SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Georgia at South Carolina

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Georgia plays at South Carolina on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Georgia 0.448 0.331 0.716 341 1144 410 174 145 473
Georgia OPP 0.428 0.333 0.692 365 1041 374 223 99 329
South Carolina 0.425 0.366 0.680 358 1086 393 186 136 406
South Carolina OPP 0.426 0.343 0.742 337 1102 373 199 113 444

Statistical Leaders

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Nicolas Claxton 13.0 132 110 17
Rayshaun Hammonds 12.1 119 75 26
Tyree Crump 9.5 89 46 62
Derek Ogbeide 9.5 116 54 0
Jordan Harris 7.1 65 45 18
Teshaun Hightower 6.6 63 42 23
William Jackson II 5.8 56 25 38
E’Torrion Wilridge 3.1 25 32 3
Tye Fagan 2.6 30 10 4
Amanze Ngumezi 2.0 21 11 5

Georgia Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Nicolas Claxton 69 189 258 8.6
Rayshaun Hammonds 47 124 171 6.1
Derek Ogbeide 47 118 165 5.5
Jordan Harris 27 69 96 3.6
E’Torrion Wilridge 20 36 56 2.1
Teshaun Hightower 9 45 54 1.9
Tyree Crump 6 48 54 1.8
William Jackson II 14 37 51 1.7
Tye Fagan 16 28 44 1.5
Amanze Ngumezi 12 12 24 0.8

South Carolina Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Chris Silva 14.5 135 147 18
A.J. Lawson 13.9 130 80 48
Hassani Gravett 11.6 116 54 62
Keyshawn Bryant 8.9 112 37 6
Maik Kotsar 7.1 83 29 3
Tre Campbell 6.8 68 24 45
Felipe Haase 6.4 57 46 31

South Carolina Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Chris Silva 77 146 223 7.4
Maik Kotsar 49 83 132 4.7
A.J. Lawson 27 97 124 4.4
Keyshawn Bryant 34 79 113 3.8
Hassani Gravett 19 93 112 3.7
Felipe Haase 39 70 109 3.6
Tre Campbell 9 42 51 1.7

NCAA RPI

Georgia: 108
South Carolina: 81

Georgia Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 William Jackson II G 6′-4″ 185 SR Athens, GA
#1 Teshaun Hightower G 6′-4″ 190 SO Lithonia, GA
#2 Jordan Harris G 6′-4″ 190 JR Iron City, GA
#4 Tyree Crump G 6′-1″ 185 JR Bainbridge, GA
#5 JoJo Toppin F 6′-6″ 190 FR Norcross, GA
#10 Jack Herring F 6′-8″ 210 FR Memphis, TN
#11 Christian Harrison G 6′-4″ 200 SR Atlanta, GA
#13 E’Torrion Wilridge F 6′-6″ 220 SR Beaumont, TX
#14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 185 FR Thomaston, GA
#20 Rayshaun Hammonds F 6′-8″ 235 SO Norcross, GA
#24 Connor O’Neill F 6′-6″ 220 SR Roswell, GA
#25 Amanze Ngumezi F 6′-9″ 245 FR Savannah, GA
#32 Mike Edwards F 6′-9″ 235 SR Westland, MI
#33 Nicolas Claxton F 6′-11″ 220 SO Greenville, SC
#34 Derek Ogbeide F 6′-9″ 250 SR Atlanta, GA
#43 Ignas Sargiunas G 6′-5″ 205 FR Kaunas, Lithuania

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#00 A.J. Lawson G 6′-6″ 172 FR Toronto, ON
#1 T.J. Moss G 6′-2″ 193 FR Memphis, TN
#2 Hassani Gravett G 6′-2″ 188 SR Villa Rica, GA
#4 Tre Campbell G 6′-0″ 183 SR Washington, DC
#5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 202 FR East Chicago, IN
#10 Justin Minaya F 6′-5″ 215 SO Harrington Park, NJ
#13 Felipe Haase F 6′-9″ 253 SO Osorno, Chile
#14 Nathan Nelson F 6′-5″ 174 FR Murfreesboro, TN
#20 Alanzo Frink F 6′-6″ 265 FR Jersey City, NJ
#21 Maik Kotsar F 6′-11″ 264 JR Tallinn, Estonia
#23 Evan Hinson G 6′-4″ 230 JR Deltona, FL
#24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-6″ 190 FR Winter Haven, FL
#30 Chris Silva F 6′-9″ 234 SR Libreville, Gabon
#31 Raymond Borup G
#33 Jason Cudd F 7′-1″ 263 SO Myrtle Beach, SC
#52 Jair Bolden G 6′-3″ 210 JR Brooklyn, NY

