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Jan 23, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks forward Michael Carrera (24) shoots a free throw against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Hoops Preview: South Carolina vs Tennessee

The  South Carolina men’s basketball team is set to host Tennessee at Colonial Life Arena.

The Gamecocks are coming off a victory against the Florida Gators in overtime 73-69, making it Head Coach Frank Martin’s first win against the Gators.

During the game, senior Michael Carrera had 20 points including two crucial foul shots in overtime that pushed the Gamecocks to victory. Junior Sindarius Thornwell contributed 17 points. South Carolina is currently 22-5 overall, 9-5 in the SEC, and sits second in the conference.

Jan 23, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) looks to pass the ball against Tennessee Volunteers guard Detrick Mostella (15) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
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With having lost to Tennessee January 23rd 78-68, the Gamecocks seek revenge with the game tonight.

Martin gives his input on Tennessee’s Head Coach Rick Barnes.

The Volunteers are 13-14 overall and 6-8 in the conference. They are coming off a win against LSU after two consecutive losses. Leading scorer for the Vols are senior Kevin Punter, averaging 22.2 points per game and 3.5 rebounds, and senior Armani Moore averaging 11.8 points per game.

Tip off is at 9 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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