March Madness 2017: Baylor meets South Carolina in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

March Madness 2017: Baylor meets South Carolina in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament.

What time is the Baylor-South Carolina game?

No. 3 seed Baylor plays No. 7 South Carolina at 7:29 p.m. ET Friday in New York in the East Region.

What channel is the Baylor-South Carolina on?

The Baylor-South Carolina game is on TBS.

Who is favored to win the Baylor-South Carolina game?

The point spread as of Monday wasBaylor -3.5.

No. 3 Baylor

Coach: Scott Drew, 14th year

Overall record: 27-7

Scoring leader: Johnathan Motley, junior (17.3)

Rebounding leader: Johnathan Motley, junior (9.9)

Assists leader: Manu Lecomte, junior (3.9)

Famous non-athlete alum: Willie Nelson, singer-songwriter

Why Baylor can win:

Baylor proved in a hard-fought battle against No. 11 USC that it's more than just a one-man team. Johnathan Motley is a stud. He can score in bunches and rebound on both ends of the court— exemplified by his 32-point, 20-rebound performance against Texas this season.

Manu Lecomte,Terry Maston andAl Freeman are capable of filling up the score sheet as well. When Lecomte is hitting from deep, it opens up the paint for Motley to utilize his numerous post moves. South Carolina is stingy on defense, so Baylor cannot be one-dimensional.

No. 7 South Carolina

Coach: Frank Martin, fifth year

Overall record: 24-10

Scoring leader: Sindarius Thornwell, senior (21.4)

Rebounding leader: Sindarius Thornwell, senior (7.3)

Assists leader: PJ Dozier, sophomore; Sindarius Thornwell, senior(2.9)

Famous non-athlete alum: Darius Rucker, singer-songwriter

Why South Carolina can win:

Any team that can halt a red-hot Duke squad deserves recognition as a legitimate threat the rest of the tournament. South Carolina is full of hard-nosed players who usesuffocating defense and imposing physical strength to out-muscle opponents.

Thornwell is an underrated player who can put iton the deck or score with his back to the basket. Though the Gamecocks struggleto shoot from the field, they scoreby attacking the basket off turnovers and forced missed shots.

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