The South Carolina Gamecocks come into this game with a very favorable seeding. They could potentially play their first two games in Greenville, South Carolina. Their fans will surely make the short trip to attend this week’s game(s).
I had Marquette as a potential #9 seed just due to some of their wins. They will be a hard ‘out’ in this tourney.
Can Marquette upset South Carolina in Greenville?
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are one of the most inconsistent teams in the field. They can look like one of the best teams in the country in one game and then turn around and lose the next game by double-digits. Their defense is their calling card, but sometimes their offense forgets to show up.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are the best three-point shooting team in the NCAA Tournament. They are coached by former Duke player and long-time assistant under Coach K, Steve Wojciechowski. He will have his players slapping the floor with the best of them. They already have one win over defending champion Villanova. Freshman guard Markus Howard is deadly when he pulls the trigger from behind the arc.
This game is being playing in Greenville, SC and will be like a home game for the Gamecocks. I just like Marquette’s three-point shooting ability. It seems like that aspect of the game is playing a larger part in the NCAA Tournament every year.
Prediction: #10 Marquette Golden Eagles
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