Men’s pregame: USC vs. St. John’s

November 28, 2012 

WHO: USC Gamecocks 5-1, St. John’s Red Storm 4-2

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Carnesecca Arena, Queens, N.Y.

TV: ESPNU

RADIO: WNKT 107.5 FM

SERIES: St. John’s leads 3-0

COACHES: Frank Martin (5-1 in first season at USC, 122-55 in sixth season); Steve Lavin (27-4 in third season at SJU; 172-94, in 10th season)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Game marks the first meeting between the teams since Frank McGuire took the Gamecocks to his former stomping grounds in 1975. … It is the Gamecocks’ first true road game and third away from Colonial Life Arena. … In two games in Mexico, USC’s bench accounted for 67 points. … USC ranks second in the SEC and 16th nationally with a rebounding margin of plus-11.2.

STARTING LINEUPS

GAMECOCKS

POS. HT. NAME PPG
G5-11Eric Smith7.7
G6-2LaShay Page15.5
F6-5Michael Carrera12.3
F6-5Lakeem Jackson11.2
F6-8RJ Slawson3.8

RED STORM

POS. HT. NAME PPG
G6-2Phil Greene IV13.8
G6-3D’Angelo Harrison21.2
G6-4Felix Balamou3.6
F6-7Christian Jones5.3
F6-8JaKarr Sampson12.3

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