MBB opens SEC play at S. Carolina
Jan. 6, 2011
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The Vanderbilt Commodores open their 77th season of SEC competition when they travel to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks at 4 p.m. CT in Columbia. The game can be heard on the Vanderbilt Sports Network from IMG College and vucommodores.com.
The game will be televised by ESPN2, with Brad Nessler and Jimmy Dykes handling the play-by-play and color duties.
Series Info: The all-time series is tied at 23. South Carolina leads 11-10 in games played in Columbia.
About South Carolina
Freshman guard Bruce Ellington leads the Gamecocks with 14.2 points per game - he also paces the team in assists with 3.9 per game. Ellington is the only South Carolina player averaging double figures, but five players average at least 8.6 points per game.
The South Carolina Series
South Carolina leads the series in Columbia with an 11-10 advantage. The Commodores lead 12-10 at Memorial Gym, and the Gamecocks lead 2-1 at neutral sites.
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Commodores Hampered By Injuries
John Jenkins, VU's leading scorer, missed the game after suffering a concussion on Saturday, and Andre Walker, who returned for one game (Marquette) after missing four with mononucleosis, suffered a sprained ankle in the Commodores' Friday practice.
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