WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia
RADIO: WWIK 98.9-FM
RECORDS: LSU 15-8, 8-2 SEC; South Carolina 20-3, 7-3
NOTES: The Tigers and Gamecocks are playing for sole possession of first place in the SEC ... LSU forward Ben Simmons, the likely No. 1 overall pick in this summer’s NBA draft, is the SEC’s third-leading scorer with an average of 19.4 points per game ... The Tigers are 11-4 since guard Keith Hornsby returned from a hernia injury, and forward Craig Victor became eligible after transferring from Arizona ... USC forward Michael Carrera leads four Gamecocks in double-figures with a scoring average of 14.1 points per game.