Ellington leads the Gamecocks with 13 points
Game time set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network
South Carolina to face Mississippi State in opening round on Wednesday.
Saw action in 23 games first season at South Carolina ... Averaged 6.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 14.0 minutes per game ... In SEC play, averaged 6.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and shot 40.0 percent (20-50) from 3-point range ... Missed five games due to a left knee sprain suffered early in non-conference play ... Led the team or shared the team lead in steals three times ... Posted seven double-figure scoring games, including a season high 15 points at Ole Miss (Jan. 28) ... Led the team in 3-point field goal percentage (39.4) ... Hit 82.1 (23-28) percent of attempts at the free throw line ... Impressed on both ends of the court in season debut vs. Western Carolina (Nov. 11), posting 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while swiping a game high five steals ... Suffered knee injury early in first half vs. Tennessee State (Nov. 20) ... Returned to game action vs. Presbyterian (Dec. 13), after missing previous five games due to injury ... Was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line vs. USC Upstate (Dec. 31) ... Tallied nine points, all from 3-point range, vs. No. 19 Florida (Jan. 14) ... Posted 15 points, playing a season best 27 minutes at Ole Miss (Jan. 28) ... Tallied 11 points at Tennessee (Feb. 8) and 10 points, including eight in a one-minute span during the first half, in win vs. Georgia (Feb. 15) ... Posted 11 points in home contest vs. Tennessee (Feb. 25) ... In SEC Tournament play vs. Alabama (March 8), tallied 13 points in 13 minutes, including a perfect 3-of-3 mark from 3-point range ... Also dished two assists and collected one steal vs. the Crimson Tide ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.