The Colonial Center in Columbia will be loud tonight as Gamecocks fans get up for the visiting Gators and to honor head coach Dave Odom. Take South Carolina and the points.
Respected veteran coach announces his resignation, team goes out and plays incredibly inspired ball. We've all seen this scenario unfold countless times, and I have to feel it's got a good shot to work again tonight.
This is South Carolina's first game since Dave Odom declared his intention to retire at season's end. Add in the fact that the Gamecocks and their fans will be geared up to face two-time defending NCAA champ Florida, and there's only one way I can side here, and that's with South Carolina.
Free Pick: South Carolina +1½ (-110)