South Carolina got 18 hours between walking off the court after their 74-56 win over Auburn on Wednesday evening and their 3:30pm tip against the Arkansas Razorbacks this afternoon. Can the Gamecocks run with the rested Razorbacks, who are playing for the chance at an NCAA Tournament berth?
Tip-off: 3:30pm ET (approx.)
TV: SECTV or ESPN3
Location: Atlanta, GA
Tournament Preview: here.
Day 1 review / Day 2 preview: here.
Game preview: here.
G Fred Gully
F Michael Qualls
Arkansas enters this game licking its wounds from an 25-point thrashing at the hands of Alabama last Saturday, which significantly dented their fading NCAA hopes. The Razorbacks need to win at least this game, as well as a Friday match-up against Tennessee, to have any realistic hopes of making the NCAAs.
For the Gamecocks, given their 13-19 overall record, the only chance of post-season play after this weekend comes via an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. They're 4 wins away from that, and since it takes 6 wins to take down the NCAA championship,* that puts Carolina only 10 victories away from their first national championship in men's basketball.
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