PREVIEW: Gamecocks Take On Clemson Looking To Snap Three Game Losing Streak

South Carolina will face Clemson in Littlejohn Coliseum this afternoon looking to snap its three game losing streak to the Tigers.

South Carolina has had a really up and down season, but they’re sitting at 6-4. Clemson has lost three straight and they currently stand at 5-4.

For some reason, the BPI gives Clemson a 77.4 percent chance to win.

The Gamecocks looked good in the first three games, but their offense has continued to struggle.

AJ Lawson continues to be the only consistent shooter for this team.

Kotsar has looked pretty good on the interior. Jermaine Couisnard is only shooting 37 percent, which isn’t great.

Jair Bolden is shooting 47 percent, but he doesn’t take a lot of shots.

The free throw shooting has been abysmal this season at 60 percent. The whole team has to play better if they want to make the postseason.

They aren’t in the top 120 in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game or points allowed per game.

Clemson has lost three straight, but two of those teams were ranked.

I still don’t see how this team could be heavily favored over South Carolina. Clemson’s best win is a two point win at home against TCU.

The strength of this team is their defense.

They’re only allowing 64.1 points per game. South Carolina will have to win this game on the boards because Clemson is 338th in the country in rebounds per game.

They also struggle offensively.

Their best player is Tevin Mack, who is averaging 13.8 points per game. Mack is shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc, which makes him the biggest offensive threat for the Tigers.

We’re going to learn a lot about who this South Carolina team is.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Gamecocks as they have to face Virginia on the road next. South Carolina really needs to win two out of the next three before they enter conference play if they want a shot at the postseason.

I think South Carolina will win a close one 64-61.

Leave a Reply