SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-South Carolina basketball game preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks collide with the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday in Starkville in a critical SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Mississippi State

Arena Name: Humphrey Coliseum

Capacity: 10,575

Year Opened: 1975

Humphrey Coliseum

Game Date/Time

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 9:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
South Carolina
65.1
73.0
-7.8
35.7
40.4
65.4
33.3
10.1
8.1
15.5
24.2
46.4
34.0
16.5
-1.2
11.82
22.5
34.32
0.84
10.57
0.473
Mississippi State
65.8
59.5
6.3
64.3
42.4
64.1
28.0
12.1
5.7
18.9
20.2
38.8
30.1
15.0
3.5
12.43
24.96
37.39
1.14
14.89
0.474

Players and Stats

South Carolina

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Gregory “GG” Jackson II 23 FR F 6-9 215 15.5 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Meechie Johnson 5 SO G 6-2 172 13.0 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 3.5 Ast
Hayden Brown 10 SR F 6-5 225 11.1 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Chico Carter 2 SR G 6-2 190 9.8 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Jacobi Wright 1 SO G 6-2 180 7.0 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Josh Gray 33 JR C 6-11 255 4.3 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Zachary Davis 12 FR G 6-8 190 2.5 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 31 JR F 6-8 2.1 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Daniel Hankins-Sanford 30 FR F 6-8 233 2.6 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Ford Cooper 44 SR G 6-3 183 1.0 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Eli Sparkman 14 FR G 6-0 153 0.6 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Ja’Von Benson 21 JR F 6-7 251 0.6 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Tre-Vaughn Minott 4 JR C 6-9 280 0.2 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Ebrima Dibba 0 SR G 6-6

Mississippi State

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Tolu Smith 1 SR F 6-10 245 14.9 Pts, 8.4 Reb, 1.8 Ast
D.J. Jeffries 0 SR F 6-7 215 8.9 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Shakeel Moore 3 JR G 6-1 180 9.1 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Dashawn Davis 10 SR G 6-2 185 8.6 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Cameron Matthews 4 JR F 6-7 220 7.5 Pts, 5.4 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Eric Reed 11 SR G 6-2 190 4.4 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Tyler Stevenson 14 SR F 6-8 225 4.2 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
William McNair 13 SR F 6-10 265 3.5 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 0.4 Ast
KeShawn Murphy 12 FR F 6-10 245 3.5 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Shawn Jones 30 FR G 6-5 200 2.7 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Kimani Hamilton 5 FR F 6-7 215 2.6 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Jamel Horton 2 SR G 6-4 190 1.4 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Martavious Russell 21 FR G 6-2 185 1.7 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Justin Rumph 15 SR G 6-5 215 0.9 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Isaac Stansbury 25 SR G 6-1 160 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Tyler Brumfield 24 SO G 6-2

College Basketball Ratings

Rating South Carolina Mississippi State
ESPN BPI 242 34
Sagarin 170 41
Massey Composite 211 43

South Carolina vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Mississippi State leads 27-17

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Ebrima Dibba G 6′-6″ 214 SR
1 Jacobi Wright G 6′-2″ 188 SO Fort Mill, SC
2 Chico Carter Jr. G 6′-3″ 192 SR Columbia, SC
4 Tre-Vaughn Minott C 6′-9″ 258 JR Montreal, PQ
5 Meechie Johnson G 6′-2″ 180 JR Cleveland, OH
10 Hayden Brown F 6′-5″ 234 SR Greer, SC
12 Zachary Davis G 6′-8″ 190 FR Orangeburg, SC
14 Eli Sparkman G 6′-0″ 153 FR Cleveland, TN
21 Ja’Von Benson F 6′-7″ 253 JR Columbia, SC
23 Gregory Jackson II F 6′-9″ 215 FR Columbia, SC
30 Daniel Hankins-Sanford F 6′-8″ 233 FR Charlotte, NC
31 Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk F 6′-8″ 250 JR
33 Josh Gray F 7′-0″ 255 JR Brooklyn, NY
44 Ford Cooper Jr. G 6′-3″ 193 SR Charlotte, NC