Georgia Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
9-Nov vs Savannah State W 110-76
13-Nov at Temple L 81-77
16-Nov vs Sam Houston W 75-64
Nov 19* vs Illinois State W 80-68
Nov 20* vs. Georgia L 64-49
Nov 21* vs. Georgia State L 91-67
27-Nov vs Kennesaw State W 84-51
3-Dec vs Texas Southern W 92-75
15-Dec vs Arizona State L 76-74
18-Dec vs Oakland W 81-69
22-Dec at Georgia Tech W 70-59
30-Dec vs UMass W 91-72
5-Jan at Tennessee L 96-50
9-Jan vs Vanderbilt W 82-63
12-Jan at Auburn L 93-78
15-Jan vs Kentucky L 69-49
19-Jan vs Florida L 62-52
23-Jan at LSU L 92-82
26-Jan vs Texas W 98-88
29-Jan at Arkansas L 70-60
2-Feb vs South Carolina L 86-80
6-Feb at Alabama L 89-74
9-Feb vs Ole Miss L 80-64
12-Feb at Texas A&M L 73-56
16-Feb vs LSU L 83-79
20-Feb vs Mississippi State L 68-67
23-Feb at Ole Miss L 72-71
27-Feb vs Auburn L 78-75
2-Mar at Florida W 61-55
6-Mar vs Missouri L 64-39
9-Mar at South Carolina

South Carolina Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs USC Upstate W 65-52
9-Nov vs Stony Brook L 83-81
13-Nov vs Norfolk State W 81-64
Nov 17* at Providence L 76-67
26-Nov vs Wofford L 81-61
30-Nov vs C. Carolina W 85-79
5-Dec at Wyoming L 73-64
8-Dec at Michigan L 89-78
19-Dec vs UVA L 69-52
22-Dec vs Clemson L 78-68
31-Dec vs N Greenville W 97-46
5-Jan at Florida W 71-69
8-Jan vs Mississippi State W 87-82
13-Jan vs Missouri W 85-75
16-Jan at Vanderbilt W 74-71
19-Jan at LSU L 89-67
22-Jan vs Auburn W 80-77
26-Jan at Oklahoma State L 74-70
29-Jan vs Tennessee L 92-70
2-Feb at Georgia L 86-80
5-Feb at Kentucky L 76-48
9-Feb vs Arkansas W 77-65
13-Feb at Tennessee L 85-73
16-Feb vs Texas A&M W 84-77
19-Feb vs Ole Miss W 79-64
23-Feb at Mississippi State L 75-61
26-Feb vs Alabama L 68-62
2-Mar at Missouri L 78-63
5-Mar at Texas A&M W 71-54
9-Mar vs Georgia

Georgia-South Carolina Prediction

Georgia won its first SEC road game of the season in March, beating Florida this past weekend. The Bulldogs were so confident after that breakthrough that they stumbled in their next game against Missouri. That’s the kind of season it has been for Georgia: When anything good happens, something much worse soon follows. If there is a time for Georgia to play the Gamecocks, it is right now. South Carolina started the SEC season brightly, then briefly got knocked off course, and then improved for a few more weeks. At the end of the SEC season, however, the air has gone out of the Gamecocks’ balloon. They did beat Texas A&M, but had lost three games in a row before that win in College Station. You don’t know which version of either team you’re going to get, but South Carolina has clearly been the better team in SEC play. South Carolina 66, Georgia 59. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at Noon CT (1:00 PM ET). TV: SEC NETWORK.

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