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"Inside the Chart" with Andy Demetra 12/17: Looking at #2 Ohio State

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Gamecock Radio's Andy Demetra takes a look at #2 Ohio State today as the Gamecocks prepare to face the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow at 2:00 PM on CBS.

Interesting tidbit here about OSU freshman Jared Sullinger. Read the full post here.

"Man to Stop: Ohio State's freshman wunderkind, Jared Sullinger. Draft Express' Jonathan Givony has an Gamecock excellent scouting report on Sullinger on his front page this week. A freshman from Columbus, Ohio, Sullinger lit up IUPUI for 40 points last weekend, the second-highest point total in college basketball this year.

The number that stands out most from Givony's profile: in back-to-the-basket situations, Sullinger converts 50% of his field goals and gets fouled an additional 25% of the time. The Gamecocks may need to follow the blueprint that brought them success against Clemson's Jerai Grant: keep Sullinger out of the paint, and force him to shoot one-on-one over the tops of defenders. The second part may be especially important with Jon Diebler, Ohio State's all-time leading three-point shooter, lurking outside. Florida-Gulf Coast tried to pack it in against Sullinger, leaving Diebler to convert a school-record 9 3-pointers on Wednesday. Offensively, can Sam Muldrow knock down a few early perimeter shots (2-2 3pt. vs. Wofford), and force Sullinger out of his defensive comfort zone? It could make for a terrific matchup."


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