Mississippi vs. South Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mississippi vs. South Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mississippi 62
(19-7, 6-6 away)
South Carolina 63
(13-13, 10-7 home)
Venue: Colonial Life Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 20, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi 33 29 62
South Carolina 34 29 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi M Holloway 19 M Holloway 13 J Summers 3
South Carolina M Carrera 13 M Carrera 13 E Smith 5

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, South Carolina won by a slim margin against Ole Miss 63-62 in conference action. The Gamecocks got a double-double out of Michael Carrera with a team-high 13 points and 13 rebounds. Eric Smith had 12 points and added five assists. Murphy Holloway registered a double-double for the Rebels on a game-high 19 points and 13 rebounds. South Carolina (13-13, 3-10 SEC) gets Georgia (11-13, 5-6 SEC) on the road on Saturday, Feb. 23.

South Carolina Game Notes

  • The last time USC started the season 13-13 was 2006.
  • USC beat the spread by seven points. That makes the 11th time this season the Gamecocks have beaten the spread.
  • The Gamecocks have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, South Carolina is 30-26 in close games.
  • South Carolina has won every game this season (6-0) when its three-point percentage has been 42.1 percent or better.
  • The Gamecocks have won 92 percent of the time this season (11-1) after recording 26 or more field goals made.
  • This season South Carolina has won 88 percent of the time (7-1) when Eric Smith has five assists or more.
  • The Gamecocks set a season high for blocks (eight).
  • USC set a season low for free throws made (three).
  • South Carolina has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 16th game at home this season--USC has a 2.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Michael Carrera recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with eight.
  • Michael Carrera accounted for 32.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Michael Carrera has led the team in scoring eight times and in rebounding 10 times in 26 games this season.
  • Michael Carrera recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Michael Carrera recorded a double-double. It was the fifth of his career.

Ole Miss Game Notes

  • The Rebels have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Ole Miss is 32-26 in close games.
  • Murphy Holloway accounted for 30.6 percent of the team's points.
  • Murphy Holloway accounted for 30.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Murphy Holloway has led the team in scoring six times and in rebounding 17 times in 26 games this season.
  • Marshall Henderson has 22 straight double-digit point games.
  • Murphy Holloway recorded the 42nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Murphy Holloway has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Murphy Holloway recorded a double-double. It was his 10th this season and 35th of his career.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Reginald Buckner.
MISS PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Murphy Holloway3119131212
BR. Buckner22750041
B-M. Henderson351142001
B-Terry Brutus23440110
B-Nick Williams26542211
C+D. Millinghaus241141002
C+LaDarius White16512113
CAnthony Perez7020110
D+Jarvis Summers16003102
USC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMichael Carrera2713131032
AEric Smith341235001
BB. Williams18831000
BRJ Slawson10430000
B-Bruce Ellington36913212
B-L. Chatkevicius25770022
C+Lakeem Jackson25453112
CB. Richardson25622011

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