South Carolina vs. Missouri: Full Game Preview

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South Carolina vs. Missouri: Full Game Preview
South Carolina
(11-6, 3-2 away)
(17) Missouri
(13-4, 10-1 home)
Venue: Mizzou Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
South Carolina B Williams 12.0 L Jackson 7.4 E Smith 3.7
Missouri L Bowers 16.8 A Oriakhi 8.2 P Pressey 7.2

South Carolina travels to Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to take on No. 17 Missouri. It starts at 7:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U.

Missouri is in 5th place in the conference and South Carolina is in 10th place.

The Gamecocks were defeated by Vanderbilt 58-51 on January 19th despite 16 points from Brenton Williams. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 12.0 points per contest. For the Tigers, Tony Criswell finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds in the 83-52 loss to Florida on January 19th. He is averaging 6.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. One category in which Missouri is especially proficient is offensive rebounding percentage at 40.1, ranking 2nd in their conference (and 13th nationally).

Missouri StatSmack

  • Lakeem Jackson is ranked 4th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • South Carolina has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Missouri (#42 vs #75).
  • South Carolina has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (64% vs 83%).
  • Brenton Williams is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • South Carolina has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Missouri (#55 vs #76).
  • Eric Smith is ranked 3rd in the SEC in assists.
  • The South Carolina three-point leader (Brenton Williams) has more three-pointers than the Missouri three-point leader (Phil Pressey).
  • South Carolina allows fewer rebounds (28.4 allowed per game vs 33.2 allowed per game) than Missouri this season.
  • Missouri has been ducking South Carolina for over 30 years.
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lakeem Jackson 32 10 7 2 1 1 2
C Michael Carrera 20 10 7 1 0 1 2
C LaShay Page 24 12 3 1 0 0 2
C B. Williams 23 12 2 1 1 0 2
C M. Kacinas 24 7 5 1 0 1 2
C- Bruce Ellington 30 10 2 2 2 0 3
C- B. Richardson 21 8 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Eric Smith 29 6 2 4 1 0 3
D+ RJ Slawson 16 5 4 1 1 1 1
D Damien Leonard 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D L. Chatkevicius 10 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Brian Steele 2 1 1 0 1 0 1
D A. Constable 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Shane Phillips 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mizzou Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Laurence Bowers 28 17 7 1 1 1 1
B+ Phil Pressey 34 12 3 7 2 0 4
B Jabari Brown 33 14 4 1 1 0 2
B Alex Oriakhi 25 10 8 1 1 2 1
B- Earnest Ross 25 10 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Keion Bell 22 9 4 1 1 0 2
C Tony Criswell 19 7 5 1 0 0 1
C N. Webster-Chan 21 3 3 1 1 0 1
C Stefan Jankovic 11 5 2 1 0 1 0
D+ Ryan Rosburg 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Corey Haith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dominique Bull 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Danny Feldmann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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