The South Carolina Gamecocks cruised to a 70-54 win against Florida International in their first game without senior Sindarius Thornwell. Now the real test begins with a trip to New York City to take on Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden. The Pirates sit at 7-2 on the season, riding a three game win-streak into the matchup. The game is a part of the Under Armor Reunion and follows Auburn v. Boston College at the Garden.
Game Start: 9 p.m. (Subject to change depending on AUB/BC final.)
TV: Fox Sports 1 (stream on Fox Sports GO)
Radio: 107.5 the Game in Columbia.
Three Point Preview:
- In the absence of Sindarius Thornwell, gaurd Duane Notice had his best game of the season scoring 27 points against FIU. Notice only had 27 points total in the previous four games. Another big game from Notice will be needed to knock of the Pirates. P.J. Dozier also scored 20 points against FIU, scoring 20+ two games in a row. He will also need a big game.
- Keep up the defense. South Carolina has given up more than 54 points only twice this season. The 54 against FIU was the most since giving up 69 to Monmouth in the third game of the season. The Pirates are a good offensive team, averaging 78.3 points. They have scored 80+ five times this year, winning all five of those games. They are 2-2 when held under 80.
- Seton Hall has four players averaging double figures on the year so far. They are led by junior guard Khadeen Carrington. Carrington is averaging 20 points while shooting 55 percent from three. Junior forward Desi Rodriguez is averaging 14.6 points and freshman guard Myles Powell is chipping in another 12.6 points per game. Big man Angel Delgado is averaging a double-double so far. The 6’10” junior from the Dominican Republic is averaging 13.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. All four Pirates were in double figures in their 81-76 loss at Florida back in November. Delgado recorded his third straight double-double in a 60-57 against California (8-2) at the Pearl Harbor Invitational last time out for the Pirates.