2012–13 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team

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2012–13 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball
Conference Southeastern Conference
2012–13 record 14–18 (4–14 SEC)
Head coach Frank Martin (1st season)
Assistant coach Brad Underwood
Assistant coach Matt Figger
Assistant coach Lamont Evans
Home arena Colonial Life Arena
Seasons
2012–13 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Florida 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
Ole Miss 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Alabama 12 6   .667     23 13   .639
Kentucky 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Missouri 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Tennessee 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Arkansas 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
LSU 9 9   .500     19 12   .613
Georgia 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Vanderbilt 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Texas A&M 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
South Carolina 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Mississippi State 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Auburn 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2013 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team represent the University of South Carolina in the 2012–13 college basketball season. The team's head coach is Frank Martin, who is in his first season at South Carolina. The team plays their home games at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina as a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Gamecocks posted a record of 10–21 (2-14 SEC) in the 2011–12 season and finished twelfth in the SEC standings. The Gamecocks at the conclusion of the season terminated head coach Darrin Horn after his fourth season as coach. In his place the Gamecocks hired Frank Martin, who had coached the previous five seasons at Kansas State. While at Kansas State, Martin guided the Wildcats to four NCAA Tournament berths including an Elite Eight appearance in 2010.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Williams, BrentonBrenton Williams 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Jr Kissimmee, Florida
G 2 Richardson, BrianBrian Richardson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jr Wilson, North Carolina
G 5 Smith, EricEric Smith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Mullins, South Carolina
F 14 Chatkevicius, LaimonasLaimonas Chatkevicius 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Fr Klaipeda, Lithuania
G 23 Ellington, BruceBruce Ellington 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Jr Moncks Corner, South Carolina
F 24 Carrera, MichaelMichael Carrera 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Fr Rockville, Maryland
F 25 Kacinas, MindaugasMindaugas Kacinas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Klaipeda, Lithuania
F 30 Jackson, LakeemLakeem Jackson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
G 32 Leonard, DamienDamien Leonard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) So Greenville, South Carolina
F 33 Slawson, RJRJ Slawson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Charleston, South Carolina
F 45 Geathers, CarltonCarlton Geathers 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Georgetown, South Carolina
G 55 Phillips, ShaneShane Phillips 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Wheeling, West Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2013-01-12

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Carlton Geathers Laimonas Chatkevicius
PF Lakeem Jackson Mindaugas Kacinas RJ Slawson
SF Michael Carrera Brian Richardson
SG Damien Leonard Shane Phillips
PG Bruce Ellington Eric Smith Brenton Williams

