SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Mississippi State at South Carolina

South Carolina-Mississippi State basketball game preview

Mississippi State visits South Carolina on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Mississippi State scores an average of 70.6 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 65.6 points per contest. South Carolina scores an average of 75.1 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 75.5 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Mississippi State 44.9 35.7 63.8 247 42.5 6.9 4.7 12.5 14.3
Mississippi State OPP 40.4 33.0 75.7 178 34.6 6.3 3.7 13.8 12.9
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
South Carolina 43.4 32.8 63.5 157 41.5 7.9 3.4 13.8 15.3
South Carolina OPP 44.5 32.8 74.5 115 40.5 7.5 4.4 13.8 16.1

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
AJ Lawson USC 17.6 45.0 37.3 65.9
D.J. Stewart MSU 17.1 42.6 35.9 75.7
Iverson Molinar MSU 16.9 47.4 50.0 82.5
Keyshawn Bryant USC 14.6 52.9 27.3 69.0
Tolu Smith MSU 12.7 56.6 62.0
Jermaine Couisnard USC 11.8 30.4 30.0 51.4

STEALS

F.Name Team STLs SPG
AJ Lawson USC 18 1.6
Jermaine Couisnard USC 15 1.4
D.J. Stewart MSU 26 1.4
Seventh Woods USC 15 1.4
Iverson Molinar MSU 19 1.2
Cameron Matthews MSU 20 1.1
Deivon Smith MSU 17 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name Team BLKs BPG
Abdul Ado MSU 36 1.9
Keyshawn Bryant USC 10 1.1
Tolu Smith MSU 17 0.9
Justin Minaya USC 8 0.7
Wildens Leveque USC 5 0.5
Quinten Post MSU 8 0.5

REBOUNDS

F.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Tolu Smith MSU 91.0 159 8.4
Justin Minaya USC 44.0 77 7.0
Abdul Ado MSU 75.0 121 6.4
Keyshawn Bryant USC 33.0 50 5.6
Wildens Leveque USC 32.0 59 5.4
Javian Davis MSU 43.0 71 4.7
Iverson Molinar MSU 60.0 65 4.1
AJ Lawson USC 31.0 43 3.9

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Mississippi State vs. South Carolina Basketball Series History

Mississippi State leads 23-16.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Mississippi State South Carolina
NCAA NET 84 92
Sagarin 74 73
ESPN BPI 59 80
Ken Pomeroy 71 75
Massey Composite 71 102

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jalen Johnson F 6′-6″ 210 SR
1 Iverson Molinar G 6′-3″ 190 SO
2 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 245 SO
3 D.J. Stewart Jr. G 6′-6″ 205 SO
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 220 FR
5 Deivon Smith G 6′-1″ 165 FR
11 Andersson Garcia G 6′-7″ 205 FR
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-9″ 210 FR
21 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 215 JR
24 Abdul Ado F 6′-11″ 255 SR
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 160 SO
30 Andrew Junkin F 6′-11″ 240 SO
32 Quinten Post F 7′-0″ 240 SO
33 Reggie Morris G 6′-1″ 160 FR
35 Tolu Smith F 6′-10″ 245 SO
55 Keondre Montgomery G 6′-7″ 200 FR

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 AJ Lawson G 6′-6″ 178 JR
1 T.J. Moss G 6′-4″ 195 SO
2 Trey Anderson F 6′-6″ 203 SO
4 Jalyn McCreary F 6′-7″ 225 SO
5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 211 SO
10 Justin Minaya F 6′-6″ 215 JR
12 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 217 SO
13 Mike Green G 6′-1″ 188 SO
14 Nathan Nelson F 6′-6″ 189 JR
15 Wildens Leveque F 6′-11″ 230 SO
20 Alanzo Frink F 6′-7″ 260 JR
21 Ja’Von Benson F 6′-7″ 251 FR
23 Seventh Woods G 6′-2″ 189 SR
24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-5″ 197 JR
44 Ford Cooper Jr. G 6′-3″ 183 SO

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Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020* Mississippi St 42 Clemson 53
11/26/2020* Liberty 84 Mississippi St 73
11/30/2020 Texas State 51 Mississippi St 68
12/4/2020 North Texas 63 Mississippi St 69
12/8/2020 Jackson State 59 Mississippi St 82
12/12/2020 Mississippi St 82 Dayton 85
12/16/2020 Cent Arkansas 65 Mississippi St 81
12/21/2020 Mississippi Valley 48 Mississippi St 87
12/30/2020 Mississippi St 83 Georgia 73
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Missouri 63 Mississippi St 78
1/9/2021 Mississippi St 84 Vanderbilt 81
1/13/2021 Texas A&M 56 Mississippi St 55
1/16/2021 Florida 69 Mississippi St 72
1/19/2021 Ole Miss 64 Mississippi St 46
1/23/2021 Mississippi St 73 Alabama 81
1/26/2021 Mississippi St 53 Tennessee 56
1/30/2021 Iowa State 56 Mississippi St 95
2/2/2021 Mississippi St 45 Arkansas 61
2/6/2021 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/10/2021 LSU Mississippi St
2/13/2021 Vanderbilt Mississippi St
2/16/2021 Mississippi St Auburn
2/20/2021 Mississippi St Ole Miss
2/24/2021 South Carolina Mississippi St
2/27/2021 Alabama Mississippi St
3/3/2021 Mississippi St Texas A&M

South Carolina Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/28/2020* South Carolina 62 Liberty 78
11/29/2020* South Carolina 69 Tulsa 58
12/5/2020 South Carolina 67 Houston 77
12/10/2020 Wofford PPD South Carolina PPD
12/14/2020 South Carolina PPD G Washington PPD
12/19/2020 Clemson PPD South Carolina PPD
12/23/2020 SC State 60 Tennessee 80
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Florida A&M 71 South Carolina 78
1/6/2021 Texas A&M 54 South Carolina 78
1/9/2021 South Carolina PPD Ole Miss PPD
1/12/2021 Tennessee PPD South Carolina PPD
1/16/2021 South Carolina 80 LSU 85
1/19/2021 South Carolina 70 Missouri 81
1/23/2021 Auburn 109 South Carolina 86
1/27/2021 Georgia 59 South Carolina 83
1/30/2021 South Carolina 81 Vanderbilt 93
2/3/2021 South Carolina 72 Florida 66
2/6/2021 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/9/2021 Alabama South Carolina
2/13/2021 Ole Miss South Carolina
2/16/2021 South Carolina Tennessee
2/20/2021 Missouri South Carolina
2/24/2021 South Carolina Mississippi St
2/27/2021 South Carolina Georgia
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

Colonial Life Arena
Colonial Life Arena

Injuries and Suspensions

Mississippi State

None reported.

South Carolina

[F] 01/26/2021 – Alanzo Frink is out for season (Medical)

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State-South Carolina Prediction

Mississippi State 78, South Carlina 66


Saturday‘s game tips off at 3:30 PM ET. TV: SEC NETWORK.

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