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Chris Silva could be a problem for Kentucky

PJ Washington knows how good Chris Silva is. (Jeff Houchin Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

When South Carolina beat Kentucky last year, forward Chris Silva had a then-career high 27 points and helped the Gamecocks force 16 turnovers that they turned into 15 points. He was also a big reason UK went 1-for-11 from 3-point range.

The senior leads South Carolina in points (14.1), rebounds (7.0), and blocked shots (2.0) per game, and also in total free throws made (102) and attempted (136) going into tonight’s game at Kentucky. He has averaged 20.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per outing during the last five games and hit 11 3-pointers.

South Carolina coach Frank Martin said Silva, a preseason all-SEC choice, is “playing with the vigor, the enthusiasm, the defensive presence” that made him such a good player last year. t
“That allows him to play with great confidence offensively,” Martin said. “The last six weeks or so he has really played well. The only two games he did not play well he was in foul trouble.”
Kentucky knows Siva could be trouble tonight.

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  1. The Gamecocks have size and beef and play bully ball. Will we fight fire with fire or step back? It makes for an ugly game, but most are going to play this way against us. We might as well embrace the physicality and become bullies too.

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