2013–14 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team

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2013–14 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2013–14 record14–20 (5–13 SEC)
Head coachFrank Martin (2nd season)
Assistant coachMatt Figger
Assistant coachPerry Clark
Assistant coachLamont Evans
Home arenaColonial Life Arena
Seasons
2013–14 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Florida 18 0   1.000     36 3   .923
Kentucky 12 6   .667     29 11   .725
Georgia 12 6   .667     20 14   .588
Tennessee 11 7   .611     24 13   .649
Arkansas 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Missouri 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
LSU 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Ole Miss 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Texas A&M 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Vanderbilt 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Alabama 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Auburn 6 12   .333     14 16   .467
South Carolina 5 13   .278     14 20   .412
Mississippi State 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
2014 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2013–14 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team will represent the University of South Carolina during the 2013–14 college basketball season. The team's head coach is Frank Martin, who is in his second 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.

Before the season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Lakeem Jackson 30 Forward 6'5" 230 Senior Charlotte, North Carolina Graduated
Shane Phillips 55 Guard 5'10" 170 Senior Wheeling, West Virginia Graduated
Damien Leonard 32 Guard 6'4" 192 Sophomore Greenville, South Carolina Transferred to Furman
Brian Richardson 2 Guard 6'4" 171 Junior Wilson, North Carolina Transferred to High Point
RJ Slawson 33 Forward 6'8" 207 Junior Charleston, South Carolina Transferred to Jacksonville
Eric Smith 5 Guard 5'11" 210 Junior Mullins, South Carolina Transferred to Coastal Carolina

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sindarius Thornwell
SG
Lancaster, SC Oak Hill Academy (VA) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 1, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Demetrius Henry
PF
Fort Pierce, FL Faith Baptist 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 24, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Desmond Ringer
C
McDonough, GA Eagle's Landing 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Sep 25, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Duane Notice
SG
Toronto, ON St. Thomas More (CT) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Apr 1, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
Justin McKie
SG
Columbia, SC Irmo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oct 8, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 69
Jaylen Shaw
PG
Hartsville, SC Hartsville 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Apr 23, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 64
Reggie Thues, Jr.
SF
Los Angeles, CA Fairfax 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 63
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 28   Rivals: 23  ESPN: 23
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "South Carolina 2013 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  • "2013 South Carolina Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013.

Season[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Head coach Frank Martin announced the Gamecocks' league schedule on August 20, 2013.[2] The conference schedule was highlighted by trips to Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Tennessee, while playing host to Kentucky, LSU, Florida, and Alabama. The Gamecocks' non-conference schedule was finalized on September 4, 2013.[3] Highlighted by a trip to the annual Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii, the Gamecocks also scheduled games with Oklahoma State (as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge) and Baylor (as part of the ESPN Hoops Tip-Off Marathon).

