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

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Missouri vs. South Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Missouri 90
(20-8, 5-7 away)
South Carolina 68
(13-15, 10-8 home)
Venue: Colonial Life Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 28, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Missouri 45 45 90
South Carolina 38 30 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Missouri K Bell 24 T Criswell 5 P Pressey 9
South Carolina D Leonard 20 M Kacinas 4 B Ellington 4

In a game where the Tigers shot 69.6 percent, South Carolina lost in a blowout to Missouri 90-68 in conference play. With the loss, the Gamecocks stay winless against Missouri this season at 0-2. The Gamecocks got a career-high 20 points from Damien Leonard, with 18 points coming from three-point range. Bruce Ellington had six points. Jabari Brown finished with a career-high 23 points and five assists for the Tigers. South Carolina (13-15, 3-12 SEC) takes on Texas A&M (16-12, 6-9 SEC) on Saturday, Mar. 2 on the road.

South Carolina Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 4:30 left to go.
  • The last time USC started the season 13-15 was 2007.
  • When the opposition records 20 or more free throws made this season, South Carolina has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • When the opposition records five or more blocks this season, South Carolina has lost 77 percent of the time (3-10).
  • USC set a season low for rebounds (20).
  • South Carolina has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • This is the 17th game at home this season--USC has a 1.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Damien Leonard recorded a team season high in three-pointers with six.
  • The top two scorers (Damien Leonard and Brenton Williams) accounted for 44.1 percent of the points.
  • The bench recorded more points (49) than the starters (19).
  • Michael Carrera has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Damien Leonard's career.
  • Damien Leonard had career highs with 20 points, seven field goals made, and six three-pointers.

Missouri Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Keion Bell and Jabari Brown) accounted for 52.2 percent of the points.
  • Keion Bell has led the team in scoring four times in 28 games this season.
  • This marks the 31st 20-point game of Keion Bell's career.
  • Alex Oriakhi set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
  • Earnest Ross set a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Jabari Brown's career.
  • Jabari Brown set career highs with 23 points, eight field goals made, a 80 percent field goal percentage, and five assists.
Mizzou PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jabari Brown232335201
AKeion Bell312434002
AAlex Oriakhi271830121
BTony Criswell21650201
BPhil Pressey31059003
C+Earnest Ross25840103
C+Laurence Bowers24630021
CN. Webster-Chan11211000
-Stefan Jankovic3310000
-Ryan Rosburg3000010
USC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Damien Leonard242021000
B+Michael Carrera17940201
BB. Williams151002000
BB. Richardson151011001
C+Bruce Ellington32614201
C+RJ Slawson18420121
CL. Chatkevicius11411001
C-M. Kacinas26541003
D+Eric Smith32014001
-Lakeem Jackson10020001

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