SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Alabama

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South Carolina visits Alabama on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
South Carolina 0.438 0.312 0.618 332 1048 401 217 122 373
South Carolina OPP 0.390 0.294 0.727 277 980 321 170 101 442
Alabama 0.441 0.354 0.692 325 1116 410 179 129 420
Alabama OPP 0.420 0.303 0.742 346 1117 330 239 115 392

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Statistical Leaders

South Carolina Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
AJ Lawson South Carolina 28 13.5 125 75 54
Jermaine Couisnard South Carolina 27 12.2 109 79 33
Maik Kotsar South Carolina 28 11.1 129 54 0
Jair Bolden South Carolina 27 8.7 86 21 42
Justin Minaya South Carolina 21 7.8 56 33 19
Alanzo Frink South Carolina 27 4.9 50 33 0
Jalyn McCreary South Carolina 24 4.0 41 15 0
Trae Hannibal South Carolina 23 3.7 33 17 2
Wildens Leveque South Carolina 27 2.6 26 17 0
TJ Moss South Carolina 27 2.3 23 5 10

South Carolina Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Maik Kotsar South Carolina 58 127 185 6.6
Justin Minaya South Carolina 40 88 128 6.1
Alanzo Frink South Carolina 46 50 96 3.6
AJ Lawson South Carolina 14 88 102 3.6
Jermaine Couisnard South Carolina 20 55 75 2.8
Wildens Leveque South Carolina 34 39 73 2.7
Jalyn McCreary South Carolina 25 39 64 2.7
Jair Bolden South Carolina 6 63 69 2.6
Trae Hannibal South Carolina 11 39 50 2.2
TJ Moss South Carolina 2 24 26 1.0

Alabama Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 28 17.9 183 84 50
John Petty Jr. Alabama 28 15.0 139 57 85
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 28 14.9 131 79 76
Alex Reese Alabama 28 9.4 92 29 49
Herbert Jones Alabama 24 8.3 71 57 1
James Bolden Alabama 25 7.8 60 42 34
Javian Davis Alabama 28 5.8 55 50 1
Galin Smith Alabama 28 3.0 34 17 0
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 27 2.9 24 19 12

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
John Petty Jr. Alabama 38 147 185 6.6
Herbert Jones Alabama 47 106 153 6.4
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 24 118 142 5.1
Alex Reese Alabama 29 98 127 4.5
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 33 90 123 4.4
Javian Davis Alabama 38 65 103 3.7
Galin Smith Alabama 36 36 72 2.6
James Bolden Alabama 21 35 56 2.2
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 18 42 60 2.2

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NCAA NET

South Carolina: 64

Alabama: 39

South Carolina Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 A.J. Lawson G 6′-6″ 178 SO Toronto, ON
1 T.J. Moss G 6′-4″ 195 FR Memphis, TN
2 Trey Anderson F 6′-6″ 203 FR San Diego, CA
4 Jalyn McCreary F 6′-7″ 225 FR Marietta, GA
5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 211 FR East Chicago, IN
10 Justin Minaya F 6′-6″ 215 SO Harrington Park, NJ
12 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 217 FR Hartsville, SC
13 Micaiah Henry F 6′-9″ 235 SR Decatur, GA
14 Nathan Nelson F 6′-6″ 189 SO Murfreesboro, TN
15 Wildens Leveque F 6′-11″ 230 FR Brockton, MA
20 Alanzo Frink F 6′-7″ 260 SO Jersey City, NJ
21 Maik Kotsar F 6′-11″ 270 SR Tallinn, Estonia
23 Mike Green G 6′-1″ 188 FR Myrtle Beach, SC
24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-5″ 197 SO Winter Haven, FL
25 Seventh Woods G 6′-2″ 189 SR Columbia, SC
52 Jair Bolden G 6′-3″ 215 JR Brooklyn, NY

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 242 FR Canton, MS
1 Herbert Jones F 6′-7″ 205 JR Greensboro, AL
2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 165 SO Meridianville, AL
3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 245 JR Pelham, AL
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-5″ 215 FR Columbia, SC
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 195 FR Hesperia, CA
11 James Bolden G 6′-0″ 160 SR Covington, KY
12 Jaylen Forbes G 6′-4″ 186 FR Florence, MS
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SO Hackensack, NJ
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 201 JR Louisville, KY
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 183 SO Mountain Brook, AL
23 John Petty Jr. G 6′-5″ 184 JR Huntsville, AL
25 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 185 FR Flowery Branch, GA
30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 240 JR Clinton, MS
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 215 JR Jamestown, NY
34 Sam Okauru G 6′-5″ 200 FR Raleigh, NC
35 Raymond Hawkins F 6′-9″ 240 FR Oakland, CA

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Scouting Report


This is a key SEC matchup between two teams that still have a shot to make the NCAAs. South Carolina (17-11, 9-6) is on stronger ground for an NCAA bid than Bama. After a good start the Tide has let just too many games slip away with their terrible defense. Bama needs to win out the regular season and then win at least two in the SECT to have a shot at making the national tournament. They do have a decent NET ranking but that’ll only take you so far. You have to have those wins too. After the game with South Carolina, the Tide gets Vandy at home and then travels to Missouri to complete the regular season. It’s possible to win out but they have to get by a strong South Carolina team first. The Gamecocks are fourth in the SEC in 3-point shooting defense so that doesn’t bode well for Bama. The Tide has made 309 3-point attempts which is 80 more than the second place team in made 3-pointers, Vandy. South Carolina is a team that can win road games. They’ve won games at Virginia, Texas A&M and Arkansas to name a few. Look for the Gamecocks to shock the Tide in Tuscaloosa.

South Carolina-Alabama Prediction

South Carolina 79, Alabama 77


Saturday‘s game tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.

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