March 6, 2018
South Carolina vs. Ole Miss
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina is the No. 11 seed in the 2018 SEC Tournament, and is set to begin action versus 14th-seeded Ole Miss on Wednesday evening in St. Louis.
> South Carolina is the No. 11 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament in St. Louis, after posting a 7-11 record this season in Southeastern Conference play. Carolina will face 14th-seeded Ole Miss in the event’s opening round on Wednesday evening. Ole Miss tallied a 74-69 home win in the SEC opener for both schools on Dec. 31, in the only meeting between the two schools during the regular season.
SILVA EARNS ALL-SEC ACCOLADES
> The Southeastern Conference released it’s 2018 Coaches All-SEC awards on Tuesday, and it was announced that junior forward Chris Silva was named to the First Team, the All-Defensive Team, and he was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year. The postseason accolades are the first of Silva’s career. He was dominant in SEC play this season, leading the Gamecocks with 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, while he also averaged 1.3 blocks per game. His rebounds per game were fourth in the league, and he also ranked second in conference action with 3.7 offensive rebounds per outing. He tallied double-figures in 15 games against conference foes this season, while he pulled down eight or more rebounds nine times, and had double-digit rebounds five times, en route to five double-doubles in league action. South Carolina has now had an All-SEC First-Team honoree from the league’s coaches in each of the last three seasons - 2016, Michael Carrera; 2017, Sindarius Thornwell, and Silva this season.
SCOUTING THE GAMECOCKS
> South Carolina enters SEC Tournament action with a 16-15 overall record. The Gamecocks were 7-11 in SEC games this season.
SCOUTING THE REBELS
> Ole Miss is 12-19 overall this season and finished the SEC slate with a 5-13 record.
> Ole Miss leads the all-time series between the two schools 20-18.
> The winner of Wednesday’s matchup between the Gamecocks and Rebels will advance to the second round to face sixth-seeded Arkansas on Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET. South Carolina met Arkansas just once during the regular season, with the Razorbacks posting an 81-65 win in Fayetteville.
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