SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Missouri at South Carolina

South Carolina-Missouri basketball game preview

Missouri 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

Missouri scores an average of 74.0 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 69.3 points per contest. South Carolina scores an average of 74.0 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.3 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Missouri 45.3 31.0 69.3 189 39.4 6.4 3.7 13.2 13.6
Missouri OPP 42.3 32.4 71.8 205 38.8 6.6 4.4 11.7 12.7
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
South Carolina 42.3 31.9 66.3 208 40.6 8.9 3.7 13.7 15.9
South Carolina OPP 45.1 35.0 77.4 164 41.1 7.7 4.5 14.6 17.1

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 L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
AJ Lawson USC 18.0 42.5 36.5 66.7
Xavier Pinson MIZ 14.5 40.2 33.7 81.8
Keyshawn Bryant USC 14.2 50.0 22.2 70.6
Dru Smith MIZ 13.9 44.3 39.0 83.3
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 12.8 62.7 49.0
Mark Smith MIZ 9.8 37.1 30.9 79.3
Jermaine Couisnard USC 9.7 29.0 27.3 52.5

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Dru Smith MIZ 34 1.8
AJ Lawson USC 23 1.5
Jermaine Couisnard USC 20 1.4
Seventh Woods USC 19 1.3
Keyshawn Bryant USC 15 1.2
Mark Smith MIZ 23 1.2

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 23 1.4
Jalyn McCreary USC 14 1.3
Keyshawn Bryant USC 13 1.0
Parker Braun MIZ 12 0.8
Wildens Leveque USC 10 0.7
Justin Minaya USC 10 0.7
Mitchell Smith MIZ 11 0.6
Kobe Brown MIZ 8 0.4
Dru Smith MIZ 7 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 51 133 7.8
Justin Minaya USC 41 96 6.9
Kobe Brown MIZ 32 113 5.9
Keyshawn Bryant USC 22 70 5.4
Wildens Leveque USC 36 79 5.3
Mitchell Smith MIZ 26 96 5.1
AJ Lawson USC 17 65 4.3
Dru Smith MIZ 7 72 3.8

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Missouri vs. South Carolina Basketball Series History

The series is tied at 6-6.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Missouri South Carolina
NCAA NET 44 116
Sagarin 52 98
ESPN BPI 50 90
Ken Pomeroy 50 88
Massey Composite 28 107

Missouri Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 205 JR
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 JR
2 Drew Buggs G 6′-3″ 195 SR
4 Javon Pickett G 6′-5″ 220 JR
5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 221 SR
10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 187 JR
11 Ed Chang F 6′-8″ 215 JR
12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 203 SR
13 Mark Smith G 6′-5″ 220 SR
23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 260 SR
24 Kobe Brown F 6′-7″ 240 SO
32 Jordan Wilmore F 7′-3″ 245 FR
42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 217 SO

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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Missouri Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Oral Roberts 64 Missouri 91
12/2/2020 Missouri 83 Oregon 75
12/6/2020 Missouri 72 Wichita State 62
12/9/2020 Liberty 60 Missouri 69
12/12/2020 Illinois 78 Missouri 81
12/22/2020 Bradley 53 Missouri 54
12/30/2020 Tennessee 73 Missouri 53
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/5/2021 Missouri 63 Mississippi St 78
1/9/2021 LSU PPD Missouri PPD
1/12/2021 Vanderbilt PPD Missouri PPD
1/16/2021 Missouri 68 Texas A&M 52
1/19/2021 South Carolina 70 Missouri 81
1/23/2021 Missouri 73 Tennessee 64
1/26/2021 Missouri 82 Auburn 88
1/30/2021 TCU 98 Missouri 102
2/3/2021 Kentucky 70 Missouri 75
2/6/2021 Alabama 65 Missouri 68
2/10/2021 Missouri 59 Ole Miss 80
2/13/2021 Arkansas 86 Missouri 81
2/16/2021 Missouri 70 Georgia 80
2/20/2021 Missouri South Carolina
2/23/2021 Ole Miss Missouri
2/27/2021 Texas A&M Missouri
3/3/2021 Missouri Florida

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 75 South Carolina 59
2/9/2021 Alabama 81 South Carolina 78
2/13/2021 Ole Miss 81 South Carolina 74
2/17/2021 South Carolina 73 Tennessee 93
2/20/2021 Missouri South Carolina
2/24/2021 South Carolina Mississippi State
2/27/2021 South Carolina Georgia
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

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Injuries and Suspensions

Missouri

[F] 02/19/2021 – Jeremiah Tilmon is upgraded to probable Saturday vs South Carolina (Personal)

South Carolina

F] 01/26/2021 – Alanzo Frink is out for season (Medical)
[G] 02/19/2021 – Jermaine Couisnard is doubtful Saturday vs Missouri (Ankle)
[F] 02/19/2021 – Justin Minaya is “?” Saturday vs Missouri (Head)

Source: statfox.com

Missouri-South Carolina Prediction

Missouri 74, South Carolina 73


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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