The Gamecocks come out swinging, but the young Cats weather the early storm to take a 37-34 halftime lead!!
The Jarred Vanderbilt finally steps on the court in the blue and white for the first time in his college career adding some depth for the thin cats tonight!! 2 points, 3 boards and 1 assisst for Vanderbilt in the first half. He looked really good grabbing rebounds and pushing the ball up the floor for the cats!!
Notable 1st Half Stats: Cats with 11 first half turnovers, South Carolina plays a physical in your face kinda defense. Cats need to find a way to get that number down in the second half. The Cats did out rebound the physical gamecocks in the 1st half 21-18.
Keys to the 2nd Half:
1: Value the BALL!!
2: Turn the Gamecocks into a jump shooting team
3: Keep Chris Silva from Breaking the rim, 3 Dunks in the first half OUCH!!!
4: Knock down some perimeter shots, Cats were 0-4 from downtown in the 1st half