The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in an SEC clash Wednesday night from the Colonial Life Arena. The Bulldogs tallied an 80-78 road win against Vanderbilt on Saturday, and the Gamecocks were charged with an 86-80 home loss by LSU in their weekend action. South Carolina topped Georgia 75-59 earlier this month.
Georgia Seeks Third Straight Win
The Georgia Bulldogs enter this one hunting for their third straight win. Overall it has been a tough season for a young Bulldogs team but they have momentum on their side right now. They were three-point favorites in an 80-78 road win against Vanderbilt on Saturday. Georgia is now only 4-10 in conference action, placing them in second last in the entire SEC.
Watch for Anthony Edwards in this game. The talented freshman guard scored 19 points in Saturday’s win and has eclipsed the 20 point mark 11 times this season. Edwards has compiled an average of 18.9 PPG and 5.3 RPG. Rayshaun Hammonds has connected over 60% of his shots in two out of his last three games. The junior forward is having a terrific year, registering an average of 12.3 PPG and 7.1 RPG. Sahvir Wheeler has netted a total of 24 points in his last two clashes. The freshman guard has increased his season average to 8.8 PPG.
The Bulldogs are placed 99th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and are 3-7 on the road. Georgia is scoring an average of 75.6 points, good for 65th in all of DI. They are squandering an average of 74.4 points, pegging them down at 296th overall.
South Carolina Needs Big Finish to Keep Tourney Hopes Intact
The South Carolina Gamecocks will need a very strong finish if they want to earn a bid to the NCAA Tourney. They have lost two straight games to dip to 8-6 in SEC play on the season, placing them in the top half of the conference standings. Right now they can be considered a bubble team for the tourney. The Gamecocks were one point dogs in an 86-80 home loss to LSU on Saturday.
A.J. Lawson has scored 13 or fewer points in each of his last three tilts. The sophomore guard has surpassed 20 points six times this season and enters this one averaging 13.7 PPG on 43% shooting. Jermaine Couisnard has posted a field goal efficiency below 40% in four straight games. The freshman guard scored 15 points last time out and has recorded an average of 12.2 PPG on the season. Maik Kotsar continues to contribute in all areas and collected 21 rebounds in his last three games. The senior forward is third in team scoring with 10.9 PPG to go with 6.5 RPG.
The Gamecocks are placed 69th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and stand at 10-5 at home. South Carolina is scoring an average of 71.8 points, ranking them 155th overall. They are holding options to 67.5 points, positioning them 128th in DI.
The Georgia Bulldogs are:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are:
- No Key Trends