The South Carolina Gamecocks moved back over .500 overall and stayed unbeaten in SEC play with an 85-75 win over the Missouri Tigers Sunday.
In a game rescheduled because of Missouri’s travel troubles, the Gamecocks took advantage of the road-weary Tigers jumping out to an 11-point lead in the opening 20 minutes.
Missouri surged back thanks to South Carolina’s shooting woes, cutting the margin back to a one-possession lead for the Gamecocks as late as the 3:13 mark of the second half. The Gamecocks made their free-throws, however, shooting 29-of-35 from the stripe.
South Carolina also made the most of Missouri’s mistakes, scoring 33 points off the Tigers’ 20 turnovers and out-blocked Mizzou 7-0.
Keyshawn Bryant led five Gamecocks in double-figures with 15 points, Chris Silva & Felipe Haase added 14 points apiece, while Hassani Gravett collected 12 points, all from the free-throw line.
Chris Silva & Keyshawn Bryant
Head Coach Frank Martin
Martin also detailed an additional Gamecocks injury, as forward Jason Cudd suffered an injury Saturday during a voluntary practice created with the unexpected off day. Coaches could not be with the players because of the need of an NCAA-mandated off day that would have come Sunday.
South Carolina (8-7, 3-0 SEC) will play its next two contests on the road, travelling to Vanderbilt Wednesday and LSU on Saturday.