SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Kentucky

Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks face off with the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday in Lexington 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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Venue

Kentucky

Arena Name: Rupp Arena

Capacity: 23,000

Year Opened: 1976

Rupp Arena

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
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
Kentucky
79.0
66.2
12.8
69.2
47.0
65.9
39.0
12.6
8.1
19.2
20.7
41.0
32.9
15.6
8.4
14.0
26.1
40.1
1.4
13.3
0.535

Players and Stats

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

Kentucky

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Brennan Canada 14 SR F 6-6 198 1.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Daimion Collins 4 SO F 6-9 202 1.7 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Grant Darbyshire 13 FR G 6-2
CJ Fredrick 1 SR G 6-3 195 7.3 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Walker Horn 21 FR G 6-1 200 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Chris Livingston 24 FR F 6-6 220 5.8 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Ugonna Onyenso 33 FR F 6-11 225 3.5 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Antonio Reeves 12 SR G 6-4 185 11.8 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Adou Thiero 3 FR G 6-6 200 3.3 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Jacob Toppin 0 SR F 6-9 194 10.8 Pts, 6.4 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Oscar Tshiebwe 34 SR F 6-9 260 16.5 Pts, 13.6 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Cason Wallace 22 FR G 6-4 193 12.8 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 3.9 Ast
Lance Ware 55 JR F 6-9 223 3.6 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Kareem Watkins 25 JR G 5-8 145 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Sahvir Wheeler 2 SR G 5-10 180 8.9 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 6.7 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating South Carolina Kentucky
ESPN BPI 248 18
Sagarin 194 36
Massey Composite 218 41

South Carolina vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 53-13

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

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 205 SR Brooklyn, NY
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 185 SR Cincinnati, OH
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 SR Houston, TX
3 Adou Thiero G 6′-6″ 200 FR Leetsdale, PA
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 210 SO Atlanta, TX
12 Antonio Reeves G 6′-5″ 205 SR Chicago, IL
13 Grant Darbyshire G 6′-2″ 190 FR Cincinnati, OH
14 Brennan Canada G 6′-6″ 205 SR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Walker Horn G 6′-4″ 200 FR Austin, TX
22 Cason Wallace G 6′-4″ 193 FR Dallas, TX
24 Chris Livingston F 6′-6″ 220 FR Akron, OH
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 175 JR Camden, NJ
33 Ugonna Onyenso F 6′-11″ 225 FR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 260 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 235 JR Camden, NJ

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 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

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Howard 63 Kentucky 95
11/11/2022 Duquesne 52 Kentucky 77
11/15/2022 Kentucky 77 Michigan State 86
11/17/2022 SC State 63 Kentucky 106
11/20/2022 Kentucky 72 Gonzaga 88
11/23/2022 North Florida 56 Kentucky 96
11/29/2022 Bellarmine 41 Kentucky 60
12/4/2022 Michigan 69 Kentucky 73
12/10/2022 Yale 59 Kentucky 69
12/17/2022 UCLA 63 Kentucky 53
12/21/2022 FAMU 68 Kentucky 88
12/28/2022 Kentucky 75 Missouri 89
12/31/2022 Louisville 63 Kentucky 86
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 Kentucky 52 Alabama 78
1/10/2023 South Carolina Kentucky
1/14/2023 Kentucky Tennessee
1/17/2023 Georgia Kentucky
1/21/2023 Texas A&M Kentucky
1/24/2023 Kentucky Vanderbilt
1/28/2023 Kansas Kentucky
1/31/2023 Kentucky Ole Miss
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Kentucky Georgia
2/15/2023 Kentucky Mississippi State
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
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

Injuries and Suspensions

South Carolina

None reported.

Kentucky

[G] CJ Fredrick (Hand) – Questionable
[G] Grant Darbyshire (Lower Body) – Out

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 82, South Carolina 68

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Tuesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET ET. TV: ESPN2.

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