Kassius Robertson led Missouri with 23 points as South Carolina shot a woeful 39 percent in a 79-68 home loss to the Tigers Wednesday night.
Chris Silva led the Gamecocks with 18 points, but picked up his fourth foul 4 minutes into the second half, forcing him to the bench. Silva’s absence allowed the Tigers to make a sustained run to put the game out of reach by the time he returned.
Wes Myers had 10 points starting in place of Hassani Gravett, who sat out a second straight game with an ankle sprain.
As has become a theme, the Gamecocks failed to get any offensive rhythm, and also struggled shooting from outside, hitting just 5-of-18 from beyond three.
Missouri starts off conference play with a road win, its first since 2013, while South Carolina falls to 0-2 in the league.
Frank Martin shared his frustration to the media after the game:
Wes Myers and Chris Silva
The Gamecocks look for their first SEC win playing host to Vanderbilt Saturday at 6:45 PM.