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.