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct. 30, 2012*
7:00 pm
Kentucky Wesleyan W 68–67 
 22  Williams   10  Jackson   3  Williams  Colonial Life Arena (–)
Columbia, SC
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov. 11, 2012*
3:00 pm, ESPN3
Milwaukee W 82–75 OT 1–0
 19  Page   15  Carrera   4  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (7,335)
Columbia, SC
Nov. 16, 2012*
7:00 pm
Morgan State W 87–71  2–0
 20  Page   8  Jackson   4  Jackson  Colonial Life Arena (8,019)
Columbia, SC
Nov. 19, 2012*
7:00 pm
Rider W 88–76  3–0
 22  Williams   7  Jackson   6  Richardson  Colonial Life Arena (7,157)
Columbia, SC
Nov. 21, 2012*
7:00 pm
Elon L 53–65  3–1
 14  Jackson   10  Jackson   4  Richardson  Colonial Life Arena (6,754)
Columbia, SC
Nov. 24, 2012*
7:00 pm
vs. Missouri State
Hoops for Hope Classic
W 74–67 OT 4–1
 22  Page   6  Page   6  Smith  TBD (303)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Nov. 25, 2012*
9:30 pm
vs. Arkansas–Little Rock
Hoops for Hope Classic
W 74–62  5–1
 17  Williams   15  Jackson   5  Tied  TBD (276)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Nov. 29, 2012*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
at St. John's
SEC–Big East Challenge
L 65–89  5–2
 11  Carrera   11  Carrera   2  Tied  Carnesecca Arena (4,902)
Queens, New York
Dec. 2, 2012*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
Clemson L 55–64  5–3
 16  Williams   6  Tied   3  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (10,684)
Columbia, SC
Dec. 7, 2012*
7:00 pm
Jacksonville W 91–74  6–3
 17  Carrera   9  Carrera   7  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (6,980)
Columbia, SC
Dec. 19, 2012*
5:00 pm
Appalachian State W 74–69  7–3
 16  Jackson   12  Kacinas   9  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (N/A)
Columbia, SC
Dec. 22, 2012*
5:30 pm
vs. Manhattan
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational
W 63–57  8–3
 17  Williams   11  Jackson   3  Tied  Barclays Center (N/A)
Brooklyn, NY
Dec. 29, 2012*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Presbyterian W 76–60  9–3
 16  Richardson   6  Tied   5  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (7,344)
Columbia, SC
Jan. 5, 2013*
1:30 pm, ESPN3
South Carolina State W 80–69  10–3
 16  Jackson   10  Kacinas   7  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (7,394)
Columbia, SC
SEC Regular Season
Jan. 9, 2013
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Mississippi State L 54–56  10–4 (0–1)
 20  Richardson   8  Richardson   5  Smith  Humphrey Coliseum (6,034)
Starkville, MS
Jan. 12, 2013
1:45 pm, SECN/ESPN3
Auburn L 71–74  10–5 (0–2)
 18  Ellington   9  Leonard   5  Tied  Colonial Life Arena (9,117)
Columbia, SC
Jan. 16, 2013
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at LSU W 82–73 OT 11–5 (1–2)
 23  Carrera   11  Jackson   4  Jackson  Maravich Center (6,654)
Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 19, 2013
1:30 pm, SECN/ESPN3
Vanderbilt L 51–58  11–6 (1–3)
 16  Williams   10  Jackson   2  Ellington, Williams  Colonial Life Arena (11,175)
Columbia, SC
Jan. 22, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at #22 Missouri L 65–71  11–7 (1–4)
 16  Williams   9  Ellington   3  Jackson, Ellington  Mizzou Arena (11,830)
Columbia, MO
Jan. 26, 2013
1:30 pm, SECN/ESPN3
Arkansas W 75–54  12–7 (2–4)
 20  Richardson   7  Chatkevicius   4  Ellington  Colonial Life Arena (10,926)
Columbia, SC
Jan. 30, 2013
8:00 pm, SECN/ESPN3
at #4 Florida L 36–75  12–8 (2–5)
 13  Carrera   9  Carrera   3  Ellington  O'Connell Center (10,533)
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 2, 2013
1:45 pm, SECN/ESPN3
Georgia L 56–67  12–9 (2–6)
 16  Carrera   7  Carrera   2  Jackson, Ellington, Smith  Colonial Life Arena (11,327)
Columbia, SC
Feb. 5, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Kentucky L 55–77  12–10 (2–7)
 18  Carrera   6  Carrera, Leonard   2  Smith, Leonard  Rupp Arena (22,559)
Lexington, KY
Feb. 10, 2013
1:00 pm, FSN/ESPN3
Tennessee L 61–66  12–11 (2–8)
 18  Carrera   11  Carrera   5  Ellington  Colonial Life Arena (10,101)
Columbia, SC
Feb. 14, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN2
LSU L 46–64  12–12 (2–9)
 10  Jackson   8  Carrera   3  Jackson  Colonial Life Arena (7,486)
Columbia, SC
Feb. 16, 2013
4:00 pm, SECN/ESPN3
at Alabama L 58–68  12–13 (2–10)
 14  Williams   9  Jackson   3  Ellington  Coleman Coliseum (13,112)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb. 20, 2013
7:00 pm, CSS/ESPN3
Ole Miss W 63–62  13–13 (3–10)
 13  Carrera   13  Carrera   5  Smith  Colonial Life Arena (7,721)
Columbia, SC
Feb. 23, 2013
2:00 pm, CBS Sports
at Georgia L 54–62 OT 13–14 (3–11)
 11  Ellington   10  Chatkevicius   3  Ellington  Stegeman Coliseum (6,590)
Athens, GA
Feb. 28, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN2
Missouri L 68–90  13–15 (3–12)
 20  Leonard   4  Carrera, Kacinas   4  Ellington, Smith  Colonial Life Arena (9,360)
Columbia, SC
Mar. 2, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Texas A&M L 56–74  13–16 (3–13)
 16  Carrera   9  Carrera   6  Ellington  Reed Arena (9,561)
College Station, TX
Mar. 6, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Mississippi State W 79–72  14–16 (4–13)
 38  Williams   8  Jackson   6  Ellington  Colonial Life Arena (7,860)
Columbia, SC
Mar. 9, 2013
1:30 pm, SECN
at Vanderbilt L 64–74  14–17 (4–14)
 17  Williams   13  Carrera   4  Smith  Memorial Gymnasium (10,279)
Nashville, TN
2013 SEC Tournament
March 13, 2013
7:30 pm, SECN
vs. Mississippi State
SEC Tournament First Round
L 59–70  14–18
 13  Ellington   7  Steele   4  Williams  Bridgestone Arena (7,879)
Nashville, TN
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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