SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-South Carolina basketball game preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday in Starkville in a key 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.

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Team Statistical Comparison

South Carolina scores an average of 71.7 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.5 points per contest. Mississippi State scores an average of 75.4 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.2 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
South Carolina 0.429 0.319 0.635 13.63 +4.47 8.05 5.16 13.53 15.47
Mississippi State 0.477 0.327 0.725 11.68 +8.21 8.47 3.89 14.32 11.95
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
South Carolina 0.398 0.315 39.74 35.26 0.361 +4.21 6.95 71.7 67.5
Mississippi State 0.426 0.339 37.47 29.26 0.356 +9.26 5.84 75.4 66.2

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3FG%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3FG%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor M– Average game scoring margin.
3 Pt Md PG– Three point shot made per game.
TM PPG– Average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
2. Molinar, Iverson MSU 19 125 21 78 349 18.4

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
5. Molinar, Iverson MSU 19 125 251 0.498

3-Point FG Made Per Game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
8. Reese V, James USC 17 35 2.06
12. Stevenson, Erik USC 19 35 1.84
13. Moore, Shakeel MSU 19 34 1.79

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
2. Molinar, Iverson MSU 19 78 89 0.876

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total AVG
10. Brooks, Garrison MSU 19 44 78 122 6.42
20. Leveque, Wildens USC 17 42 51 93 5.47

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South Carolina vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Mississippi State leads 25-16

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 James Reese V G 6′-4″ 170 SR
1 Jacobi Wright G 6′-2″ 180 FR
2 Chico Carter Jr. G 6′-3″ 189 JR
4 Tre-Vaughn Minott C 6′-9″ 270 SO
5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 211 JR
10 Erik Stevenson G 6′-4″ 209 SR
12 AJ Wilson F 6′-7″ 234 SR
13 Mike Green G 6′-2″ 190 JR
14 Brandon Martin F 6′-5″ 232 SR
15 Wildens Leveque F 6′-10″ 255 JR
21 Ja’Von Benson F 6′-7″ 250 SO
23 Devin Carter G 6′-3″ 188 FR
24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-6″ 187 SR
33 Josh Gray F 7′-0″ 255 SO
44 Ford Cooper Jr. G 6′-3″ 202 JR
55 Ta’Quan Woodley F 6′-8″ 280 FR

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Rocket Watts G 6′-2″ 185 JR
1 Iverson Molinar G 6′-3″ 190 JR
2 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 240 JR
3 Shakeel Moore G 6′-1″ 185 SO
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 225 SO
5 Cam Carter G 6′-3″ 185 FR
10 Garrison Brooks F 6′-9″ 230 SR
11 Andersson Garcia G 6′-7″ 210 SO
12 Keshawn Murphy F 6′-10″ 245 FR
13 D.J. Jeffries F 6′-7″ 225 JR
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-9″ 225 SO
21 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 215 SR
24 Tyler Brumfield G 6′-1″ 180 FR
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 160 JR
35 Tolu Smith F 6′-11″ 245 JR
44 Alden Applewhite F 6′-7″ 200 FR

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South Carolina Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 SC Upstate 60 South Carolina 78
11/12/2021 Princeton 62 South Carolina 66
11/14/2021 Western KY 64 South Carolina 75
11/18/2021 UAB 63 South Carolina 66
11/23/2021 Wofford 74 South Carolina 85
11/28/2021 Rider 58 South Carolina 65
12/1/2021 South Carolina 56 Coast Carolina 80
12/5/2021 Georgetown 67 South Carolina 80
12/12/2021 Florida State 65 South Carolina 66
12/14/2021 Allen Univ 51 South Carolina 110
12/18/2021 South Carolina 56 Clemson 70
12/22/2021 Army 75 South Carolina 105
12/29/2021 South Carolina State PPD South Carolina PPD
1/4/2022 Auburn 81 South Carolina 66
1/8/2022 South Carolina 72 Vanderbilt 70
1/11/2022 South Carolina 46 Tennessee 66
1/15/2022 Florida 71 South Carolina 63
1/18/2022 South Carolina 59 Arkansas 75
1/22/2022 Georgia 66 South Carolina 83
1/26/2022 Vanderbilt 61 South Carolina 70
1/29/2022 South Carolina 74 Texas A&M 63
2/1/2022 South Carolina Mississippi State
2/5/2022 Tennessee South Carolina
2/8/2022 Kentucky South Carolina
2/12/2022 South Carolina Georgia
2/15/2022 South Carolina Ole Miss
2/19/2022 LSU South Carolina
2/23/2022 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/26/2022 South Carolina Alabama
3/1/2022 Missouri South Carolina
3/5/2022 South Carolina Auburn

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/10/2021 North Alabama 49 Mississippi State 75
11/13/2021 Montana 49 Mississippi State 86
11/17/2021 Detroit Mercy 64 Mississippi State 77
11/21/2021 Morehead State 46 Mississippi State 66
11/25/2021 Mississippi State 58 Louisville 72
11/27/2021 Mississippi State 82 Richmond 71
12/2/2021 Lamar 60 Mississippi State 75
12/5/2021 Minnesota 81 Mississippi State 76
12/11/2021 Mississippi State 63 Colorado State 66
12/14/2021 Georgia State 50 Mississippi State 79
12/17/2021 Furman 66 Mississippi State 69
12/21/2021 Winthrop 63 Mississippi State 84
12/29/2021 Arkansas 68 Mississippi State 81
1/5/2022 Mississippi State PPD Missouri PPD
1/8/2022 Mississippi State 72 Ole Miss 82
1/12/2022 Georgia 72 Mississippi State 88
1/15/2022 Alabama 76 Mississippi State 78
1/19/2022 Mississippi State 72 Florida 80
1/22/2022 Ole Miss 60 Mississippi State 78
1/25/2022 Mississippi State 74 Kentucky 82
1/29/2022 Mississippi State 50 Texas Tech 76
2/1/2022 South Carolina Mississippi State
2/5/2022 Mississippi State Arkansas
2/9/2022 Tennessee Mississippi State
2/12/2022 Mississippi State LSU
2/16/2022 Mississippi State Alabama
2/19/2022 Missouri Mississippi State
2/23/2022 Mississippi State South Carolina
2/26/2022 Vanderbilt Mississippi State
3/2/2022 Auburn Mississippi State
3/5/2022 Mississippi State Texas A&M

Injuries and Suspensions

South Carolina

[F] 01/31/2022 – Ta’Quan Woodley is “?” Tuesday vs Mississippi St (Personal)

Mississippi State

[F] 01/29/2022 – Tolu Smith is out indefinitely (Knee)
[F] 12/01/2021 – Keshawn Murphy is out for season (Redshirt)

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-Mississippi State Prediction

Mississippi State 76, South Carolina 69


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET. TV: ESPNU.

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