Ole Miss (10-6 SU; 8-7-1 ATS) @ South Carolina (13-3 SU; 9-6 ATS)
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Colonial Life Arena
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Spread: South Carolina -11
Ole Miss is desperate for a win after starting out 1-3 in the SEC. South Carolina is 3-0 in the SEC and appears to be pushing for elite status in the league. Ole Miss fell at Georgia, 69-47 at home in their last game. South Carolina is coming off a 70-60 road win over Tennessee on Jan. 11.
Rebels will miss Burnett
Guard DeAndre Burnett suffered a high ankle sprain against Georgia, which could be a devastating injury. Burnett scored just three points in 18 minutes, but was coming off scoring 18 points against Auburn on Jan. 7. Burnett leads the Rebels in scoring with 18.0 points per game and add 3.1 assists. He’s out indefinitely after being helped off the court. With Burnett out, Terence Davis, who scored 12 points against Georgia to lead the Rebels, will need to step up. Ole Miss shot just 27.5 percent from the field and 2-of-19 from three-point range against the Bulldogs. They shot just 17-of-32 from the line (53.1%) and committed 13 turnovers.
Thornwell leads Gamecocks agaisnt Vols
Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds, four steals and four assists to lead the Gamecocks over the Vols on Wednesday. since returning from a month-long suspension, Thornwell has scored 19 points against Georgia with 11 rebounds, 16 points against Texas A&M and 22 on Wednesday. The 6-5, 211-pound senior guard is averaging 18.8 points per game, 7.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists. The Gamecocks will need to clean up their play as they committed 21 turnovers against Tennessee. But their defense was spectacular, as they held the Vols to just 32.7 percent from the field and 1-of-11 from beyond the arc.
College Basketball Trends:
Ole Miss is:
- 1-5 ATS last 6 after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game.
South Carolina is:
- 4-0 ATS last 4 Saturday games.
- 6-1 ATS last 7 in series.
South Carolina has covered six of the last seven in this series, but that really doesn’t matter. Without Burnett, the Rebels will be look to score 45 points against a tremendous defense. South Carolina is just starting to click and will be competing with the big boys in the SEC.