Who's Playing

Georgia @ South Carolina

Current Records: Georgia 5-13; South Carolina 10-7

What to Know

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-3 against the Georgia Bulldogs since February of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. USC and UGA will face off in an SEC battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks won both of their matches against UGA last season (83-59 and 91-70) and are aiming for the same result this time around.

The game between USC and the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday was not a total blowout, but with USC falling 75-59 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Guard Erik Stevenson had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: he finished with only three points on 1-for-12 shooting in his 26 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have to be aching after a bruising 83-60 loss to the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday. UGA was surely aware of their 21.5-point disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result. Guard Christian Wright (16 points) was the top scorer for UGA. Wright hadn't helped his team much against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.

USC is the favorite in this one, with an expected 10-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past three games, so buyers beware.

The losses put USC at 10-7 and UGA at 5-13. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Gamecocks are stumbling into the contest with the second most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.9 on average. The Bulldogs have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 13th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 10.4 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Colonial Life Arena -- Columbia, South Carolina
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $7.58


The Gamecocks are a big 10-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

South Carolina have won ten out of their last 13 games against Georgia.

  • Feb 27, 2021 - South Carolina 91 vs. Georgia 70
  • Jan 27, 2021 - South Carolina 83 vs. Georgia 59
  • Feb 26, 2020 - South Carolina 94 vs. Georgia 90
  • Feb 12, 2020 - South Carolina 75 vs. Georgia 59
  • Mar 09, 2019 - South Carolina 66 vs. Georgia 46
  • Feb 02, 2019 - South Carolina 86 vs. Georgia 80
  • Feb 21, 2018 - South Carolina 66 vs. Georgia 57
  • Jan 13, 2018 - South Carolina 64 vs. Georgia 57
  • Feb 04, 2017 - South Carolina 77 vs. Georgia 75
  • Jan 04, 2017 - South Carolina 67 vs. Georgia 61
  • Mar 11, 2016 - Georgia 65 vs. South Carolina 64
  • Mar 03, 2016 - Georgia 74 vs. South Carolina 72
  • Feb 02, 2016 - Georgia 69 vs. South Carolina 56

Injury Report for South Carolina

  • AJ Wilson: Game-Time Decision (Coach's Decision)
  • Jermaine Couisnard: Game-Time Decision (Coach's Decision)

Injury Report for Georgia

  • Cam McDowell: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Kario Oquendo: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Jailyn Ingram: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • P.J. Horne: Out for the Season (Knee)