Gamecocks vs. Bulldogs
Who: South Carolina (10-6, 1-3 SEC) at Georgia (11-4, 2-2)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Stegeman Coliseum
KenPom prediction: Georgia 68, South Carolina 62
TV: SEC Network
Radio: 107.5 The Game in Columbia area
Series: Georgia leads, 58-52
Streak: South Carolina’s won the past two games
Last meeting: Feb. 4, 2017 – South Carolina won 77-75 in Columbia
Coach: Frank Martin (223-134 in 11 seasons overall; Sixth season at USC — 106-80). Martin is 4-8 against Georgia.
Projected starters: G Wes Myers (6.9 ppg); G Evan Hinson (2.7); F Justin Minaya (8.6); F Chris Silva (14.3); F Maik Kotsar (8.8)
Last game: Lost to Alabama 76-62 on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa
Notes: After averaging 5.4 points per game during nonconference play, Myers is up to 11.3 ppg in SEC play ... In the four games since scoring a career-high 16 points against Limestone on Dec. 27, reserve guard David Beatty has totaled 20 points. The freshman has missed 24 of his past 31 shots. … The Gamecocks rank last in the SEC in scoring and next to last in field goal percentage.
Coach: Mark Fox (279-165 in 14 seasons overall; Ninth season at Georgia – 156-122). Fox is 12-6 against South Carolina
Projected starters: G Turtle Jackson (10.1), G E’Torrion Wilridge (7.9), F Rayshaun Hammonds (7.9), F Yante Maten (19.3), F Derek Ogbeide (7.5)
Last game: Lost to Missouri 68-56 on Wednesday in Columbia, Missouri
Notes: Maten, who’s second in the SEC in scoring and first in rebounding, has averages of 13 points and eight rebounds over eight career games against USC. … The Bulldogs are 8-0 at home this season, including wins against Temple, Georgia Tech and Alabama. … UGa is No. 24 in Ken Pomeroy’s national defensive efficiency ratings. USC is No. 25.