Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks - 3/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (24-7) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (18-12)
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
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TV: SEC Network
The South Carolina Gamecocks will play the Georgia Bulldogs in the third round of the SEC Tournament.
The Georgia Bulldogs are 18-12 (10-8) and are the #6 seed in the SEC tournament. Georgia is coming off of a win against Mississippi State by a score of 79-69 in their first game of the tournament. Georgia swept the season series with South Carolina by scores of 74-72 and 69-56. Georgia is averaging 69.6 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Georgia is also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. J.J. Frazier is averaging 16.4 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for Georgia. Yante Maten is averaging 15.9 points per game and 8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Georgia is shooting 69.3% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 41.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 24-7 (11-7) and are the #3 seed in the SEC tournament. South Carolina finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games and is coming off of a win against Arkansas by a score of 76-61. South Carolina is averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 69.1 points per game. South Carolina is also averaging 41.1 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Michael Carrera (Questionable) is averaging 14.5 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game for South Carolina. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.1 points per game and 3.8 assists per game for the Gamecocks. South Carolina is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
Georgia seemed to have South Carolina’s number during the regular season, as they were able to sweep the Gamecocks. South Carolina has the better offense and has the rebounding advantage in this game. I am not overly impressed with either of these teams but I think it will be a close game. I think South Carolina will be able to win the game.