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Gamecocks Hit Road at No. 5/5 Tennessee Tuesday Night
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Gamecocks Hit Road at No. 5/5 Tennessee Tuesday Night

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South Carolina seeking its first win in Knoxville since 2017

­­­­COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina (17-3, 5-2 SEC) hits the road for a pair of SEC games this week. First up is another top-10, midweek test at No. 5/5 Tennessee (15-4, 5-1 SEC) on Tuesday night. The Gamecocks are then at Georgia (14-6, 4-3 SEC) on Saturday.

Tip-off between Carolina and UT is set for 6:30 p.m. (ET) on SEC Network with Tom Hart (pxp), Dane Bradshaw (analyst) and Alyssa Lang (reporter) on the call.

The Gamecocks are seeking their first win in Knoxville since January of 2017. The Vols have won 10 of the last 11 games in the series.

Men's Basketball at Tennessee

South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina Gamecocks
Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee Volunteers
Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center | Knoxville, TN

Both teams enter Tuesday’s conference clash on winning streaks, Carolina posting three-straight league wins and Tennessee notching four-straight league victories. The Vols are led by transfer Dalton Knecht who averages 19.5 points per game. Over his last five outings, Knecht is averaging 32.0 points per game while shooting 54.9 percent from the floor, including a 47.2 percent (17-of-36) clip from behind the arc.

It’s a battle of two of the top defensive teams in the SEC and the nation. The Gamecocks have the top-ranked scoring defense in the SEC, allowing just 64.5 points per game. Carolina has not allowed a team to score 80 points yet this season. Tennessee has the fourth-best scoring defense in the league at 66.1 points per game allowed. The Vols have the best field goal percentage defense in the conference (ranked fourth in the nation), allowing just 37.7 percent shooting by their opponents.

VENUE: Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center



ANALYST: Dane Bradshaw

REPORTER: Alyssa Lang

RADIO: Gamecock Radio Network  

IN COLUMBIA: 107.5 The Game

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Derek Scott

ANALYST: Casey Manning

SIRIUSXM: 380 | SXM APP: 970



SERIES: Vols lead, 52-28

IN KNOXVILLE: Vols lead, 31-9

SERIES TREND: Gamecocks have not won in Knoxville since a 70-60 win on Jan. 11, 2017.

LAST MEETING: 85-45 Vol win at TBA on Feb. 25, 2023.


Carolina remains on the road at Georgia (14-6, 4-3 SEC) on Saturday (Feb. 3) for a 1 p.m. (ET) tipoff at Stegeman Coliseum. Courtney Lyle (pxp) and Carolyn Peck (analyst) will be on the call for the SEC Network broadcast.