#97 South Carolina Gamecocks: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

How the South Carolina Gamecocks lured Frank Martin away from Kansas State is still one of the great mysteries of this college basketball off-season.  Martin will certainly have his work cut out for him since the Gamecocks lost three starters from last year’s team that finished dead last in the SEC.

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College Basketball 111 in 111: #107 South Carolina Gamecocks

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The South Carolina Gamecocks basketball tradition is as rich as a man selling air conditioners in Antarctica.  (Sorry, I don’t consider back-to-back NIT Championships in 2005 and 2006 adding any tradition to their program.)  SC is struggling to become a relevant SEC team and that figures to be the case again this season as Darrin Horn will have a very young team.

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99 in 99: #82 South Carolina Gamecocks

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Who was the first team to beat Kentucky last season?  If you said South Carolina, award yourself one imaginary point and hang it on your refrigerator.  The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days ranks the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-major programs.  Click here if you missed teams #83-#99

By: David Kay
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