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Gamecocks Travel To Face Tennessee On Tuesday
Feb. 12, 2018

South Carolina at Tennessee



COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina travels to Knoxville on Tuesday to face No. 18/17 Tennessee. The meeting marks the second between the two schools this season. UT won the first meeting, 70-63, on Jan. 20 in Columbia. Carolina looks for its second-straight win at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday.


> South Carolina’s matchup at Tennessee on Tuesday marks its third road contest out of its last four games played. Carolina began the stretch at Texas A&M (Feb. 3), before it traveled to Arkansas (Feb. 6) and hosted Florida (Feb. 10).
> The Gamecocks are looking for their first win in the month of February, after suffering five-straight losses dating back to a 70-63 decision vs. then-No. 14 Texas Tech on Jan. 27.
> Graduate student guard Frank Booker led the Gamecocks with 17 points off the bench on Saturday in the loss to Florida. Booker now has 17 games with multiple 3-point baskets this season His 11.3 points per game are second on the team thus far.
> Junior forward Chris Silva matched his career high with five blocked shots in the last outing vs. Florida. He is now 10th all-time in Carolina history with 111 career blocks, and just one block away from matching Renaldo Balkman for ninth place (112).
> South Carolina is 4-5 in away games this season and 2-4 in SEC road games. Those victories have come at Wofford, FIU, Georgia and at then-No. 20/22 Florida.


> South Carolina will hold its annual Legends Weekend in Columbia this upcoming Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17. Former Gamecocks will be on hand for the Legends Reception on Friday evening, before being recognized during Saturday’s matchup vs. Auburn. Continue to visit for details on the weekend’s events.


> South Carolina is 13-12 on the year and 4-8 in SEC contests.
> South Carolina is 4-5 in true road games entering Tuesday’s matchup at Tennessee, and Carolina is 6-7 overall in games played away from home.
> Junior forward Chris Silva paces the Gamecocks with 14.3 points per game. Graduate student guard Frank Booker is the only other Gamecock in double figures at 11.3 points per outing.
> Seven different Carolina players average at least 5.8 points per game.
> In SEC contests, Silva’s 15.7 points per game are a team high.
> The Gamecocks are scoring 66.2 points per game in away games this season and hold a +4.7 rebound margin over opponents.
> South Carolina is fifth in the SEC in scoring defense this season (67.9 ppg), sixth in rebound margin (+4.0) and sixth in turnover margin (+1.5).


> Tennessee is 18-6 overall this season and 8-4 in SEC games.
> UT is 6-1 over its last seven games, including the 70-63 victory over the Gamecocks on Jan. 20.
> Three average double-figure points for the Vols, led by sophomore forward Grant Williams’ 15.9 per game. Admiral Schofield (12.3) and Lamonte Turner (10.7) are also in double figures.
> Turner led UT in the previous matchup vs. Carolina with 25 points, including a 10-of-10 mark at the free throw line.
> Tennessee is 10-2 in homes games this season and 5-1 in SEC home games, with its lone home loss in league action coming against Auburn on Jan. 2.
> Tennessee is tied for second in the SEC in scoring defense (67.2 ppg), is second in free throw percent (75.6%), which is 42nd nationally, third in 3-point field goal percent (38.6%) and second with 16.5 assists per game.


> Tennessee leads the all-time series vs. South Carolina, 43-27.
> The Gamecocks have won three of the last five meetings between the two schools.
> UT holds a 25-9 upperhand in games played in Knoxville.
> Carolina has won two of the last three meetings at Thompson-Boling Arena.


> South Carolina returns to Columbia for two-straight beginning on Saturday when SEC leading Auburn visits Colonial Life Arena. Tip time vs. the 10th-ranked Tigers is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.


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