Men’s pregame: USC vs. St. John’s

11/28/2012 8:02 PM

08/23/2013 2:35 PM

WHO: USC Gamecocks 5-1, St. John’s Red Storm 4-2

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Carnesecca Arena, Queens, N.Y.

TV: ESPNU

RADIO: WNKT 107.5 FM

SERIES: St. John’s leads 3-0

COACHES: Frank Martin (5-1 in first season at USC, 122-55 in sixth season); Steve Lavin (27-4 in third season at SJU; 172-94, in 10th season)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Game marks the first meeting between the teams since Frank McGuire took the Gamecocks to his former stomping grounds in 1975. It is the Gamecocks’ first true road game and third away from Colonial Life Arena. In two games in Mexico, USC’s bench accounted for 67 points. USC ranks second in the SEC and 16th nationally with a rebounding margin of plus-11.2.

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS

POS. HT. NAME PPG
G 5-11 Eric Smith 7.7
G 6-2 LaShay Page 15.5
F 6-5 Michael Carrera 12.3
F 6-5 Lakeem Jackson 11.2
F 6-8 RJ Slawson 3.8

RED STORM

POS. HT. NAME PPG
G 6-2 Phil Greene IV 13.8
G 6-3 D’Angelo Harrison 21.2
G 6-4 Felix Balamou 3.6
F 6-7 Christian Jones 5.3
F 6-8 JaKarr Sampson 12.3
 

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