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South Carolina Downs Mississippi State 83-71 - Match Report
South Carolina got 20 points from Maik Kotsar en route to a 83-71 victory over Mississippi State on Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena.
Bettors who backed South Carolina were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -2.0 at sportsbooks.
AJ Lawton had 12 points for South Carolina and Keyshawn Bryant chipped in with 12 points. Jermaine Couisnard had 10 assists for them, while Keyshawn Bryant was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Mississippi State got 24 points from Tyson Carter in a losing cause and another 17 points from Reggie Perry. D.J. Stewart Jr. contributed 3 assists for them, while Reggie Perry had 16 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed South Carolina were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.
Mississippi State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-30.
South Carolina heads into a battle against Vanderbilt. Mississippi State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Mississippi.