Where: Colonial Life Arena
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 pm ET
We have a Southeastern Conference (SEC) matchup to consider for Saturday evening when the Vanderbilt Commodores meet the South Carolina Gamecocks for an evening of SEC college basketball. Vanderbilt enters this game hoping to end a six-game losing streak and South Carolina enters this matchup coming off a road loss to Auburn.
Commodores Six Game Losing StreakVanderbilt is 8-10 overall with a 0-5 record in conference play this season. The Commodores have lost six straight and Saturday marks game one of a two-game road trip. Vanderbilt is 0-3 this season on the road and is tied with Ole Miss for the last place in the conference.
The Commodores score an average of 73.4 points while allowing 73 points per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 43.7 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from downtown and 68.2 percent from the charity stripe this season.
Vanderbilt has three players scoring in double figures and is led by sophomore forward Aaron Nesmith. The sophomore forward is out for the year with a foot injury and the Commodores will look to junior guard Saben Lee and his 15.8 points with a team high 4.7 assists to lead the team. Saben is shooting 31.3 percent from downtown and scored 19 points with four steals in the Commodores home loss to Alabama.
Gamecocks Fall to AuburnSouth Carolina is 2-3 in the SEC with an overall record of 10-8 this season. The Gamecocks are 6-4 this season at home and have lost three of their last five games. Saturday marks a one-off homestand followed by one road game and the Gamecocks are sixth in the conference standings.
The Gamecocks score an average of 69.7 points per game and allow 66.9 points per game this season. South Carolina makes 42.9 percent of its field goal attempts, 30.7 percent of its triple tries with a 60.5 percent free-throw shooting percentage.
South Carolina has two players scoring in double figures and is led by sophomore guard A.J. Lawson. Lawson scores an average of 13.7 points per game with 3.2 caroms with 2.1assists per night. Lawson knocks down 33.3 percent of his triple attempts and scored 11 points with four rebounds in the Gamecocks road loss to Auburn.