Originally posted on Leftover Hot Dog  |  Last updated 12/31/11
The South Carolina Gameoccks basketball team square off in a home game against the USC-Upstate Spartans.  Tip-off is noon today at the Colonial Life Arena.Here is a quick preview: The Gamecocks (6-6) are 5-3 for the season when playing at home and have won four of their last five games.  The Spartans (8-5) have a road record of 4-5.  The Gamecocks are ranked No. 172 in the RPI whereas the Spartans are ranked No. 120 in the RPI.Last season, the Gamecocks beat the Spartans, 57-41 and have a 2-0 record against them in the last four years.Spartans Player to WatchCraig Torrey. The team from the Upstate is paced by sophomore foward Craig Torrey with 16.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.  USC must limit him around the basket and not give him any easy shots.Gamecocks Player to WatchDamien Leonard.  Can he continue his hot hand?  He has hit 50% (10-20) of his attempts from beyond the arc in the last five games.Key StatSouth Carolina has held its last two opponents under the 50-point plat...
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