The Gamecocks opened their season on November 3 with one exhibition game against USC Aiken, winning 84–72. South Carolina held a 17-point halftime lead but allowed the Pacers to close the gap late.[4]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Sindarius Thornwell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy Lancaster, SC
G 1 Brenton Williams 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Sr Osceola HS
Santa Fe College
Kissimmee, FL
G 4 Tyrone Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Jr Montrose Christian School
Villanova
Plainfield, NJ
G 5 Jaylen Shaw 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr Hartsville HS Hartsville, SC
G 10 Duane Notice 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr St. Thomas More School Woodbridge, ON
G 12 Austin Constable 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Henderson HS West Chester, PA
F 14 Laimonas Chatkevicius 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So South Kent School Klaipėda, Lithuania
F 15 Reggie Thues, Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Fairfax HS Los Angeles, CA
G 20 Justin McKie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Irmo HS Columbia, SC
F/C 21 Demetrius Henry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Faith Baptist Christian Miami, FL
G 23 Bruce Ellington 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Sr Berkeley HS Moncks Corner, SC
F 24 Michael Carrera 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) So Montrose Christian School Anzoátegui, Venezuela
F 25 Mindaugas Kacinas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Word of Life School Klaipėda, Lithuania
F/C 32 Desmond Ringer 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Fr Eagle's Landing HS McDonough, GA
F 35 Brian Steele 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Wade Hampton HS Greenville, SC
F 45 Carlton Geathers 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Jr Carvers Bay Georgetown, SC
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/3/2013*
2:00 pm
USC Aiken W 84–72 
Colonial Life Arena (N/A)
Columbia, SC
Non-conference games
11/9/2013*
1:00 pm
Longwood W 82-44  1–0
Colonial Life Arena (8,536)
Columbia, SC
11/12/2013*
3:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 23 Baylor
ESPN Tip-Off Marathon
L 66–64  1–1
Ferrell Center (5,706)
Waco, TX
11/17/2013*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
at Clemson
Battle of the Palmetto State
L 57–71  1–2
Littlejohn Coliseum (7,283)
Clemson, SC
11/24/2013*
1:00 pm, SPSO
FIU W 84–72  2–2
Colonial Life Arena (9,869)
Columbia, SC
12/6/2013*
9:30 pm, ESPNU
at No. 9 Oklahoma State
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 52–79  2–3
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
12/17/2013*
7:00 pm
Manhattan L 68–86  2–4
Colonial Life Arena (7,573)
Columbia, SC
12/19/2013*
4:00 pm, SPSO
USC Upstate L 68–74  2–5
Colonial Life Arena (7,531)
Columbia, SC
12/22/2013*
12:00 am, ESPNU
vs. Saint Mary's
Diamond Head Classic First Round
W 78–71  3–5
Stan Sheriff Center (N/A)
Honolulu, HI
12/23/2013*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Boise State
Diamond Head Classic Semifinals
L 54–80  3–6
Stan Sheriff Center (6,438)
Honolulu, HI
12/25/2013*
6:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Akron
Diamond Head Classic 3rd place game
W 69–59  4–6
Stan Sheriff Center (6,769)
Honolulu, H
12/28/2013*
4:00 pm, ESPNU
Akron
Diamond Head Classic
W 78–45  5–6
Colonial Life Arena (7,802)
Columbia, SC
12/30/2013*
7:00 pm, CSS
Marshall W 92–65  6–6
Colonial Life Arena (7,935)
Columbia, SC
1/3/2014*
7:00 pm, SPSO
South Carolina State W 82–75  7–6
Colonial Life Arena (7,357)
Columbia, SC
Conference games
1/8/2014
7:00 pm, CSS
at No. 10 Florida L 58–74  7–7 (0–1)
O'Connell Center (12,147)
Gainesville, FL
1/11/2014
1:30 pm, SECN
LSU L 68–71  7–8 (0–2)
Colonial Life Arena (12,071)
Columbia, SC
1/15/2014
8:00 pm, SECN
at Texas A&M L 67–75  7–9 (0–3)
Reed Arena (9,257)
College Station, TX
1/18/2014
4:30 pm, FSN
Ole Miss L 74–75  7–10 (0–4)
Colonial Life Arena (14,302)
Columbia, SC
1/22/2014
8:00 pm, SECN
at Georgia L 76–97  7–11 (0–5)
Stegeman Coliseum (5,366)
Athens, GA
1/25/2014
4:00 pm, SECN
at Missouri L 74–82  7–12 (0–6)
Mizzou Arena (12,033)
Columbia, MO
1/29/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Texas A&M W 80–52  8–12 (1–6)
Colonial Life Arena (9,950)
Columbia, SC
2/1/2014
1:30 pm, SECN
at Ole Miss L 75–71  8–13 (1–7)
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,977)
Oxford, MS
2/5/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Auburn L 79–74  8–14 (1–8)
Colonial Life Arena (8,581)
Columbia, SC
2/8/2014
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at Tennessee L 72–53  8–15 (1–9)
Thompson-Boling Arena (17,215)
Knoxville, TN
2/12/2014
8:00 pm, SECN
Vanderbilt W 65–59  9–15 (2–9)
Colonial Life Arena (9,829)
Columbia, SC
2/15/2014
4:00 pm, SECN
Alabama W 67–66  10–15 (3–9)
Colonial Life Arena (8,186)
Columbia, SC
2/19/2014
9:00 pm, CSS
at Arkansas L 64–71  10–16 (3–10)
Bud Walton Arena (15,017)
Fayetteville, AR
2/22/2014
1:30 pm, SECN
Georgia L 56–73  10–17 (3–11)
Colonial Life Arena (13,571)
Columbia, SC
2/26/2014
9:00 pm, FSN
at Auburn L 67–83  10–18 (3–12)
Auburn Arena (4,434)
Auburn, AL
3/1/2014
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 17 Kentucky W 72–67  11–18 (4–12)
Colonial Life Arena (15,303)
Columbia, SC
3/4/2014
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 1 Florida L 46–72  11–19 (4–13)
Colonial Life Arena (12,781)
Columbia, SC
3/8/2014
4:00 pm, SECN
at Mississippi State W 74–62  12–19 (5–13)
Humphrey Coliseum (6,105)
Starkville, MS
SEC Tournament
03/12/2014
7:00 pm
vs. Auburn
First round
W 74–56  13–19
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta, GA
03/13/2014
4:23 pm
vs. Arkansas
Second round
W 71–69  14–19
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta, GA
03/14/2014
3:30 pm
vs. Tennessee
Quarterfinals
L 44–59  14–20
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Jaylen Shaw was named AgSouth Athlete of the Week on November 25, 2013.[5]
  • Sindarius Thornwell was named SEC Freshman of the Week on January 13, 2014[6] and on February 17, 2014.[7]
  • Sindarius Thornwell was named Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week on February 18, 2014.[8]

References[edit]