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About marvinnedick

Blogging from the mid-Atlantic on Gamecock sports, as well as general musings on sports theory otherwise.

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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What I’m Reading: 2.28.13

Strength of Schedule: Miamia versus Michigan, by Jacob Wheatley-Schaller.  A piece that should help you consider (or re-consider) how you view strength of schedule. One Last Post on 3P% Defense, by Ken Pomeroy.  I thought this point had been addressed … Continue reading

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Better Know An Opponent: Missouri (redux)

The Gamecocks continue through their portion of the season with nothing but return games from prior match-ups (this Saturday’s game in College Station is the exception) as they welcome Missouri to our Columbia for the first time ever. Many Gamecock … Continue reading

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SEC Power Poll: 2.26.13

The poll follows below.  You’ll never guess who tops it…   Also, as Whittle notes: @chickenhoops Not sure power can be associated in any manner with SEC basketball. — John Whittle (@johnmwhittle) February 12, 2013

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Gamecocks (and CBS) falter down the stretch, lose to Georgia 62-54 in OT

The Gamecocks dropped a game that I would’ve found utterly comical had they not been involved in it, with a disheartening 62-54 overtime loss in Athens to finish off being swept by the Georgia Bulldogs in regular season SEC play. … Continue reading

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Gamecocks finally get it right, beat Ole Miss 63-62

Well that was unexpected.  The Ole Miss Rebels came into Columbia trying to solidify their hold on an NCAA tournament birth.  Instead, they were sent back to Oxford searching for answers (that likely aren’t going to be found inside the … Continue reading

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