South Carolina (21-4) at Missouri (9-16)
WATCH: 7:00 p.m. ET; SEC Network
South Carolina will look to get back to their winning ways on Tuesday night when they travel to the heart of the country to take on the Missouri Tigers.
Days after their destruction at the hands of Kentucky, the Gamecocks will face a different cat in Columbia, Mo. UK played perhaps their best game of the year as they dismantled USC in front of a sold out Colonial Life Arena Saturday afternoon.
In one of the bigger moments this program has had in a number of decades, Frank Martin's team fell flat on its face. The Gamecocks hit just 32.7 percent of their shots as the UK backcourt carved up the South Carolina defense on their way to an 89-62 win. The loss to Kentucky broke a 13-game home win streak for USC.
Martin's club is still receiving votes in the Associated Press' Top 25 Poll this week but they may have been exposed in front of an expanded audience on Saturday. They are still in the race for the SEC regular season title, holding tiebreakers over LSU and Texas A&M but the Gamecocks now sit behind Ben Simmons and those Tigers as well as UK in the SEC standings.
Missouri has won just two league games this season, but will be looking for their second-straight win on Tuesday night after they defeated Tennessee over the weekend. The Tigers sit seven games below .500 on the season and have just one player averaging double-figures: freshman Kevin Puryear. It was worth nothing however that their lone senior, Ryan Rosburg, is averaging 20.7 points per game over the last three contests, including a 24-point night last week against Vanderbilt.
One of Sindarius Thornwell and Michael Carrera have led the Gamecocks in scoring in all 12 of their SEC games this season. Both can provide sparks but are prone to horribly poor shooting nights every now and then. South Carolina has struggled often on the road, and Mizzou played well in portions of their earlier matchup with USC, but this is a game that should put Carolina on the winning side of a drubbing. It could be a weird game, though. Long travel, following a tough, big loss, against a team that has some momentum after beating UT. It's hard to win on the road in college basketball in general, but the good teams do it.
This is the lone road game, sandwiched in-between a couple pairs of home games. LSU and Kentucky came to CLA beforehand and Florida and Tennessee arrive after the Gamecocks' trip to Missouri.
If South Carolina pulls out the win Tuesday night, it will be their most road wins in a season since the 2008-09 season. The all-time series is tied 3-3, but South Carolina has never won in Missouri Arena.