|SEC Tournament - South Carolina Downs Mississippi 85-84 - Match Report|
South Carolina got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Chris Silva en route to a 85-84 victory over Mississippi on Wednesday at Scottrade Center.
South Carolina won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the -2.5-point spread.
South Carolina got 21 points from Frank Booker and another 16 points from Justin Minaya. Hassani Gravett contributed 7 assists, while Chris Silva cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Mississippi got 18 points from Breein Tyree in a losing cause and another 16 points from Terence Davis. Deandre Burnett contributed 4 assists for them, while Bruce Stevens had 13 rebounds.
South Carolina was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
Mississippi won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-39.