How to watch South Carolina vs Kentucky: TV, live stream, matchups, odds, pick Kentucky and South Carolina vs Kentucky Live Stream kick off the 2017 NCAA College BasketBall Live with the annual Football game.
South Carolina’s calling card all season has been its defensive prowess. The Gamecocks allow just 84.6 points per game, a mark that ranks first in the country. This team is incredibly long and athletic, but most importantly disciplined. Frank Martin has his guys in position to succeed and they’ve answered the bell to become one of the fiercest defenses in the country.
For Kentucky, point guard De’Aaron Fox has emerged as more than just a distributor. Fox has kept pace with sharpshooting Malik Monk, scoring the same amount of points as him over the last three games. He’s looking for his own shot, he’s been more aggressive in transition and driving the ball, and it’s been working for him. Look for Fox to continue to push the tempo and run the floor to find Kentucky opportunities. That’s where Kentucky is dangerous.
Matchups to watch
This game pits the most efficient defense in South Carolina against the second-most efficient offense in UK. I’ll be looking for the matchup at the point guard position in this one to play a big factor. De’Aaron Fox is a potential lottery pick, but Sindarius Thornwell is a big-bodied 6-foot-5 guard who matches up well with Fox and has the ability to put the clamps down on defense. I’ll be looking for South Carolina to come out swinging early. On the road in an environment like Rupp, Thornwell will likely be in attack mode to try and get early momentum swinging the Gamecocks’ way.