Paris updates state of #Gamecock basketball one game into the SEC schedule (AUDIO)

Lamont Paris hopes his Gamecocks can give Tennessee a good fight Saturday afternoon (Chris Gillespie)

The USC men’s basketball team opened SEC play Tuesday night with an overtime loss at Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks held a small lead for much of the second half, but needed a Hayden Brown put back at the buzzer to force overtime. They eventually lost by five.

The Gamecocks will host 8th ranked Tennessee Saturday afternoon. The Vols are 12-2 and coming off a 34-point win over Mississippi State. Rick Barnes has another deep and talented team which will compete for the SEC Championship and likely make a run in the NCAA Tournament.

Following practice Thursday, Paris met with the media to review the Vandy loss and look ahead to UT.

Lamont Paris post-practice media session

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