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South Carolina beat Florida, still undefeated with Thornwell

South Carolina remained perfect in the Southeastern Conference last night with a big win over previously unbeaten Florida in Columbia. The 24th-ranked Gamecocks, who will come to Rupp Arena to meet the Cats in two days, held No. 19 Florida to a season-low 53 points in the game. The Gators hadn’t been held to under 65 points all season prior to Wednesday night.

The win moved Carolina to 12-0 on the year when Sindarius Thornwell is in the lineup. The standout guard was suspended six games in December for an unspecified violation and his team went 3-3 in his absence. Thornwell had 20 of the Gamecocks’ 57 points in last night’s win, 15 of those coming in the second half.

Afterwards, Thornwell told reporters,”Before the game, I was saying these are the games you prepare for in your backyard growing up.”

He likely feels the same about Saturday’s game against your fifth-ranked Wildcats.

Beat the Cocks.

(They’re good.)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for South Carolina beat Florida, still undefeated with Thornwell

  1. MattRice
    10:44 am January 19, 2017 Permalink

    That last sentence is unfortunate.

    • Mathlete
      10:57 am January 19, 2017 Permalink

      only for those being left unbeaten…

    • Megan
      8:28 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

      Hm. How to handle those Cocks. Jump on them early. Go up and down at a furious pace. Beat them without mercy. Spank them. Slap them upside the head. Wax them. Probe them. If we can generate enough electricity, we can shock the hell out of them. Polish them off. Or we could just edge them in a painful ordeal lasting two, two and a half hours. Boy, that’d be torture. What to do, what to do.

  2. Mathlete
    11:05 am January 19, 2017 Permalink

    I’m interested to see how UK does against SC, they like to play the same style as Littlebro where they’re extremely efficient on defense (#1 in KenPom AdjD… when did that happen??) but light on offense. They’re not anywhere near as offensively talented as Littlebro but their defense is statistically a little better, UK will struggle to score so we’ll have to play some defense for a change

  3. Aar
    11:39 am January 19, 2017 Permalink

    I wonder what excuse they’ll come up with to keep Thornwell out on Saturday? Gotta keep that perfect record intact!

    Seriously, though, it’s gonna be a very tough game. If UK’s O gets rolling it could turn into a pretty game very quickly, especially in Rupp. I suspect defense will rule the day, though.

    • Megan
      8:37 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

      However we treat those Cocks, I want to see some spunk. And not little bursts. I mean loads of spunk. It’s called spurtability. I can’t get enough of it. If they’ve shot their wad and there’s nothing left to give, you gotta keep jacking it. A good stroke will always produce a nice release. And these young athletes should have the stamina to shoot all night.

  4. EdC
    2:05 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

    With SEC officials it is going to be very difficult for the offense to get rolling. It will likely be another 50+ foul affair and we have to be very good in our half court game on both sides. Should win of course but the pace will likely be a typical SEC pace. Martin isn’t going to run with us and SEC officials will do only what they are capable of, call fouls when in doubt.

  5. jaws2
    3:01 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

    If the refs blow the whistle the way they have been lately, this game may last 4 hours. If we’re poor from the line Saturday, we’re going to lose. It’s that simple.

    • UK Big Board Update
      3:31 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

      You heard it here first, folks…

    • Megan
      8:38 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, the last thing we want is for the refs to insert themselves. This is about those Cocks and how we’re going to abuse them. They belong to us. We own them. We can do with them as we please.

      I need a smoke.