NCAAB Game Recap - Mississippi State at Louisiana State
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Gonz
87
LoyMa
62
F
Wake
59
Duke
90
F
Baylor
67
Kansas
55
F
UGA
60
Aub
82
F
Bois
65
SDSU
83
F
AzSt
69
Oreg
78
F
OhSt
54
Ind
66
F
Lou
67
ND
64
F
Alab
67
KY
76
F
UMass
60
Dayt
88
F
GTown
66
Vill
80
F
TxTch
54
WVU
66
F
Syr
63
UVA
55
F(OT)
Wisc
58
PSU
49
F
Tul
65
Temp
51
F
Cin
68
UCF
54
F
Rut
51
Ill
54
F
DeP
67
StJon
74
F
SCar
55
Tenn
56
F
Merrim
62
RobM
94
F
BGSU
83
Ohio
74
F
Vermt
74
UMBC
50
F
Lafy
65
LoyMD
62
F
Army
59
Boston
81
F
SMU
68
ECU
71
F
NCC
66
DelSt
68
F
OkSt
40
TCU
52
F
Detr
67
YSU
69
F
Crei
77
Xav
65
F
Charl
56
W&M
67
F
NCSU
58
VaTec
72
F
URI
65
VACom
56
F
Del
68
Tows
84
F
Samf
67
Chat
105
F
Ford
44
StBon
64
F
Campbl
63
Radf
68
F
GMas
76
LaSal
63
F
IlSt
52
IndSt
65
F
ULMo
62
GASt
84
F
HolyC
60
Buck
75
F
StJos
83
David
89
F(OT)
Denv
80
W IL
86
F
CoCar
82
TexAr
77
F
FlInt
78
Rice
92
F
Maine
70
Albany
76
F
Oakl
68
Clev
55
F
E IL
66
MorSt
69
F
TexAM
69
Vand
50
F
CenMI
73
Kent
79
F
(N/A)
58
CenCT
46
F
Norf
71
How
63
F
Hou
61
Tuls
63
F
Copp
80
BethC
85
F
Duques
66
GrgWas
61
F
Drake
61
Valpa
66
F
SoMis
70
TexSA
80
F
NrthIA
80
MOSt
57
F
FlAtl
58
N TX
81
F
Evans
44
LoyIL
78
F
MtStM
67
Bry
65
F
FlGlf
66
Stetsn
62
F(OT)
Marq
55
Seton
69
F
HiPt
62
Presb
77
F
OlDom
47
Charl
53
F
Colg
70
Navy
63
F
Drex
78
JMU
71
F
ULLa
51
GaSo
71
F
UNCW
63
Elon
80
F
SIU-E
72
E KY
78
F
VMI
55
ETSU
61
F
SamH
82
CenAR
89
F
NCAT
91
MD-ES
53
F
Morg
68
FlaAM
77
F
NebOm
81
SDak
91
F
Clem
79
UNC
76
F(OT)
Nebras
57
NW
62
F
E MI
68
NIU
71
F
NWSt
76
McNee
85
F
TXAMC
56
AbCh
68
F
FaDi
70
LIU
84
F
Nich
69
SeLA
58
F
N AL
82
Lipsco
69
F
NJIT
78
NFla
66
F
Troy
68
ArkSt
76
F(OT)
ColSt
81
SJSU
70
F
App
57
TxSt
82
F
APSU
71
JacSt
67
F
Mercer
71
WCU
79
F
Jacksn
37
Lib
54
F
NOrl
70
InWor
73
F
TNSt
75
SEMO
73
F
Belm
85
TN-M
78
F
SthAL
52
ArkLR
43
F
Bingha
66
UMassL
85
F
UNCA
71
ChaSo
69
F
GaTec
71
BC
52
F
WaSt
62
Stan
88
F
IdaSt
71
NoAZ
67
F
UMKC
71
NMSt
74
F
AF
78
NM
84
F
Ark
76
Miss
72
F
W Ky
69
MidTN
53
F
StLou
74
Rich
58
F
Longw
80
Hamp
83
F
JackSt
76
Alc
65
F
Gram
61
South
56
F
Citad
71
Woff
73
F
USF
79
Pacif
75
F
UNLV
78
Wyo
69
F(OT)
WIMil
87
WIGB
80
F
SDSt
70
IPFW
61
F
GWebb
95
Winth
99
F(3OT)
W MI
59
Toled
67
F
UNH
48
Stony
73
F
StFNY
80
StFPA
81
F
Amer
73
Leh
82
F
UNCG
86
Furm
73
F
Okla
68
IaSt
81
F
CS-Ful
59
UCRiv
65
F
SCla
67
StMar
66
F
Wash
58
Cal
61
F(OT)
Nev
70
UtSt
80
F
PorSt
77
MTSt
76
F
CBU
61
GrCan
57
F
ChiSt
63
UTRGV
87
F
KansSt
50
Tex
64
F
N DA
73
Oral
88
F
MisSt
59
LSU
60
F
Lamar
102
HBU
92
F
SIU
48
Brad
67
F
Marsh
50
UAB
61
F
ArkPB
49
AlaAM
59
F
Fla
75
Mizzu
91
F
PVAM
67
TXSo
71
F
LaTec
64
UTEP
61
F
Murr
81
TNTec
69
F
Portl
70
BYU
96
F
MsVl
75
AlSt
81
F
CSNor
56
CAPoly
74
F
USC
74
UCLA
63
F
UtVal
50
Seatt
83
F
LongB
55
UCSB
52
F
Pepp
85
USD
78
F
HI
60
UCIrv
74
F
Web
57
Sac
71
F

Jan 11, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mississippi State (9-6)

22

37

59

Louisiana State (11-4)

30

30

60

Mays' buzzer-beater lifts LSU over Mississippi State 60-59
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:40 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Skylar Mays hit a jumper from just inside the 3-point line at the buzzer to give LSU a 60-59 victory against Mississippi State in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday.

