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Monday’s gameday: Gamecocks still without leading scorer

South Carolina will play its second game without leading scorer Sindarius Thornwell (0).
South Carolina will play its second game without leading scorer Sindarius Thornwell (0). AP

No. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA (8-0) vs. SETON HALL (7-2)

Madison Square Garden, New York City, 9 p.m. Fox Sports 1

This is the nightcap of the Under Armour Reunion, with Auburn facing Boston College in the opener. South Carolina will play its second game without leading scorer Sindarius Thornwell (18 points a game), who is suspended indefinitely for violating an athletic department policy, according to the Gamecocks. Coach Frank Martin said last week that Thornwell will return, but he gave no date. South Carolina, playing for the first time in eight days (final exams), ranks second in Division I in field goal percentage defense (33.7 percent) and third in scoring defense (55.5 points a game).

Seton Hall has won three straight. Guard Khadeen Carrington (20 points a game) leads four players averaging in double figures.

COKER (5-4, 2-1 South Atlantic) at No. 8 QUEENS (10-0, 4-0)

Curry Arena, Charlotte, 8 p.m.

The visiting Cobras snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a road win over Brevard. They are holding foes to 35.9 percent field-goal shooting. Forward Nathan Lemke leads four players averaging in double figures. Queens is coming off a 112-90 road win over Carson-Newman. The Royals protected their top-10 national Division II ranking by shooting 59 percent from the floor in that game and getting 20 points from John Alexander.

JOHNSON C. SMITH (3-5) at CATAWBA (7-2)

Goodman Gymnasium, Salisbury, 11 a.m.

It’s a morning nonconference game for the Golden Bulls, who have been off for eight days while taking final exams. Christian Kirchman was named CIAA Player of the Week last week after scoring 26 points and dishing out 11 assists in a road victory against Carson-Newman. Catawba beat Mars Hill 90-70 Saturday and got 12 points from East Mecklenburg alum Jerrin Morrison and 10 points from Olympic’s Malik Constantine.

Steve Lyttle

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