Vanderbilt-South Carolina Notes

Vanderbilt travels to South Carolina on Wednesday evening to face the Gamecocks in a crucial inter-division game. Inside are probably starting lineups, a statistical comparision and a South Carolina scouting report.

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina

SiteThe Colonial Center (18,000)
Columbia, SC
Date/TimeFEB. 28, 2007 • 6:30 P.M. CT
TelevisionNone
Radio104.5 FM
Sirius Radio:107
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltSouth Carolina
Head CoachKevin StallingsDave Odom
ConferenceSEC EastSEC East
Record19-9 (9-5 SEC)14-13 (4-10 SEC)
Series RecordUSC leads, 21-18
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr. (7.8 ppg, 3.5 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (15.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr. (16.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.1 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (11.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr. (10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.2 apg)

South Carolina

1 - Tre Kelley, G, 6-0, 190, Sr. (18.7 ppg, 5.0 apg)
4 - Bryce Sheldon, G, 6-4, 196, Sr. (8.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg)
5 - Brandis Raley-Ross, G, 6-2, 195, Fr. (5.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg)
21 - Dominique Archie, F, 6-7, 208, Fr. (8.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
33 - Brandon Wallace, 6-9, 203, Sr. (10.1 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.8 bpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt South Carolina
Scoring Offense76.364.7
Scoring Defense70.067.4
Scoring Margin+6.4-2.7
FG%.463.425
FG% Defense.436.449
3FG%.374.340
3FG% Defense.329.348
Free Throw %.717.653
Rebounding33.831.9
Assists17.011.3
Turnovers12.911.3
Opponent Turnovers16.012.2
Steals7.74.7
Blocks2.94.7

South Carolina (14-13, 4-10 SEC) has won two of its last three games, including a pair of victories at the Colonial Center.

The Gamecocks are led by guard Tre Kelley (20.7 ppg) -- the SEC's top scorer since the start of league play. He averaged 18.7 points on the season to go along with 5.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. Brandon Wallace is close to averaging a double-double on the season. The 6-9 center is averaging 10.1 points and 9.4 rebounds. He ranks second in the SEC with 2.81 blocks per game this season and leads USC with 37 steals on the year. South Carolina leads the SEC in fewest turnovers, averaging 11.3 per game this season.


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