SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at South Carolina

South Carolina-Auburn basketball game preview

The Auburn Tigers host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in Columbia in a critical 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, January 21, 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
Auburn
72.7
63.2
9.5
81.2
43.8
68.5
29.2
15.2
6.0
22.2
20.6
39.3
27.0
19.0
4.8
13.19
25.69
38.88
1.09
13.94
0.489
South Carolina
64.7
70.9
-6.2
50.0
40.1
63.5
32.4
9.2
7.8
14.6
24.1
46.5
35.6
15.5
1.4
13.06
22.69
35.75
0.84
10.81
0.467

Players and Stats

Auburn

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Wendell Green 1 JR G 5-11 170 13.6 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 3.8 Ast
Johni Broome 4 SO F 6-10 235 12.3 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Jaylin Williams 2 SR F 6-8 230 10.8 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Allen Flanigan 22 SR G 6-6 215 8.7 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 1.5 Ast
K.D. Johnson 0 JR G 6-1 190 8.3 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Chris Moore 5 JR F 6-6 240 6.0 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Dylan Cardwell 44 JR C 6-11 250 4.3 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Zep Jasper 12 SR G 6-1 175 3.5 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Yohan Traore 21 FR F 6-10 225 2.5 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Tre Donaldson 3 FR G 6-2 190 2.1 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Chance Westry 10 FR G 6-6 190 2.5 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Lior Berman 24 SR G 6-4 215 2.2 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Babatunde Akingbola 23 SR C 6-10 245 0.3 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jalen Harper 55 SR G 6-2 170 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Chandler Leopard 25 SR G 6-3 195 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Carter Sobera 20 JR G 6-5 187 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Haston Alexander 42 FR C 6-10
Presley Patterson 14 FR G 5-11

South Carolina

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Gregory “GG” Jackson II 23 FR F 6-9 215 15.1 Pts, 6.6 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Meechie Johnson 5 SO G 6-2 172 12.5 Pts, 4.1 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Hayden Brown 10 SR F 6-5 225 11.1 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Chico Carter 2 SR G 6-2 190 11.1 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Jacobi Wright 1 SO G 6-2 180 5.7 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 31 JR F 6-8 3.0 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Josh Gray 33 JR C 6-11 255 2.7 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Zachary Davis 12 FR G 6-8 190 2.7 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Daniel Hankins-Sanford 30 FR F 6-8 233 2.6 Pts, 2.7 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 0.8 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Eli Sparkman 14 FR G 6-0 153 0.4 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Tre-Vaughn Minott 4 JR C 6-9 280 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Ebrima Dibba 0 SR G 6-6

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Auburn South Carolina
ESPN BPI 16 262
Sagarin 20 210
Massey Composite 17 222

Auburn vs. South Carolina Basketball Series History

Auburn leads 29-19

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 K.D. Johnson G 6′-0″ 185 JR Atlanta, GA
1 Wendell Green Jr. G 5′-11″ 175 JR Detroit, MI
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-8″ 230 SR Nahunta, GA
3 Tre Donaldson G 6′-2″ 190 FR Tallahassee, FL
4 Johni Broome F 6′-10″ 235 SO Plant City, FL
5 Chris Moore F 6′-6″ 230 JR West Memphis, AR
10 Chance Westry G 6′-6″ 190 FR Harrisburg, PA
12 Zep Jasper G 6′-1″ 190 SR Augusta, GA
14 Presley Patterson G 5′-11″ 175 FR Knoxville, TN
20 Carter Sobera G 6′-5″ 200 JR Birmingham, AL
21 Yohan Traore F 6′-10″ 225 FR
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-6″ 220 SR Little Rock, AR
23 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 245 SR
24 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 215 SR Birmingham, AL
25 Chandler Leopard G 6′-3″ 195 SR Athens, AL
42 Haston Alexander C 6′-10″ 230 FR Tuscumbia, AL
44 Dylan Cardwell C 6′-11″ 256 JR Augusta, GA
55 Jalen Harper G 6′-0″ 175 SR Mableton, GA

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

Auburn Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 George Mason 52 Auburn 70
11/11/2022 South Florida 59 Auburn 67
11/15/2022 Winthrop 65 Auburn 89
11/18/2022 Texas Southern 56 Auburn 72
11/22/2022 Bradley 64 Auburn 85
11/23/2022 Auburn 43 Northwestern 42
11/27/2022 Saint Louis 60 Auburn 65
12/2/2022 Colgate 66 Auburn 93
12/10/2022 Auburn 73 Memphis 82
12/14/2022 Georgia St 64 Auburn 72
12/18/2022 Auburn 71 USC 74
12/21/2022 Auburn 84 Washington 61
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Auburn 64 Georgia 76
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/10/2023 Auburn 82 Ole Miss 73
1/14/2023 Mississippi State 63 Auburn 69
1/18/2023 Auburn 67 LSU 49
1/21/2023 Auburn South Carolina
1/25/2023 Texas A&M Auburn
1/28/2023 Auburn West Virginia
2/1/2023 Georgia Auburn
2/4/2023 Auburn Tennessee
2/7/2023 Auburn Texas A&M
2/11/2023 Alabama Auburn
2/14/2023 Missouri Auburn
2/18/2023 Auburn Vanderbilt
2/22/2023 Ole Miss Auburn
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Auburn Alabama
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 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 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

Auburn

[F] Chris Moore (Shoulder) – Questionable

South Carolina

None reported

Source: statfox.com

Auburn-South Carolina Prediction

Auburn 84, South Carolina 70

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

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

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