Tonight's Georgia/Mississippi State tilt will determine who will take on the third-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals tomorrow. It will set up to be an interesting matchup since both teams have beaten the Gamecocks already this regular season: UGA won both times that they played the Gamecocks while Mississippi State split the season series - with each team winning on their home court.
If the Gamecocks end up playing UGA, the old "It's hard to beat a team three times in the same season" adage will come into play. Granted, while Carolina fell 69-56 at Stegeman on February 2, the second matchup at Colonial Life Arena was a little closer, with the Gamecocks losing 74-72 a week ago today. That was in spite of forcing the Bulldogs into 19 turnovers.
For Mississippi State, the Gamecocks will have the comfort of playing a team that they've beaten already. But as we've seen this year, Carolina has had a tendency to fall in contests that they had no business losing (Alabama, Tennessee in Knoxville, Mizzou). There's also the possibility that they'll be without Michael Carrera tomorrow (hip injury).
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