South Carolina Basketball: Keys to the Gamecocks winning the SEC Tournament

The SEC Tournament begins on Wednesday. How could South Carolina basketball bring home the trophy?

South Carolina basketball point guard Ta'Lon Cooper
South Carolina basketball point guard Ta'Lon Cooper / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball's Keys to Success in the SEC Tournament:
Play "Gamecock Basketball" on offense

For those who have watched the Gamecocks play this season, a clear style of play has become synonymous with Lamont Paris' team. Carolina likes to play slow but efficiently on offense and fundamentally sound on defense. In other words, Coach Paris' group's preferred style of play is one in which they play under control.

In the Gamecocks' 6 losses this season, 4 of the defeats saw USC play in an uncharacteristic style. Against Alabama and Auburn, especially, this was true. In those games, the 'Cocks took quick shots on offense and settled for contested jump shots instead of working through the offense.

3-point shooting is a major emphasis for this offense. Even with their slow-paced attack, the Gamecocks rank 3rd in the conference in 3-point attempts. They also rebound well and take and make a lot of 3-pointers while limiting turnovers. Staying true to who they are and how they play will be crucial for the Gamecocks this postseason, both in the SEC Tournament and beyond.