David Cloninger

By the numbers: How USC compares to bubble teams that got into NCAA tournament

South Carolina will host High Point in the NIT on Tuesday.
South Carolina will host High Point in the NIT on Tuesday. tglantz@thestate.com

South Carolina’s exclusion from the NCAA tournament was tied to resume. The Gamecocks didn’t have enough quality wins over strong teams, although they won 24 of 32 games.

Comparing the Gamecocks with the bubble teams that got into the tournament (data from ESPN):

SOUTH CAROLINA

▪  Record: 24-8

▪  RPI: 56

▪  SOS: 157

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 50: 1-1

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 100: 8-5

▪  Notable out-of-conference wins: Tulsa, Hofstra, Clemson, Memphis

▪  Notable road wins: Clemson, Texas A&M

MICHIGAN

▪  Record: 22-12

▪  RPI: 58

▪  SOS: 44

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 50: 4-11

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 100: 4-12

▪  Notable out-of-conference wins: NC State, Texas

▪  Notable road wins: NC State

SYRACUSE

▪  Record: 19-13

▪  RPI: 68

▪  SOS: 38

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 50: 5-9

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 100: 8-10

▪  Notable out-of-conference wins: St. Bonaventure, Connecticut, Texas A&M

▪  Notable road wins: Duke

TEMPLE

▪  Record: 21-11

▪  RPI: 63

▪  SOS: 89

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 50: 5-6

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 100: 7-9

▪  Notable out-of-conference wins: Fairleigh Dickinson

▪  Notable road wins: Cincinnati, Connecticut

TULSA

▪  Record: 20-11

▪  RPI: 61

▪  SOS: 61

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 50: 3-5

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 100: 8-8

▪  Notable out-of-conference wins: Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Iona

▪  Notable road wins: SMU, Temple

VANDERBILT

▪  Record: 19-13

▪  RPI: 60

▪  SOS: 43

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 50: 2-7

▪  Record vs. RPI Top 100: 7-10

▪  Notable out-of-conference wins: Austin Peay, Stony Brook

▪  Notable road wins: Florida

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