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Top of the Key: MBB vs. Vanderbilt

The Gamecocks host the Commodores at 6 p.m. at the Colonial Life Arena tonight. The team looks to improve its conference record to 3-0 and pick up another SEC win at home. You can watch the game live on CSS, ESPN360.com, and ESPN Full Court. You can also listen live to the Gamecock ISP Sports Network with Andy Demetra and Casey Manning.

South Carolina (11-5, 2-0) Notes

  • The series with Vanderbilt is tied at 22-22. South Carolina holds an 11-9 advantage in games played in Columbia.
  • The Gamecocks will continue to look to Devan Downey whose 3.1 steals per game lead the league and rank second in the nation.
  • Junior forward Sam Muldrow is still in search of his first career double-double. He has recorded two games with double-digit rebounds – they just have not matched his 12 career double-digit scoring games.
  • Devan Downey leads the team and the league in scoring with 20.1 ppg. He has lead or shared the team lead in 12 games this season. Downey’s on a hot streak of late, scoring 62 points in the first two league games of the season.
  • South Carolina is 5-0 in games in which it hits at least 50% from the field. From beyond the arc, the Gamecocks are 4-1 when connecting on at least 40% of their attempts.

Vanderbilt (13-3, 2-0) Notes

  • In the Kevin Stallings era, the Commodores have started off 2-0 in conference play twice (2004, 05, 2005-06), but have never started 3-0.
  • Junior center A.J. Ogilvy has scored 20 or more points in 20 games in his three-year Vanderbilt career, and the Commodores are 19-1 in those games. Also, when he attempts 10 or more free throws, VU is 15-1 in his three-year career.
  • Senior guard Jermaine Beal’s scoring has continued to increase each season. In 2009-10 so far, he is averaging 13.2 points per game. He is also 17 points shy of the 1,000-point barrier in his VU career.
  • Stallings has a 9-11 record all-time against South Carolina, but has won six out of his last seven games against the Gamecocks.
  • Vanderbilt has had five different leading scorers, five different leading rebounders, five different assist leaders, and six different leading shot blockers so far this season. Eight different Commodores have scored in double figures this season.

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Vanderbilt Gameday Need to Know

Time: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET

Location: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC

TV Coverage: ESPNU
Broadcast Team: Eric Collins and Brock Huard

TV Replay: SportsSouth, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET
Broadcast Team: Andy Demetra and Brad Muller

Radio Coverage: Gamecock Radio Network – Flagship 107.5 FM (Click here for an affiliate in your area)
Broadcast Team: Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs and Terry Cousin
In-Stadium Radio Frequency: Tune to 107.5 if you’re at the game to hear the Gamecock Radio Network broadcast or E1 on your Live Sports Radio

Satellite Radio:XM 217/Sirius 201

Digital Coverage: Gamecocks Gameday Live

Weather: Hi 77/Lo 51/Chance of rain 40%

Important Parking and Traffic Info:

The Fairgrounds parking lot, which is free to all patrons, will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday for both fair and football
parking. Vehicles will be parked on a first-come, first-serve basis until the lot fills up. Vehicles will be allowed to enter
through either Gate 6 off Assembly Street or Gate 10 off Bluff Road. Fairgrounds employees will handle all parking in
the Fairgrounds lot. No tents, awnings or grills will be allowed. Gamecock Club hanging tags will not be recognized
nor is there any reserved media parking. Gates 7, 8 and 9 will be used as exit gates only.

Patrons with a Gamecock Club handicapped parking tag will need to enter off Bluff Road through Gate 10 into the
Fairgrounds. Those vehicles will be parked along the fence line near Williams-Brice Stadium on a space available
basis. There will be limited handicapped shuttle service available to the stadium from the Fairgrounds for those parked
in the Fairgrounds handicapped parking spaces.

University of South Carolina lots will open at 1 p.m. for those fans with appropriate parking passes. Those lots include
Williams-Brice Stadium, ETV and Key Road. The Armory lot will open at 2 p.m.

Fans without a parking pass are encouraged to park in the lots around the Colonial Life Arena and ride the shuttle to
Williams-Brice Stadium. The service is $3 round trip. Riders will be dropped off and picked up at the same location,
which is on Rosewood Drive east of the main gate to the fairgrounds. The shuttle service will begin at 4 p.m. and will
continue for 90 minutes after the game ends. It also will have limited service during the game. Pregame pick-up and
post-game drop-off points will be at the Russell House, University Union, Coliseum Lots A, B, C and D and Capital
City Stadium. For more information on the shuttle, click here.

