The South Carolina Gamecocks lost to the Florida Gators by the score of 79-65. The loss moves USC’s overall record to 8-9 and 0-3 in SEC play.
So what did we learn in the defeat, here is our takeaways:
1. USC needs one more offensive threat to emerge: Bruce Ellington had 17 points and Malik Cooke had 10 points. No one else was in double-digits. The Gamecocks need at least three threats.
2. USC must not live beyond the three point line: USC shot 9-of-24 from 3 ball land. Maybe make the extra pass or drive the lane to get a closer shot. No need to put the fate of the game on a long-range shot.
3. USC has to play better perimeter defense: UF shot 12-of-24 from 3 ball land and all three starting guards for the Gators had double-digit scoring games. USC needs to put forth a more solid effort defensively. USC is rebounding well this year and shooting better but needs to play better defense.