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#19 South Carolina Vs Mississippi State Basketball Preview

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South Carolina is coming off a 4OT home loss to Alabama, while the Bulldogs are coming off a 98-92 loss in Auburn.

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina came into this week as the #1 team in the SEC Standings. But following a shocking loss to Alabama earlier this week, the Gamecocks have found themselves on the odd end of the tail in a 3 way tie with Kentucky and Florida. The 19th ranked Gamecocks are one of 3 SEC teams that are ranked in the Associated Press Poll this week. A loss in Starkville would ensure that they drop out, so expect the Gamecocks to come out fiery. Meanwhile for Mississippi State the Bulldogs have come off a hard fought loss at Auburn after trailing by as much as 20. The Bulldogs need to have a much better 1st half if they have a chance to win on Saturday.

Broadcast Info and Venue:

  • Location: Starkville, MS
  • Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
  • Time: 7:00 PM CT
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Radio: MSU Radio Network(local affiliates in MS, also available on Tunein or Hailstate+)

Info

South Carolina

  • Record (19-5, 9-2 SEC)
  • Road Record: 5-2
  • RPI: 23
  • SEC Standings: Tied for 1st

Mississippi State

  • Record (14-9, 5-6 SEC)
  • Home Record: 9-4
  • RPI: 108
  • SEC Standings Tied for 7th

Projected Starting Lineups

Mississippi State

  • Quinndary Weatherspoon
  • Lamar Peters
  • Mario Kegler
  • Aric Holman
  • Schnider Herard

South Carolina

  • Sindarius Thornwell
  • Duane Notice
  • PJ Dozier
  • Maik Kotsar
  • Chris Silva

Notes

  • How will South Carolina rebound following a 4OT loss at home to Alabama? Will they come out hot or come out cold?
  • Will Mississippi State finally play a complete game?
  • South Carolina has not had much success in the Hump only winning 3 games and losing 10.
  • South Carolina is one of the few SEC Teams Mississippi State has a series lead over in Men’s Basketball

Prediction

Mississippi State just plays better at the Humphrey Coliseum in SEC Play this season minus the Alabama game. Losses on the road to Auburn and Ole Miss earlier this season were predictable. This one just feels like it has MSU Win all over it. I am pretty sure with a good crowd MSU gets the upset. So I will say MSU 75 South Carolina 65.