Florida State (5-3) vs. South Carolina (6-2)
Rock Hill Sports & Events Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Caleb Mills and Florida State will go up against Erik Stevenson and South Carolina. The junior Mills is averaging 14.4 points over the last five games. Stevenson, a senior, is averaging 13.6 points over the last five games.
PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both teams this year. Stevenson, Jermaine Couisnard and James Reese V have collectively scored 45 percent of South Carolina’s points this season. For Florida State, Malik Osborne, Anthony Polite and RayQuan Evans have combined to score 35 percent of the team’s points this season, including 39 percent of all Seminoles points over their last five.MIGHTY MILLS: Mills has connected on 40 percent of the 25 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 9 over the last three games. He’s also converted 78.6 percent of his foul shots this season.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Gamecocks have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Seminoles. South Carolina has 37 assists on 74 field goals (50 percent) across its previous three outings while Florida State has assists on 38 of 78 field goals (48.7 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Florida State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 25.1 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Seminoles 30th among Division I teams. South Carolina has turned the ball over on 21.5 percent of its possessions (ranking the Gamecocks 299th, nationally).
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