What to Do on Gameday:

Gamecock Village will be closed because of the South Carolina State Fair, but Bojangles’ Gameday will be open:

  • Buick, Pontiac, GMC – Title sponsor with a 2010 Buick LaCrosse and free t-shirts
  • Addam’s Bookstore – selling Gamecock merchandise
  • Arthur State Bank – free Croakies
  • Food Lion
  • Carolina Honda Powerhouse – Two small motorcycles to help promote their Great Gamecock Grades promotion. Any student in grades 1 – 6 with B’s or better on their report card is eligible to register. A drawing for the winner will take place in December at their location on Buckner Rd.
  • Athlon Sports – They will be sampling Dean’s Dairy Dip and Dean’s Pretzel Dip and giving away free hot chocolate. They will be giving away Dean’s Dip Chip Clips. There will be two Mini Coopers on display at their tent location.
  • Blanchard CAT – Skid steer wrapped in South Carolina team colors.
  • Cocky Bounce house

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Gamecocks Gameday Live (Vanderbilt Edition)


Gamecocks Gameday Live will provide you with instant information, key stats, drive summaries and sideline updates during Gamecock football games.  Whether you’re in the stands, at home or out watching the game with a group of Gamecock fans, you can make sure you have the most up-to-date info on game day.  The best part of all – it’s free!

How can I access Gamecocks Gameday Live?

  • Twitter – Follow The Editor @SpursUpBlog for in-game tweets.
  • Text Messaging – Text “livefb” to 32391 to receive free in-game text messages (Standard carrier rates apply).
  • Facebook – Become a fan of GamecocksOnline to see game updates on Facebook.
  • Gametracker – Visit www.GamecocksOnline.com to get instant stats with Gametracker.
  • Radio – Tune your radio to the Gamecock Radio Network to hear Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs and Terry Cousin broadcast the game.  Click here for an affiliate in your area. If you’re in the stadium on Saturday night, tune your radio headset to 107.5 or tune your Live Sports Radio to E1.
  • Television – Look for the Gamecocks on your television.  Saturday’s game is available on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET.

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The 411 on the Vanderbilt Commodores


What happened last week…The Commodores lost to Georgia for their fourth straight SEC loss of the season. Vanderbilt remains winless in the conference.  Click here for recap

The last time they played the Gamecocks…Vanderbilt beat South Carolina 24-17 in Nashville for their second consecutive win over the Gamecocks. Click here for recap

Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…

  • Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson is a Columbia native and attended Eau Claire High School.
  • Johnson and South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman were both assistant football coaches together at Furman University.
  • Three active Vanderbilt players (DE Teriall Brannon (Spartanburg), OT Kyle Fischer (Columbia), and PK Ryan Fowler(Taylors)) come from South Carolina.
  • Vanderbilt’s defense ranks among the top six in the SEC in total defense, scoring defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency and first downs allowed.

Click here for a Vanderbilt roster

Offensive Stats
Points Per Game:
Yardage Per Game: 330.14 (150.57 passing, 179.57 rushing)
Turnovers: 10 (3 fumbles, 7 interceptions)

Defensive Stats
Points Allowed Per Game:
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 304.14 (133.57 passing, 170.57 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 15 (6 fumbles, 9 interceptions)

Offensive Leaders
Larry Smith – 7 TD, 3 INT, 967 yds, 45.8% completion; Averages 138.1 yds per game
Receiving: John Cole 19 rec for 200 yds; Udom Umoh 15 rec for 190 yds, 1 TD; Brandon Barden 14 rec for 160 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Warren Norman 79 carries for 450 yds, 3 TD, 64.29 yds per game; Zac Stacy 74 carries for 314 yds, 1 TD, 52.3 yds per game

Defensive Leaders
Chris Marve 65 tackles (31 solo); Patrick Benoist 58 (23 solo)
Tackles for Loss: Casey Heyward 7.5 for -17 yds; Chris Marve 5 for -19 yds

Kicking Game
Field Goals:
Ryan Fowler 8-12 FG, Long 41 yds; 13-13 XP
Punting: Brett Upson 50 punts, 42.23 per kick average


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