The South Carolina basketball team opens its season tonight with a matchup versus instate foe USC Upstate. The Gamecocks are looking to improve upon a disappointing 2020 campaign where they won just six games and finished 12th in the conference standings.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. USC Upstate live stream
Game Day: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Game Time: 7:00 pm EDT
Tickets: Get Ticket Here
Live Stream: NCAA BK TV
South Carolina brings in a host of transfers and they return two of their top scoring threats in Jermaine Couisnard and Keyshawn Bryant. Gone, however, is leading scorer AJ Lawson who opted to skip his final season in pursuit of a professional career.
The Spartans were just 5-11 last season including a 80-60 defeat against Tennessee in their only matchup against an SEC foe. They return three of five starters from last year’s squad.
South Carolina leads the all-time series by an advantage of 4-1. USC Upstate’s lone win came in 2013, Frank Martin’s second season on the sidelines in Columbia.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. USC Upstate Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under
The WynnBET odds place South Carolina as being a 22.5 point favorite in its season opener, while USC Upstate is the underdog on the road. The Spartans have been given +1750 odds to win compared to the Gamecocks’ -3000 moneyline odds. The over/under in the matchup has been set at 148.5.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. USC Upstate Prediction Tonight
The Gamecocks should get off to a 1-0 start in the 2021 season despite having a ton of new faces on the court. Keyshawn Bryant and Jermaine Couisnard will pick up where they left off last year, while transfer additions Erik Stevenson, Chico Carter, James Reese, Josh Gray, and AJ Wilson will do their best to shine in their respective debuts. Look for freshman top 150 players Devin Carter and Jacobi Wright to see some playing time, too.
South Carolina should have a sizeable talent advantage and will be able to blow this thing open over the course of the matchup. USC Upstate struggled in Big South play last year and expectations for this season remain relatively low.
We’ll take the Gamecocks big in game one.
South Carolina – 87
USC Upstate – 66
What channel is the South Carolina game on tonight?
The South Carolina basketball game will be televised on SEC Network+ tonight. The matchup against the Spartans will tip off at 7 PM.