Gamecock Radio's Andy Demetra takes you "Inside the Chart" with pre-tip reads for tonight's final regular season home game vs. Tennessee which will also be Senior Night for Sam Muldrow and Johndre Jefferson. Tip-off is at 7:00 PM airing nationally on ESPN but be there early to give our seniors a proper goodbye and a great atmosphere. Check out the excerpt below and read Andy's full post here.
Tennessee can be turned over. South Carolina's ability to score easy baskets off turnovers has dried up recently. An antidote may await them on Thursday. The Gamecocks wrung 16 turnovers out of Tennessee, prompting Pearl to call his team "sloppy" afterwards. Both teams sport eerily similar turnover percentages (TO%):
NCAA Turnover %
134. South Carolina 19.7
135. Tennessee 19.7
The numbers run both ways, though. The Gamecocks also committed too many perimeter turnovers, either from bad dribble-handoffs or lazy angle passes, that resulted in easy Tennessee baskets. Scoring points off turnovers is a quick way for a struggling offense to ignite. It's a category Carolina may need to win Thursday.