Monthly Archives: March 2013

What I’m reading

College Football: The Best Passing Quarterbacks since 2005, by Chase Stuart.  Quick – who do you think wins here for USC (he’s #151)?  Who was better last year – Shaw or Thompson?  Click the link, use the filter, and find … Continue reading

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The 2012-13 season has concluded. What now?

The Gamecocks’ season ended last Wednesday night in Nashville with a disappointing loss to Mississippi State, 70-59.  State jumped out to an 11-point lead over the last 10 minutes of the first half and Carolina never really threatened from there … Continue reading

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Around the internet

You can find us on the Half Cocked Show podcast here. We also voted in the end-of-regular season SEC power poll here. Ken Pomeroy calculated the odds of victory for each team during each step of the SEC tournament.  Our … Continue reading

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Better Know Mississippi State (yet again)

For the third time this season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks will square off on the hardwood.  The teams split their regular season meetings, with State winning by two in Starkville back in January and the … Continue reading

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Brenton Williams drops 38, Gamecocks win final home game over State 79-72

On what was supposed to be a night where the focus was on Lakeem Jackson, Brenton Williams stole the show, scoring 38 points while using 38 percent of our possessions in 31 minutes, and the Gamecocks turned over State just … Continue reading

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Better Know An Opponent: Mississippi State (redux)

The Gamecocks wrap up their home schedule this Wednesday evening with a match-up against fellow cellar dwellers Mississippi State.  South Carolina comes into this game on a three-game skid, the most recent of which included some interesting roster decisions.  State … Continue reading

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What I’m reading: March 5, 2013

The Rockets Reach for Greatness, by Zach Lowe.  A look at a team using advanced analytics somewhat successfully, and including a discussion of the limitations of how far it has taken them thus far. John Lanchaster rides the London Underground, … Continue reading

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A&M wins by 18, Martin shows only he and Bruce have job security

So, that was interesting. On Saturday night, freshman Brian Steele got his first start of his career in place of senior Lakeem Jackson, and quintupled his playing time on the season (going from 5 minutes to 30 minutes).  Shane Phillips … Continue reading

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Better Know An Opponent: Texas A&M

This is going to have to serve as a mini-preview of Texas A&M as well, so buckle in.  The Aggies have had a very up-and-down run of it in their first SEC season, and come into the game at 6-9 … Continue reading

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Missouri demolishes Gamecocks inside, 90-68

The game went about as badly as expected.  In our preview, we indicated we didn’t see a way that the Gamecocks could stop Missouri inside.  But we meant Missouri might hit 60-65% of its shots inside, while holding the Gamecocks … Continue reading

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