Mississippi State faces South Carolina in conference showdown

South Carolina Gamecocks (10-19, 3-13 SEC) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (19-10, 7-9 SEC)

Starkville, Mississippi; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: South Carolina faces Mississippi State in SEC action Tuesday.

The Bulldogs have gone 11-4 in home games. Mississippi State ranks eighth in the SEC with 23.4 defensive rebounds per game led by D.J. Jeffries averaging 5.1.

The Gamecocks are 3-13 against conference opponents. South Carolina ranks seventh in the SEC shooting 32.9% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dashawn Davis is shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulldogs, while averaging 8.5 points, 3.4 assists and 1.7 steals. Tolu Smith is averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds over the last 10 games for Mississippi State.

Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson II is averaging 15.1 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Gamecocks. Meechie Johnson Jr. is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for South Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 7-3, averaging 67.7 points, 32.3 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 62.0 points per game.

Gamecocks: 2-8, averaging 65.7 points, 30.9 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 41.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.8 points.


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