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

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Mississippi State vs. South Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mississippi State 72
(8-21, 1-13 away)
South Carolina 79
(14-16, 11-8 home)
Venue: Colonial Life Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi State 32 40 72
South Carolina 34 45 79
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi State C Sword 20 T Cunningham 6 T Bloodman 4
South Carolina B Williams 38 L Jackson 8 B Ellington 6

On Wednesday, Mar. 6, South Carolina took on Mississippi State and defeated the Bulldogs 79-72 in conference action. The season series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. The Gamecocks got a remarkable 38 points (4 Reb 3 Ast) from Brenton Williams, with 18 points coming from three-point range. Lakeem Jackson had nine points and added eight rebounds. Craig Sword got a team-high 20 points and three assists for the Bulldogs. South Carolina (14-16, 4-13 SEC) goes to Vanderbilt (13-15, 7-9 SEC) on Saturday, Mar. 9.

South Carolina Game Notes

  • South Carolina started 14-16 during the 2006 and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Gamecocks have won every game this season (7-0) after recording 79 or more total points.
  • South Carolina has won every game this season (9-0) when its field goal percentage has been 45.7 percent or better.
  • This season South Carolina has won 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Brenton Williams plays 31 minutes or more and 71 percent of the time (10-4) when Lakeem Jackson has four field goals made or more.
  • The Gamecocks set a season high for free throws made (28).
  • South Carolina has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past six games.
  • This is the 18th game at home this season--USC has a 1.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Brenton Williams recorded a team season high in points with 38, field goals made with 10, free throws made with 12, and free throws attempted with 12.
  • Brenton Williams accounted for 48.1 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Lakeem Jackson and Brenton Williams) accounted for 42.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more points (49) than the starters (30).
  • Brenton Williams has led the team in scoring in eight out of 30 games this season.
  • Lakeem Jackson has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 30 games this season.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Brenton Williams's career.
  • Brenton Williams had career highs with 38 points, 10 field goals made, 12 free throws made, and six three-pointers.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Michael Carrera.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Craig Sword and Jalen Steele) accounted for 51.3 percent of the points.
  • Craig Sword has led the team in scoring six times in 29 games this season.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Craig Sword's career.
  • This was the eighth foul out of the season for Craig Sword.
  • Jalen Steele has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Colin Borchert.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Trivante Bloodman.
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Craig Sword332023105
BJalen Steele251740001
BFred Thomas26824311
BT. Cunningham19062000
C+T. Bloodman17234003
C+Gavin Ware24650001
CColin Borchert22721113
CRoquez Johnson331230105
USC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+B. Williams313843101
B+Lakeem Jackson33981011
BMichael Carrera14431000
BBrian Steele15622001
B-Bruce Ellington33916104
CEric Smith24623102
C-Damien Leonard11212002
-RJ Slawson8200100
D+M. Kacinas22130001
-L. Chatkevicius5010001
-Shane Phillips3200200

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