SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-South Carolina basketball game preview

South Carolina visits Mississippi State on Wednesday 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

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. Mississippi State scores an average of 70.3 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 64.2 points per contest.

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
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Mississippi State 45.2 36.3 64.2 273 41.6 6.8 4.6 12.9 14.8
Mississippi State OPP 41.2 33.5 66.9 206 34.6 6.7 3.5 14.1 12.7

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
Iverson Molinar MSU 16.9 47.8 46.7 82.1
D.J. Stewart MSU 16.7 42.6 37.1 77.2
Keyshawn Bryant USC 14.2 50.0 22.2 70.6
Tolu Smith MSU 12.8 58.6 61.9
Jermaine Couisnard USC 9.7 29.0 27.3 52.5

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
AJ Lawson USC 23 1.5
D.J. Stewart MSU 32 1.5
Jermaine Couisnard USC 20 1.4
Seventh Woods USC 19 1.3
Keyshawn Bryant USC 15 1.2
Iverson Molinar MSU 21 1.1
Cameron Matthews MSU 20 1.0

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Abdul Ado MSU 40 1.8
Jalyn McCreary USC 14 1.3
Keyshawn Bryant USC 13 1.0
Tolu Smith MSU 19 0.9
Wildens Leveque USC 10 0.7
Justin Minaya USC 10 0.7
Quinten Post MSU 10 0.5

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Tolu Smith MSU 76 184 8.4
Justin Minaya USC 41 96 6.9
Abdul Ado MSU 52 135 6.1
Keyshawn Bryant USC 22 70 5.4
Wildens Leveque USC 36 79 5.3
AJ Lawson USC 17 65 4.3
Javian Davis MSU 29 75 4.2
Iverson Molinar MSU 5 75 3.9

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South Carolina vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Mississippi State leads 23-16.

College Basketball Ratings

Source South Carolina Mississippi State
NCAA NET 120 83
Sagarin 101 76
ESPN BPI 96 64
Ken Pomeroy 98 73
Massey Composite 107 84

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

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

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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 93 South Carolina 78
2/24/2021 South Carolina Mississippi State
2/27/2021 South Carolina Georgia
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

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 75 South Carolina 59
2/10/2021 LSU 94 Mississippi State 80
2/13/2021 Vanderbilt 72 Mississippi State 51
2/18/2021 Mississippi State PPD Auburn PPD
2/20/2021 Mississippi State 66 Ole Miss 56
2/24/2021 South Carolina Mississippi State
2/27/2021 Alabama Mississippi State
3/3/2021 Mississippi State Texas A&M

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Injuries and Suspensions

South Carolina

[F] 01/26/2021 – Alanzo Frink is out for season (Medical)
[G] 02/20/2021 – Jermaine Couisnard is “?” (Ankle)

Mississippi State

[F] 02/20/2021 – Cameron Matthews is “?” (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 81, South Carolina 78


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET. TV: SEC NETWORK.

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