian Phillips 2 FR F 6-8 198 10.1 Pts, 5.6 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Jahmai Mashack 15 SO G 6-4 192 5.4 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Jonas Aidoo 0 SO F 6-11 230 4.9 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Uros Plavsic 33 SR C 7-0 262 4.7 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Josiah-Jordan James 30 SR G 6-6 207 8.8 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Tobe Awaka 11 FR F 6-8 250 2.6 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 0.5 Ast
B.J. Edwards 1 FR G 6-3 188 1.6 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Colin Coyne 35 JR F 6-9 239 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kent Gilbert 21 JR G 6-1 164 0.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alec Kegler 24 SO G 6-4 212 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kidd Brizek 32 FR G 6-6
D.J. Jefferson 44 FR G 6-5
Evan Shiflet 3 FR G 6-2
Isaiah Sulack 31 SR G 6-5

South Carolina

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Gregory “GG” Jackson II 23 FR F 6-9 215 17.2 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Hayden Brown 10 SR F 6-5 225 11.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Chico Carter 2 SR G 6-2 190 11.3 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Meechie Johnson 5 SO G 6-2 172 11.0 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 3.7 Ast
Jacobi Wright 1 SO G 6-2 180 6.3 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 31 JR F 6-8 3.8 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Josh Gray 33 JR C 6-11 255 2.4 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Daniel Hankins-Sanford 30 FR F 6-8 233 2.7 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Zachary Davis 12 FR G 6-8 190 1.7 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Ford Cooper 44 SR G 6-3 183 0.7 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Ja’Von Benson 21 JR F 6-7 251 1.5 Pts, 1.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Eli Sparkman 14 FR G 6-0 153 0.5 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Tre-Vaughn Minott 4 JR C 6-9 280 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Ebrima Dibba 0 SR G 6-6

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Tennessee South Carolina
ESPN BPI 2 226
Sagarin 2 179
Massey Composite 6 218

Tennessee vs. South Carolina Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 50-27

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jonas Aidoo F 6′-11″ 241 SO Durham, NC
1 B.J. Edwards G 6′-3″ 188 FR Knoxville, TN
2 Julian Phillips F 6′-8″ 198 FR Blythewood, SC
3 Evan Shiflet G 6′-2″ 197 FR Nashville, TN
4 Tyreke Key G 6′-2″ 211 SR Celina, TN
5 Zakai Zeigler G 5′-9″ 171 SO Long Island, NY
11 Tobe Awaka F 6′-8″ 250 FR Hyde Park, NY
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-9″ 236 SR
15 Jahmai Mashack G 6′-4″ 201 SO Fontana, CA
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 178 JR Greenville, NC
24 Alec Kegler F 6′-4″ 212 SO Clarksville, TN
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 192 SR
30 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 224 SR Charleston, SC
31 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 192 JR Knoxville, TN
32 Kidd Brizek G 6′-6″ 194 FR Powdersville, SC
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-1″ 265 SR
35 Colin Coyne F 6′-9″ 239 JR Fredericksburg, VA
44 D.J. Jefferson G 6′-5″ 207 FR Richardson, TX

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

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Tennessee Tech 43 Tennessee 75
11/13/2022 Colorado 78 Tennessee 66
11/16/2022 FGCU 50 Tennessee 81
11/23/2022 Butler 45 Tennessee 71
11/24/2022 Tennessee 73 USC 66
11/25/2022 Tennessee 64 Kansas 50
11/30/2022 McNeese 40 Tennessee 76
12/4/2022 Alcorn St 40 Tennessee 94
12/7/2022 E Kentucky 49 Tennessee 84
12/11/2022 Maryland 53 Tennessee 56
12/17/2022 Tennessee 70 Arizona 75
12/21/2022 Austin Peay 44 Tennessee 86
12/28/2022 Tennessee 63 Ole Miss 59
1/3/2023 Mississippi State 53 Tennessee 87
1/7/2023 Tennessee South Carolina
1/10/2023 Vanderbilt Tennessee
1/14/2023 Kentucky Tennessee
1/17/2023 Tennessee Mississippi State
1/21/2023 Tennessee LSU
1/25/2023 Georgia Tennessee
1/28/2023 Texas Tennessee
2/1/2023 Tennessee Florida
2/4/2023 Auburn Tennessee
2/8/2023 Tennessee Vanderbilt
2/11/2023 Missouri Tennessee
2/15/2023 Alabama Tennessee
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/21/2023 Tennessee Texas A&M
2/25/2023 South Carolina Tennessee
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Tennessee Auburn
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 South Carolina
1/10/2023 South Carolina Kentucky
1/14/2023 Texas A&M South Carolina
1/17/2023 Ole Miss South Carolina
1/21/2023 Auburn South Carolina
1/25/2023 South Carolina Florida
1/28/2023 South Carolina Georgia
1/31/2023 Mississippi State South Carolina
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

Tennessee

[G] D.J. Jefferson (Redshirt) – Out

South Carolina

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee-South Carolina Prediction

Tennessee 79, South Carolina 59

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

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

SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at South Carolina

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