Gamecocks Fall at Missouri, 83-74
Tigers knocked down 12 3s and went 12-of-14 at FT line in second half ; Jackson II scores game-high 23 for Carolina
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 19 points to lead four in double figures as Missouri rolled past South Carolina 83-74 on Tuesday night.
Missouri (18-6, 6-5 SEC), which rebounded from a 63-52 loss at Mississippi State, has won four of its last five games while South Carolina (8-16, 1-10) has lost eight straight.
Brown also made two 3-pointers to go with eight rebounds and six assists for the Tigers, who shot 51% overall, made 12 of 25 from long range and 17 of 21 free throws. Sean East II added 15 points, Nick Honor had 14 and D’Moi Hodge 12 on four 3-pointers.
Gregory Jackson II scored 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting for South Carolina. Hayden Brown added 19 points and Jacobi Wright had 11. The Gamecocks shot 52% from the floor but 13 of 21 (62%) from the free-throw line.
Missouri took the lead for good early in the second half and pulled away with a 12-3 run for a 78-66 lead with 2:43 to play. East and Honor each made a 3-pointer during the stretch.
Missouri is 17-0 when scoring at least 70 points.
South Carolina plays at Mississippi and Missouri is at Tennessee in Saturday games.
- The Tigers shot 62.5 percent from behind the arc in the second half (5-for-8) and 48.0 percent for the game, knocking down 12 triples.
- The Gamecocks shot 52.0 percent from the field (26-for-50) their highest percentage in a game this season.
- Gregory “GG” Jackson II led the Gamecocks with 23 points on a career best 66.6 percent shooting (8-for-12). It marks his eighth 20-point game of the season.
- Hayden Brown (19) and Jacobi Wright (11) also finished in double-figures for Carolina. Brown added six rebounds and three assists, and Wright tallied four assists.
- Josh Gray made his fourth consecutive start and led the team with seven rebounds.
- Meechie Johnson led South Carolina with five assists to just two turnovers.
The Gamecocks (8-16, 1-10 SEC) remain on the road, heading to Oxford, Miss. to face Ole Miss (10-14, 2-9 SEC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. (ET) on SEC Network. Dave Neal (pxp) and Joe Kleine (analyst) will be on the call for the broadcast.