The Gamecocks go on the road to open their SEC season against the Ole Miss Rebels tonight at 6pm. This will officially be the last game of 2017 for the Gamecocks, a magical year in Gamecock basketball history. The Gamecocks hope to capture some of that magic from last March on Sunday evening.
The Gamecocks come in at #60 while Ole Miss sits #82 in the KenPom rankings.
The Gamecocks come into tonight's game at a very respectable #39 RPI ranking. This is good for just 8th best in the SEC, a real testament to the improvement in the SEC. Ole Miss is dead last in the SEC with 172nd best RPI in the country. This number will improve as the season goes along but the Gamecocks won't see any type of immediate boost to their RPI with a win and a loss would have an immediate negative impact.
The Gamecocks are projected as four points better than Ole Miss on a neutral court. The game at Ole Miss makes this game a toss up.
The simulation has Ole Miss winning 71-70
The Gamecocks are road underdogs getting 2.5 points and the over/under sits at 147.5
This game should come down to the wire. Take the Gamecocks with the 2.5 points and look for the game to go under the 147.5 total.