Scarolina 35 30 65
Missouri 27 44 71
Date of game: 1/22/2013

Recap: Missouri vs. South Carolina

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown each drained clutch 3-pointers in the closing moments of the second half to help No. 22 Missouri overcome a 13-point deficit and down South Carolina, 71-65, at Mizzou Arena.

Ross finished with a game-high 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds, while Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (14-4, 3-2 SEC), who won for the fourth time in six games.

Alex Oriakhi posted 18 points and 11 boards in the victory.

"South Carolina was physical and aggressive, but we were able to get to the free throw line and I'm proud of our execution late in the game. I'm proud of our guys," Missouri coach Frank Haith said.

Brenton Williams paced South Carolina (11-7, 1-4) with 16 points and R.J. Slawson added 12 in the Gamecock's second straight loss and fourth in their last five games overall.

The Gamecocks held a 35-27 lead at the break and then scored six of the first seven points of the second half to open up a 41-28 advantage.

But Missouri then reeled off a lengthy 20-2 run Brown capped with a driving layup off a Negus Webster-Chan steal to go on top 48-43 with just under 12 minutes to play.

South Carolina responded with an 8-1 push to regain the lead, and the remainder of the game saw five ties and five lead changes as the teams went back-and-forth on the court.

The final lead change came with 1:10 left in the contest when Ross drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to hand the Tigers a 66-63 edge with 1:10 to play.

After a pair of free throws by Williams at the other end brought the Gamecocks back within one, Phil Pressey drove into the lane before kicking a pass out to a wide open Brown in the left corner and he drained the triple with 14 seconds showing.

Bruce Ellington quickly raced down the court looking to bring South Carolina back within two, but he missed a driving layup and Tony Criswell made a pair of foul shots to account for the final margin.

"We had the opportunities to make a defensive stop but we were not disciplined. We were not disciplined in that moment," South Carolina coach Frank Martin said.

Lakeem Jackson and Eric Smith each connected on a 3-pointer during an early 9-2 push to give South Carolina an 11-6 advantage.

Four straight points by Oriakhi brought Missouri back within one before Williams drained a pair of treys around a Ross free throw to put the Gamecocks up 17-11.

Oriakhi again led the charge with four points as the Tigers battled back to knot the game at 17, but they could not take the lead until Brown capped a string of five straight foul shots by the Tigers to put Missouri ahead 22-20 with 5:05 to play in the first half.

South Carolina closed out the first half with a 15-5 run to take a 35-27 lead into intermission.

Game Notes

It was the first-ever meeting between the teams on the hardwood ... Jackson finished with nine points in the loss ... Missouri held a 44-43 edge on the glass and a 28-26 advantage in points in the paint ... Neither team shot well from the floor, as the Tigers shot 33.3 percent and South Carolina connected on 36.9 percent of its shots.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

White Sox place Paulino on DL

The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.