SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Missouri at South Carolina

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Missouri plays at South Carolina on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Missouri 0.433 0.391 0.687 136 456 148 68 26 179
Missouri OPP 0.430 0.330 0.644 117 421 144 69 37 170
South Carolina 0.423 0.335 0.690 179 589 243 120 49 250
South Carolina OPP 0.444 0.320 0.680 198 638 226 122 58 247

NCAA RPI

Missouri: 74
South Carolina: 152

Missouri Roster

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NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 200 FR St. Louis, MO
#1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
#2 K.J. Santos G 6′-8″ 220 SO Geneva, IL
#3 Ronnie Suggs G 6′-6″ 190 JR Washington, MO
#4 Javon Pickett G 6′-4″ 207 FR Belleville, IL
#5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 215 SO Van Buren, AR
#10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 180 FR Tinley Park, IL
#11 Jontay Porter F 6′-11″ 240 SO Columbia, MO
#12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 200 JR Evansville, IN
#13 Mark Smith G 6′-4″ 220 SO Edwardsville, IL
#14 Reed Nikko F 6′-10″ 250 JR Maple Grove, MN
#15 Jordan Geist G 6′-2″ 180 SR Fort Wayne, IN
#23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 252 SO East Saint Louis, IL
#24 Kevin Puryear F 6′-7″ 238 SR Blue Springs, MO
#25 Brooks Ford G 6′-0″ 170 FR St. Louis, MO
#32 Adam Wolf F 6′-7″ 219 SR Beaver Dam, WI
#33 Cullen VanLeer G 6′-4″ 208 SR Pacific, MO
#42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 205 FR Overland Park, KS
#55 Christian Guess G 6′-5″ 180 FR Cleveland, OH

South Carolina Roster

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NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#00 A.J. Lawson G 6′-6″ 172 FR Toronto, ON
#1 T.J. Moss G 6′-2″ 193 FR Memphis, TN
#2 Hassani Gravett G 6′-2″ 188 SR Villa Rica, GA
#4 Tre Campbell G 6′-0″ 183 SR Washington, DC
#5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 202 FR East Chicago, IN
#10 Justin Minaya F 6′-5″ 215 SO Harrington Park, NJ
#13 Felipe Haase F 6′-9″ 253 SO Osorno, Chile
#14 Nathan Nelson F 6′-5″ 174 FR Murfreesboro, TN
#20 Alanzo Frink F 6′-6″ 265 FR Jersey City, NJ
#21 Maik Kotsar F 6′-11″ 264 JR Tallinn, Estonia
#23 Evan Hinson G 6′-4″ 230 JR Deltona, FL
#24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-6″ 190 FR Winter Haven, FL
#30 Chris Silva F 6′-9″ 234 SR Libreville, Gabon
#31 Raymond Borup G
#33 Jason Cudd F 7′-1″ 263 SO Myrtle Beach, SC
#52 Jair Bolden G 6′-3″ 210 JR Brooklyn, NY

Missouri Schedule/Results

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DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Cent Arkansas W 68-55
Nov 9 at Iowa State L 76-59
Nov 16* vs Kennesaw State W 55-52
Nov 27 vs Temple W 79-77
Dec 2 vs UCF W 64-62
Dec 4 vs UT Arlington W 65-45
Dec 7 vs Oral Roberts W 80-64
Dec 18 vs Xavier W 71-56
Dec 22* vs Illinois W 79-63
Dec 29 vs Morehead State W 75-61
Jan 8 vs Tennessee L 87-63
Jan 12 at South Carolina
Jan 16 vs Alabama
Jan 19 at Texas A&M
Jan 23 at Arkansas
Jan 26 vs LSU
Jan 30 at Auburn
Feb 2 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 5 at Tennessee
Feb 9 vs Texas A&M
Feb 12 vs Arkansas
Feb 16 at Ole Miss
Feb 19 vs Kentucky
Feb 23 at Florida
Feb 26 at Mississippi State
Mar 2 vs South Carolina
Mar 6 at Georgia
Mar 9 vs Ole Miss

South Carolina Schedule/Results

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DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs USC Upstate W 65-52
Nov 9 vs Stony Brook L 83-81
Nov 13 vs Norfolk State W 81-64
Nov 17* at Providence L 76-67
Nov 26 vs Wofford L 81-61
Nov 30 vs C. Carolina W 85-79
Dec 5 at Wyoming L 73-64
Dec 8 at Michigan L 89-78
Dec 19 vs UVA L 69-52
Dec 22 vs Clemson L 78-68
Dec 31 vs N Greenville W 97-46
Jan 5 at Florida W 71-69
Jan 8 vs Mississippi State W 87-82
Jan 12 vs Missouri
Jan 16 at Vanderbilt
Jan 19 at LSU
Jan 22 vs Auburn
Jan 26 at Oklahoma State
Jan 29 vs Tennessee
Feb 2 at Georgia
Feb 5 at Kentucky
Feb 9 vs Arkansas
Feb 13 at Tennessee
Feb 16 vs Texas A&M
Feb 19 vs Ole Miss
Feb 23 at Mississippi State
Feb 26 vs Alabama
Mar 2 at Missouri
Mar 5 at Texas A&M
Mar 9 vs Georgia

Missouri-South Carolina Prediction

The street-fighting qualities of South Carolina basketball under Frank Martin – which took a relatively ordinary 2017 regular season and turned it into the first Final Four run in program history – are very much in evidence. At Florida in the SEC opener and at home against Mississippi State, the Gamecocks have shrugged off a rough non-conference slate to move to 2-0 in the SEC. They have momentum, they have confidence, and now they host a scuffling Missouri team. South Carolina still has a lot of work to do to boost its resume to an NCAA Tournament level, but winning 11 SEC games will give the Gamecocks a very good chance. Staying on the current path will put them in the right position. Missouri is not playing particularly well. The Gamecocks are equipped to continue their early-January run. South Carolina 75, Missouri 70.

This game tips off at 1 ET, noon CT, on SEC Network

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