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NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri looks to snap their three game skid and get back in the win column on the road against a crippled South Carolina.

Second Half Notes

  • Xavier Pinson kept the scoring rolling for Missouri to open the second half
  • Missouri opened a bit stagnant on offense, as South Carolina trimmed the lead to 10 points before the first media break
  • AJ Lawson found his stroke from deep to begin the second, nailing a couple deep balls early
  • Javon Pickett tweaked something in his ankle, which ultimately sidelined him
  • Tilmon had a much better day at the charity stripe and drained all seven of his free throws
  • This game was arguably Mark Smith’s best offensive game since late November
  • The Tigers pulled away around the halfway mark, extending their lead to 20 points
  • Tilmon recorded 17 points on 100% shooting from the field
  • The Tigers had 5 players in double digits

First Half Notes

  • Missouri opened the game hot from the field
  • Kobe Brown continued to shoot the ball well to begin play today
  • Mark Smith hit a couple early three pointers this afternoon
  • Missouri opened the game shooting the three ball with confidence, and shot an efficient 6-13 in the first half
  • Defensively, Missouri looked very disciplined though South Carolina forced multiple tough shots and shot a poor percentage from the field (28%)
  • Dru Smith had an impressive first half with 8 points and 5 assists
  • Tilmon recorded his first field goal late in the first half on an and-one conversion to put him at five points total in the half
  • Missouri shot an impressive 50% from the field
  • South Carolina hit a three as time expired in the half

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The Details

Opponent: Gamecocks (5-10)

Time: 1:00 p.m. CT

Where: Columbia, SC

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Yes! They’re #20

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -3.5

Where To Watch: ESPN 2

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. How will Tilmon perform after missing the last two matchups?
  2. Whose your leading scorer at the half for the Tigers?
  3. Odds Missouri blows another second half lead?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?