College Hoops

Florida vs South Carolina (Wednesday night, 7 pm)

Chris Harry

Florida vs. South Carolina

 
* When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. (ET)
* Where: Exactech Arena/O’Connell Center / Gainesville, Fla.
* Records: Florida (11-8, 4-3) / South Carolina (8-11, 1-5)
* TV: ESPN2 (Kevin Fitzgerald and Pat Bradley)
* Radio: Gator Sports Network from LEARFIELD (Sean Kelley and Lee Humphrey)


Projected Starters

Point guard Kyle Lofton (11) 









Florida Position Height / Weight Class Statistics
Colin Castleton F 6-11 / 231 5th-Senior 14.8 pts / 7.8 reb / 3.1 blk
Will Richard G 6-5 / 206 Sophomore 10.2 pts / 4.2 reb
Riley Kugel G 6-5 / 207 Freshman 6.3 pts / 2.2 reb
Myreon Jones G 6-3 / 177 5th-Senior 4.6 pts / 2.5 reb
Kyle Lofton G 6-3 / 188 5th-Senior 8.6 pts / 2.8 reb / 3.8 ast









South Carolina Position Height / Weight Class Statistics
Hayden Brown F 6-5 / 225 Grad 11.1 pts / 4.1 reb
Gregory Jackson II F 6-9 / 210 Freshman 15.1 pts / 6.6 reb
Chico Carter G 6-3 / 189 Senior 11.1 pts / 2.1 reb
Jacobi Wright G 6-2 / 180 Sophomore 5.7 pts / 2.3 reb
Meechie Johnson G 6-2 / 172 Junior 12.5 pts / 4.1 reb / 3.4 as


The Breakdown

South Carolina freshman Grady Jackson II (23) is projected as a lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. 


Setup / Series / Last Meeting

Florida and South Carolina meet in a mid-week Southeastern Conference game nearing the mid-point of the league schedule. The Gators have won four of the previous five after defeating Mississippi State 61-59 on the road Saturday night and currently sit in a tie for fifth place, along with Kentucky, in the SEC standings. The Gamecocks have dropped three straight, all at home, the most recent being Saturday’s 81-66 loss to 16th-ranked Auburn. … UF leads the all-time series 47-28, including a 71-63 win at Columbia on Jan. 15, 2022. After the starting the season 0-3 in league play, the Gators got their first league victory by shooting 55 percent (66 in the second half) and dishing 17 assists for the game. Freshman guard Kowacie Reeves, in just his second start, scored a career-best 14 points, as did fifth-year guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr., who hit six of his 10 field-goal attempts. Senior forward Colin…

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