The Tigers (11-4, 3-0) trailed 53-44 with five minutes remaining in the game. LSU scored seven straight points - five from Emmitt Williams - to trail 53-51 with 3:09 to play. The Tigers took the lead at 57-55 on a 3-pointer by Charles Manning with one minute left in the game.

The Bulldogs (9-6, 0-3) tied the score 10 seconds later when Nick Weatherspoon sank two foul shots. Williams gave the Tigers a 58-57 lead when he made 1 of 2 free throws. Weatherspoon had the chance to put Mississippi State back on top, but he missed two foul shots with eight seconds left.

The Bulldogs kept possession when Williams couldn't grab the rebound on Weatherspoon's second missed free throw. Reggie Perry's layup with four seconds left put Mississippi State on top 59-58. Following a timeout, Mays caught the inbounds pass, dribbled into the front court and made his shot.

"I tried to get in striking distance and something off," Mays said. "I was lucky to get it in. Give credit to my teammates, especially Emmitt, for carrying us in the second half. It was a great team win and it came down to a lucky play."

Williams was the top scorer for LSU with 17 points. Manning had 15 points, while Mays finished with 11 points. The Tigers missed 19 of their 21 3-point attempts.

"We were very fortunate at the end," LSU coach Will Wade said. "Skylar made a tremendous play. If we hadn't won, we'd be disappointed about our rebounding and our free throws. You can't accept in winning what you wouldn't accept in losing. We put ourselves in a position where we needed a miracle."

Weatherspoon had 14 points to lead the Bulldogs. Perry had 13 points and 15 rebounds, while Abdul Ado had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

"That's a really hard one to swallow because I thought our guys battled and deserved to win this game," Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said. "We overcame a lot of adversity, but we made plenty of mistakes. Our defense was absolutely tremendous. The only thing that kept us alive was our defense."

Both teams had problems making shots in the opening 20 minutes. Neither team shot 40% from the field. Moreover, the teams were a combined 3 of 24 on 3-pointers. Mississippi State committed 11 first-half turnovers which led to 11 LSU points.

The Bulldogs went six minutes without a point and fell behind 12-6 with 11:57 before halftime. The Tigers extended their advantage to 23-12 following baskets by Manning and Mays.

Mississippi State reduced its deficit to three points late in the first half. However, LSU scored the final five points before halftime on field goals by Mays and Manning and a foul shot by Darius Days to go on top 30-22.

Two minutes into the second half, the Tigers grabbed a 10-point advantage at 34-24 after two baskets by Williams. The Bulldogs responded with a 14-3 run to take their first lead since the opening minutes of the game. Weatherspoon scored eight of the 14 points as Mississippi State went ahead 38-37.

After falling behind 44-41, the Bulldogs put together another run as they scored 12 consecutive points. Perry scored six of those 12 points. A field goal by Robert Woodard gave Mississippi State a 53-44 lead with 5:17 remaining.

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi State: After being beaten by double digits by Auburn and Alabama, the Bulldogs dropped their third straight SEC game in heartbreaking fashion. Mississippi State has lost four of its last five games.

LSU: The Tigers won their second close SEC game of the season. LSU, which has started 3-0 in the conference for a second straight year, beat Arkansas 79-77 last Wednesday.

STATS OF THE NIGHT

LSU survived a poor shooting night and a horrible rebounding game to register its third consecutive SEC victory to remain tied for first place with Auburn and Kentucky. The Tigers made just 37% of their field goal attempts which matched their worst shooting of the season. Moreover, LSU shot 10% on its 3-point shots. The Tigers' only 3-pointers were made by backups Marlon Taylor and Charles Manning. In addition, LSU missed nine of its 23 foul shots. The Tigers were outrebounded 49-31. LSU gave up 20 offensive rebounds which Mississippi State turned into 14 second-chance points. The one positive stat for the Tigers involved turnovers. LSU committed just eight turnovers - ten fewer than the Bulldogs. The Tigers had 24 points off those 18 turnovers.

STAR WATCH

Reggie Perry and Abdul Ado, Mississippi State's two post players, dominated the paint against LSU. Both players ended the night with double-doubles. Perry, who was averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds a game, finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Perry's layup with four seconds to play put the Bulldogs ahead by one point. Ado was consistent during the entire game as he registered 12 points and 12 rebounds. Ado entered the game with averages of six points and seven rebounds per game.

UP NEXT

Mississippi State will start a three-game SEC homestand against Missouri on Tuesday.

LSU will begin a two-game SEC road swing at Texas A&M on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Mississippi State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Feazell 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Weatherspoon 14 0 5 5 2 0
Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Hyatt 0 0 0 1 0 0
E. Williams 17 0 0 5 0 2

Team Comparison

MisSt LSU
Points For 59 60
Field Goals 19/56-34% 22/59-37%
Three Pointers 3/17-18% 2/21-10%
Free Throws 18/21-86% 14/23-61%
Offensive Rebounds 20 13
Defensive Rebounds 29 18
Rebounds 54 35
Blocks 5 5
Steals 3 13
Turnovers 18 8
Personal Fouls 16 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - LSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 MisSt 59 @ LSU 60 I. Molinar 3 T. Watford 3

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attendance: 10,364
Game Time: