East Carolina hosts South Carolina after Johnson's 26-point outing

Published Dec. 9, 2023 3:42 a.m. ET

South Carolina Gamecocks (7-1) at East Carolina Pirates (6-3)

Greenville, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Gamecocks -5; over/under is 140

BOTTOM LINE: South Carolina plays the East Carolina Pirates after Meechie Johnson Jr. scored 26 points in South Carolina's 72-67 loss to the Clemson Tigers.

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The Pirates have gone 6-2 in home games. East Carolina has a 1-1 record in one-possession games.

The Gamecocks are 0-1 on the road. South Carolina has a 6-1 record against teams above .500.

East Carolina makes 44.8% of its shots from the field this season, which is 3.9 percentage points higher than South Carolina has allowed to its opponents (40.9%). South Carolina averages 9.5 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.7 more made shots on average than the 7.8 per game East Carolina allows.

TOP PERFORMERS: RJ Felton is shooting 46.7% and averaging 16.3 points for the Pirates. Brandon Johnson is averaging 15.3 points for East Carolina.

Meechie Johnson Jr. is shooting 49.0% and averaging 18.9 points for the Gamecocks. B.J. Mack is averaging 15.9 points for South Carolina.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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