The Gamecocks will be facing back-to-back ranked opponents on Wednesday night for the second time this season, when they take on the Florida Gators.
— Gamecock MBB (@GamecockMBB) January 18, 2017
South Carolina is currently ranked No. 24 while the Gators come in at No.19. The Gamecocks are two point favorites to win tonight’s matchup.
The team is 14-3 overall, 4-0 in the SEC and currently ranks eight nationally in scoring defense at 59.8 points per game. The team also ranks third nationally in field-goal percentage defense (36.4).
This is the second time this season the Gamecocks have jumped back into the AP Poll. The first time was on November 28 after posting wins over two ranked teams.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) January 17, 2017
Nine of the Gamecocks’ players are averaging twelve minutes per game, and seven players are averaging at least five points per outing.
Sophomore Hassani Gravett and freshman Rakym Fleder have both been a huge contribution to the team coming off the bench for South Carolina. Gravett has led the team in points off the bench four times this season, and Felder five times.
How to Watch
Florida-South Carolina tips off from Columbus at Colonial Life Arena at 6:30 p.m. Tune in to SEC Network for television coverage.