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Tough schedule ahead

South Carolina got no favors from the Southeastern Conference schedule-makers. Following a Jan. 7 loss to No. 2 Kentucky on the road in the initial Southeastern Conference game, the Gamecocks return home to host Eastern Division foes Vanderbilt on Jan. 10 and Florida on Jan. 14.

The Gamecocks were on the short end of a 79-64 decision against Kentucky in a game that wasn't that close. Continuing a season-long theme, they struggled to put the ball in the hoop. South Carolina connected on a mere 39.1 percent of its shots against the Wildcats, with only freshman Damien Leonard showing any consistency. Leonard came off the bench to lead the team with 15 points. The Gamecocks... Recommended Stories

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