South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks win sixth in a row in victory over Ole Miss

South Carolina basketball moved to 20-3 (8-2) after knocking off Ole Miss on Tuesday night.

South Carolina basketball forward Collin Murray-Boyles
South Carolina basketball forward Collin Murray-Boyles / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Ole Miss Rebels
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball continued their winning ways despite a really impressive showing from Ole Miss' Allen Flanigan and Matthew Murrell. The Gamecocks led for 38 minutes and by as much as 17, but a tenacious comeback attempt from the Rebels made things close. Carolina hung on, though, and won 68-65.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Ole Miss

Points

Leader: Allen Flanigan with 26

Rebounds

Leader: Matthew Murrell with 9

Assists

Leader: Brandon Murray with 5

Steals

Leader: Matthew Murrell with 2

Blocks

Leader: Jamarion Sharp with 3

Other

The Rebels only got 23 points on 3-pointers, layups, dunks, and free throws; Allen Flanigan started 10-11 from the field but finished 11-15; Flanigan, Matthew Murrell, and JuJu Murray combined for 53 of the team's 65 points

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Collin Murray-Boyles with 18

Rebounds

Leader: Collin Murray-Boyles with 9

Assists

Leader: Meechie Johnson with 8

Steals

Leader: Collin Murray-Boyles and Zach Davis each with 1

Blocks

Leader: Collin Murray-Boyles with 2

Other

The Gamecocks started 7-13 from 3-point land but finished 9-27; USC shot just 3-7 from the free throw line

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Ta’Lon Cooper-Meechie Johnson-Zach Davis-BJ Mack-Collin Murray-Boyles
  • Both teams got off to ridiculous starts shooting the basketball. After 13 minutes, they both were shooting over 68% from the field. The difference in score (Gamecocks up 10) came because Ole Miss was making difficult 2-pointers, while South Carolina was knocking down 3-pointers.
  • Meechie Johnson made a deep 3-pointer in the 1st half, but he was dominating the game as a drive and kick player. He finished the 1st half with 6 assists.
  • Ta'Lon Cooper got banged up in the 1st half, but he did not come out of the game. Collin Murray-Boyles also tweaked his ankle a bit in the 1st half but didn't leave the game, either.
  • In the 1st half, Carolina made 7 3-pointers.
  • All 9 players who got in the game in the opening 20 minutes scored for South Carolina basketball. In contrast, Ole Miss had 29 of their 31 points come from four players.
  • Because of the high shooting percentages in the 1st half, the rebounding numbers were low. South Carolina led the battle on the boards 12-9.
  • The perimeter jumpers stopped falling for the Gamecocks in the 2nd half, and the score tightened.
  • BJ Mack got abused by the 7'5" Jamarion Sharp in the 2nd half; Josh Gray came back in and shut him down.
  • Collin Murray-Boyles was the best Gamecock on Tuesday.

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