South Carolina basketball follows up big LSU win with home takedown of Vanderbilt

South Carolina basketball remained undefeated with a home takedown of the Vanderbilt Commodores, following up the LSU win with a strong performance.

South Carolina basketball guard Raven Johnson
South Carolina basketball guard Raven Johnson / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Vanderbilt Commodores:
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball started off a little sluggish against Vanderbilt, perhaps due to the rest-disparity, butthe Gamecocks finished strong, knocking off the Commodores 91-74 at Colonial Life Arena.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Vanderbilt

Points

Leader: Aga Makurat and Sacha Washington each with 18

Rebounds

Leader: Aga Makurat and Sacha Washington each with 7

Assists

Leader: Jordyn Cambridge with 8

Steals

Leader: Jordyn Cambridge with 2

Blocks

Leader: Justina Pissott with 2

Other

The Commodores' duo of Aga Makarat and Sacha Washington combined for 36 points on 12-20 shooting and 8-9 from the free throw line, while the rest of the team went 15-47 and took just 4 more free throw attempts

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Kamilla Cardoso with 23

Rebounds

Leader: Ashlyn Watkins with 8

Assists

Leader: Raven Johnson with 7

Steals

Leader: Three players each with 3

Blocks

Leader: Ashlyn Watkins with 3

Other

The Gamecocks only turned the ball over 6 times for the entire game; 4 Gamecocks (Raven Johnson, Te-Hina Paopao, Bree Hall, and MiLaysia Fulwiley had at least 3 assists) as the team racked up a 20-6 assist-turnover ratio

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Raven Johnson-Te-Hina Paopao-Bree Hall-Chloe Kitts-Kamilla Cardoso
  • Vanderbilt jumped out to a quick lead as they seemed to have more energy than the Gamecocks (Vanderbilt was off this week, Carolina played on Thursday).
  • The Commodores tied the Gamecocks in 1st half rebounding 19-19, and both teams were really good on the offensive glass.
  • Aga Makarat was a problem for the Gamecocks as they constantly lost track of her around the 3-point line.
  • The reserves were bad on defense, allowing Vanderbilt to score 25 points in the 4th quarter (including 11 for Sacha Washington).
  • Kamilla Cardoso, Chloe Kitts, and Raven Johnson combined for just 2 minutes in the 4th quarter.
  • Transition defense wasn't great again on Sunday as the Gamecocks gave up 12 easy points on fast breaks, including one time in which they didn't get back in time to collect the fast break miss, allowing a 2nd chance bucket before anyone made it down the court.
  • Carolina didn't shoot it well from outside, knocking down just 30% of their shots, including a 1-7 effort from Te-Hina Paopao.

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