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 70
(10-21, 2-13 away)
South Carolina 59
(14-18, 11-9 home)
Venue: Bridgestone Arena
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, March 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi State 32 38 70
South Carolina 21 38 59
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi State F Thomas 21 R Johnson 8 C Sword 4
South Carolina B Ellington 13 B Steele 7 B Williams 4

South Carolina lost to Mississippi State 70-59 in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday, Mar. 13. The Gamecocks go to 1-2 against Mississippi State this season with the loss. The Gamecocks got 11 points and five rebounds from Laimonas Chatkevicius. Brenton Williams had six points and added four rebounds. Fred Thomas finished with a season-high 21 points and three rebounds (5 Stl 3 Ast 3 Blk) for the Bulldogs. South Carolina (14-18) finished the regular season 12th in the SEC with a 4-14 record in conference play.

South Carolina Game Notes

  • The last time USC started the season 14-18 was 2007.
  • South Carolina has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-12) after recording 59 or fewer total points.
  • The Gamecocks have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-12) after having a field goal percentage of 37.5 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 46.7 percent or better this season, South Carolina has lost 100 percent of the time (0-7).
  • When the opposition records 12 or more steals this season, South Carolina has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • When the opposition records five or more blocks this season, South Carolina has lost 81 percent of the time (3-13).
  • The Gamecocks have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past four games.
  • South Carolina has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past eight games.
  • The top two scorers (Bruce Ellington and Laimonas Chatkevicius) accounted for 40.6 percent of the points.
  • Bruce Ellington has led the team in scoring in three out of 32 games this season.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for RJ Slawson.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Fred Thomas and Colin Borchert) accounted for 45.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Colin Borchert and Roquez Johnson) accounted for 47.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Fred Thomas has led the team in scoring eight times in 31 games this season.
  • Colin Borchert has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 31 games this season.
  • Roquez Johnson has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Fred Thomas's career.
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Fred Thomas292133532
AGavin Ware231071001
B+Roquez Johnson351180101
B+Colin Borchert241181003
BT. Bloodman35832101
B-Craig Sword27624324
C+T. Cunningham25323201
USC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Michael Carrera19960021
B+L. Chatkevicius231151120
C+Damien Leonard14711001
C+Brian Steele19272002
CB. Williams30644002
CEric Smith28743103
CBruce Ellington271311003
CLakeem Jackson21431102
-M. Kacinas5010101
DRJ Slawson11011001
-B. Richardson3000001

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