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 D.J. Jeffries F 6′-7″ 225 SR Olive Branch, MS
1 Tolu Smith F 6′-11″ 245 SR Bay Saint Louis, MS
2 Jamel Horton Jr. G 6′-3″ 200 SR Queens, NY
3 Shakeel Moore G 6′-1″ 190 JR Greensboro, NC
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 225 JR Olive Branch, MS
5 Kimani Hamilton F 6′-7″ 215 FR Clinton, MS
10 Dashawn Davis G 6′-2″ 195 SR Bronx, NY
11 Eric Reed Jr. G 6′-2″ 200 SR Baton Rouge, LA
12 KeShawn Murphy F 6′-10″ 235 FR Birmingham, AL
13 Will McNair Jr. F 6′-11″ 265 SR Philadelphia, PA
14 Tyler Stevenson F 6′-8″ 220 SR Columbus, MS
15 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 225 SR Birmingham, AL
21 Martavious Russell G 6′-2″ 185 FR Coker, AL
24 Tyler Brumfield G 6′-2″ 180 SO Los Angeles, CA
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 170 SR Bowling Green, KY
30 Shawn Jones Jr. G 6′-5″ 200 FR Houston, TX

South Carolina Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/8/2022 SC State 77 South Carolina 80
11/11/2022 Clemson 58 South Carolina 60
11/17/2022 Colorado St 85 South Carolina 53
11/18/2022 South Carolina 60 Davidson 69
11/20/2022 Furman 79 South Carolina 60
11/25/2022 SC Upstate 53 South Carolina 68
11/30/2022 South Carolina 55 G Washington 79
12/3/2022 South Carolina 74 Georgetown 71
12/11/2022 Presbyterian 57 South Carolina 68
12/14/2022 South Carolina 70 UAB 84
12/17/2022 East Carolina 64 South Carolina 56
12/22/2022 Western KY 58 South Carolina 65
12/30/2022 E Michigan 64 South Carolina 74
1/3/2023 South Carolina 79 Vanderbilt 84
1/7/2023 Tennessee 85 South Carolina 42
1/10/2023 South Carolina 71 Kentucky 68
1/14/2023 Texas A&M 94 South Carolina 53
1/17/2023 Ole Miss 70 South Carolina 58
1/21/2023 Auburn 81 South Carolina 66
1/25/2023 South Carolina 60 Florida 81
1/28/2023 South Carolina 78 Georgia 81
1/31/2023 Mississippi State 66 South Carolina 51
2/4/2023 Arkansas 65 South Carolina 63
2/7/2023 South Carolina 74 Missouri 83
2/11/2023 South Carolina 64 Ole Miss 61
2/14/2023 Vanderbilt 75 South Carolina 64
2/18/2023 South Carolina 82 LSU 73
2/22/2023 Alabama 78 South Carolina 76
2/25/2023 South Carolina 45 Tennessee 85
2/28/2023 South Carolina Mississippi State
3/4/2023 Georgia South Carolina
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Texas A&M-CC 44 Mississippi State 63
11/11/2022 Mississippi State 73 Akron 54
11/13/2022 AR-Pine Bluff 47 Mississippi State 80
11/17/2022 South Dakota 42 Mississippi State 79
11/21/2022 Marquette 55 Mississippi State 58
11/23/2022 Utah 49 Mississippi State 52
11/28/2022 Omaha 54 Mississippi State 74
12/3/2022 Miss Valley St 52 Mississippi State 82
12/11/2022 Mississippi State 69 Minnesota 51
12/14/2022 Jackson St 59 Mississippi State 69
12/17/2022 Nicholls 66 Mississippi State 68
12/20/2022 Drake 58 Mississippi State 52
12/28/2022 Alabama 78 Mississippi State 67
1/3/2023 Mississippi State 53 Tennessee 87
1/7/2023 Ole Miss 54 Mississippi State 64
1/11/2023 Mississippi State 50 Georgia 58
1/14/2023 Mississippi State 63 Auburn 69
1/17/2023 Tennessee 70 Mississippi State 59
1/21/2023 Florida 61 Mississippi State 59
1/25/2023 Mississippi State 63 Alabama 66
1/28/2023 TCU 74 Mississippi State 81
1/31/2023 Mississippi State 66 South Carolina 51
2/4/2023 Missouri 52 Mississippi State 63
2/8/2023 LSU 53 Mississippi State 65
2/11/2023 Mississippi State 70 Arkansas 64
2/15/2023 Kentucky 71 Mississippi State 68
2/18/2023 Mississippi State 69 Ole Miss 61
2/21/2023 Mississippi State 64 Missouri 66
2/25/2023 Texas A&M 62 Mississippi State 69
2/28/2023 South Carolina Mississippi State
3/4/2023 Mississippi State Vanderbilt
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL

Injuries and Suspensions

South Carolina

[G] Chico Carter JR (Knee) – Questionable
[G] Ford Cooper Jr (Thigh) – Out

Mississippi State

None reported

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 83, South Carolina 65

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: SEC Network.

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