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#21 South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Preview, start time, how to watch and more

Sindarius Thornwell and the Gamecocks hit the road to face middling Vandy.

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

When: Saturday, February 18th @ 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN

How to watch: SEC Network // WatchESPN

How to listen: 1075. The Game

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

0-2 in their last two at home, Frank Martin takes his South Carolina team on the road for the next two hoping to continue their recent success away from Columbia. South Carolina looks to end a tough week that saw their coach disappointedly leaving a practice coupled with blowing a double-digit lead at home to an un-rank Arkansas with a win over .500 Vanderbilt (13-13, 6-7) in Nashville.

Three Point Preview:

  1. Vanderbilt traditionally prides themselves off knocking down the three and this season is no exception. The Commodores currently lead the SEC in three point shooting percentage knocking down a rate at 38.3 percent per game. Remember how the Gamecocks rank #1 in the country in opposing three point percentage? That stat will be tested tonight, and the three will most likely decide the outcome of this one. If Vandy can get hot on their home court, this one may be harder for the Gamecocks to put away.
  2. Matthew Fisher-Davis leads the Commodores attack and is the ring leader in three point game. Fisher-Davis is one of four Commodores to average double-digit points per game, leading the bunch at just over 15 scored per game. He led the ‘Dores past Texas A&M Thursday night scoring a team high 14.
  3. There’s no guessing who South Carolina’s most important player on the floor is. Senior Sindarius Thornwell has led the Gamecocks the entire year that he’s been allowed to play, but his past three games may have been his most impressive so far as he’s on arguably the hottest streak of his career. Thornwell was named the SEC Player of the Week, and deservedly so averaging 36 and 12 last week. He followed that up with a game high 27 against Arkansas Wednesday. It’s been a fun ride watching the senior play the best basketball of his career as it comes to an end and Gamecock fans are hoping he continues the trend into March.