Feb 28, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sancheon White (20) defends as Missouri Tigers guard Kyley Simmons (15) dribbles the ball during the second half at Mizzou Arena. The Missouri Tigers defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 65-58. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Bri Kulas had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Missouri knocked off No. 14 South Carolina 65-58 Thursday night.
Sydney Crafton added 11 points and Liene Priede had 10 for the Tigers (16-13, 5-10 Southeastern), who are 14-4 at home this season with wins over two ranked opponents (the other an 80-63 win over then-No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3).
Ieasia Walker and Khadijah Sessions led South Carolina (22-6, 10-5) with 14 points apiece.
Missouri, which has made a school-record 240 3-pointers this season, beat the Gamecocks the old-fashioned way - by pounding the ball inside. The Tigers outscored South Carolina 34-14 on points in the paint and attempted just seven 3-pointers, making three.
Missouri shot 53.5 percent and never trailed in a game that was close throughout. Its biggest lead was eight points when Kulas converted a three-point play with 52 seconds remaining.