USC Men's Basketball

November 18, 2012

Men’s pregame: USC vs. Rider

This is the second game of the Hoops for Hope Classic. Both Rider and USC will travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, later this week to play out the rest of the event, consisting of two games.

WHO: USC Gamecocks (2-0) vs. Rider Broncs (2-1)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday

TV: FSC

WHERE: Colonial Life Arena

RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5

SERIES: Rider leads, 1-0

COACHES: Frank Martin (2-0 in first season at USC, 119-54 in six seasons); Kevin Baggett (2-1 in first season at Rider; 2-1 in first season)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Can the Gamecocks keep up their impressive start from the free-throw line this season? The team’s 82.5 percent mark leads the SEC.

Freshman Michael Carrera’s status is uncertain after sustaining a concussion in Wednesday’s practice. He did not play against Morgan State on Friday.

This is the second game of the Hoops for Hope Classic. Both Rider and USC will travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, later this week to play out the rest of the event, consisting of two games.

USC ranks fourth in the SEC with 15 offensive rebounds per game.

In their lone previous meeting, Rider defeated USC 63-56 on Dec. 18, 1982 in Columbia.

Patrick Obley

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS

POS. HT. NAME PPG.
G 5-11 Eric Smith 11.5
G 6-2 LaShay Page 19.5
G 5-11 Brenton Williams 14.0
F 6-5 Lakeem Jackson 10.0
F 6-8 RJ Slawson 8.0

BRONCS

POS. HT. NAME PPG.
G 6-4 Jonathon Thompson 9.3
G 6-5 Anthony Myles 10.3
G 6-3 Nurideen Lindsey 16.7
F 6-7 Daniel Stewart 11.3
F 6-9 Junior Fortunat 1.3

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