Big game tonight for all you Gamecock ‘faithful’ out there….LSU vs. USC ! This is a big game for USC, 14-13 and 5-9 in the SEC, as they will host No. 24 LSU, 20-7 and 12-2 in the SEC, in its final home game of the season on Tues., Feb. 28 at 7 pm. The home team has won the last four match-ups between the two teams, with USC also defeating LSU in the first round of the 2004 SEC Tournament (85-64). USC is 2-0 vs. the SEC Western Division at home this season and 0-2 vs. the same side on the road. USC has lost three straight, including its second straight one point loss, falling 56-57 to Vanderbilt on Feb. 25. USC is 6-5 following a loss.
USC has had 14 games decided by seven points or less, posting a 5-9 record – including nine of those being SEC games (USC is 3-6 in those games). USC has had six games this season decided by three points or less, including three in a row earlier in the season – UGA (61-64), at Vandy (66-64) and at UK (78-80). Three of the six games that were decided by three points or less went to OT. Each of USC’s first six SEC games were decided by seven points or less and nine total have been decided by the same tally.
Besides all of that the Gamecocks need a win bad heading into the SEC Tourney and need a win to prove something to the NIT selection Cmte because we all know that the NCAA tourney is out of the question unless by the grace of God we win the SEC tourney…….and some are getting tired of ole’ Davey as the coach…..he needs a win badly!!!