SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Florida

South Carolina-Florida basketball preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks clash with the Florida Gators on Wednesday in Gainesville in a significant 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

Florida

Arena Name: Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Capacity: 10,133

Year Opened: 1980

Stephen C. O'connell Center

Game Date/Time

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7:00 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
64.7
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
Florida
74.2
66.5
7.8
56.2
45.1
75.4
33
15.8
6.6
20.9
20.1
40.2
33.2
17.3
0.3
8.38
27.62
36.0
1.01
13.25
0.508

Players and Stats

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

Florida

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Colin Castleton 12 SR F 6-11 231 14.9 Pts, 8.1 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Will Richard 5 SO G 6-5 195 10.1 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Trey Bonham 2 JR G 6-0 170 8.5 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Kowacie Reeves 14 SO G 6-6 182 9.1 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Kyle Lofton 11 SR G 6-3 190 8.8 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 3.0 Ast
Alex Fudge 3 SO F 6-8 185 7.5 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Riley Kugel 24 FR G 6-5 207 6.2 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Myreon Jones 0 SR G 6-3 180 4.8 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Jason Jitoboh 33 SR C 6-11 285 2.6 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
CJ Felder 1 SR F 6-7 230 2.5 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Denzel Aberdeen 10 FR G 6-5 189 1.7 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Niels Lane 4 JR G 6-5 206 1.8 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Aleksander Szymczyk 13 FR F 6-10 240 0.8 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alex Klatsky 21 JR G 6-4 185 0.8 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jack May 20 SO G 6-4 175 0.5 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating South Carolina Florida
ESPN BPI 265 36
Sagarin 204 37
Massey Composite 229 48

South Carolina vs. Florida Basketball Series History

Florida leads 47-28

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

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Myreon Jones G 6′-3″ 177 SR Birmingham, AL
1 CJ Felder F 6′-7″ 240 SR Sumter, SC
2 Trey Bonham G 6′-0″ 170 JR Mobile, AL
3 Alex Fudge F 6′-9″ 194 SO Jacksonville, FL
4 Niels Lane G 6′-5″ 215 JR Freehold, NJ
5 Will Richard G 6′-4″ 206 SO Fairburn, GA
10 Denzel Aberdeen G 6′-5″ 189 FR Orlando, FL
11 Kyle Lofton G 6′-3″ 186 SR Hillside, NJ
12 Colin Castleton F 6′-11″ 240 SR Deland, FL
13 Aleks Szymczyk F 6′-10″ 233 FR
14 Kowacie Reeves G 6′-6″ 190 SO Macon, GA
20 Jack May G 6′-4″ 195 SO Boca Raton, FL
21 Alex Klatsky G 6′-4″ 206 JR Colts Neck, NJ
24 Riley Kugel G 6′-5″ 207 FR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 SR

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 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

Florida Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Stony Brook 45 Florida 81
11/11/2022 Kennesaw St 78 Florida 88
11/14/2022 FAU 76 Florida 74
11/18/2022 Florida 76 Florida State 67
11/24/2022 Florida 83 Xavier 90
11/25/2022 Oregon St 68 Florida 81
11/30/2022 FAMU 62 Florida 102
12/4/2022 Stetson 51 Florida 89
12/7/2022 UConn 75 Florida 54
12/14/2022 Ohio 48 Florida 82
12/20/2022 Florida 53 Oklahoma 62
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Texas A&M 66 Florida 63
1/7/2023 Georgia 75 Florida 82
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 Missouri 64 Florida 73
1/18/2023 Florida 52 Texas A&M 54
1/21/2023 Florida 61 Mississippi State 59
1/25/2023 South Carolina Florida
1/28/2023 Florida Kansas St
2/1/2023 Tennessee Florida
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/8/2023 Florida Alabama
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt Florida
2/15/2023 Ole Miss Florida
2/18/2023 Florida Arkansas
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Florida Vanderbilt
2/28/2023 Florida Georgia
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

None reported

Florida

None reported

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-Florida Prediction

Florida 84, South Carolina 74

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

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

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