NCAAB Game Recap - Mississippi at Louisiana State
Sat Feb 1, 2020 12:00 PM EST

TCU
52
Baylor
68
F
Gonz
83
USF
79
F
TxTch
75
Kansas
78
F
UtSt
68
SDSU
80
F
FlaSt
74
VaTec
63
F
Lou
77
NCSU
57
F
Ford
56
Dayt
70
F
Crei
76
Vill
61
F
Duke
97
Syr
88
F
Xav
74
Seton
62
F
Oreg
60
Stan
70
F
KansSt
57
WVU
66
F
KY
66
Aub
75
F
MSU
63
Wisc
64
F
Prov
65
Butl
61
F
Colora
78
USC
57
F
Hou
62
Cin
64
F
Miss
63
LSU
73
F
WichSt
51
Tuls
54
F
PSU
76
Nebras
64
F
Rut
63
Mich
69
F
Bry
64
StFPA
84
F
Ind
59
OhSt
68
F
GaTec
72
ND
80
F
Hartfo
55
Maine
49
F
W Ky
76
FlInt
81
F
UConn
63
Mem
70
F
CenCT
57
RobM
64
F
TexAM
48
UGA
63
F
Ohio
54
Ball
65
F
UMKC
69
ChiSt
51
F
Copp
68
DelSt
77
F
IaSt
68
Tex
72
F
Tenn
73
MisSt
86
F
DeP
72
Marq
76
F
NrthIA
80
Evans
68
F
UNCA
71
Winth
104
F
CenMI
85
W MI
78
F
Charl
79
Tows
70
F
WCU
64
Chat
61
F
Amer
70
Lafy
82
F
Colg
73
HolyC
64
F
Troy
84
GASt
78
F
Toled
57
E MI
61
F
Drex
72
Del
80
F
Boston
77
Buck
57
F
OkSt
69
Okla
82
F
ULMo
54
TexAr
68
F
Charl
68
SoMis
74
F(OT)
N TX
75
Rice
84
F
App
86
ArkLR
93
F
IL-C
64
Clev
62
F
TN-M
77
MorSt
85
F
Mizzu
54
SCar
76
F
MtStM
75
FaDi
85
F
Morg
89
How
83
F
SCSt
56
NCC
73
F
MidTN
83
TexSA
80
F
UCF
48
SoFL
64
F
CBU
72
Seatt
65
F
OrSt
67
Cal
69
F
Ida
72
NoAZ
77
F
UNLV
77
ColSt
95
F
IndSt
78
MOSt
68
F
LIU
59
(N/A)
70
F
Presb
81
Hamp
87
F(OT)
Hof
83
W&M
60
F
SacHr
83
StFNY
76
F
GMas
65
StBon
74
F
ChaSo
74
Radf
77
F(OT)
UNCW
66
JMU
83
F
SthAL
79
GaSo
69
F
Marsh
73
FlAtl
91
F
NE
69
Elon
74
F
SEMO
57
E KY
70
F
UNCG
65
ETSU
82
F
CenAR
79
NWSt
71
F
BethC
67
FlaAM
73
F
Norf
68
NCAT
74
F
Lamar
96
McNee
91
F
Longw
84
GWebb
81
F(OT)
Citad
71
Mercer
76
F
MiaO
55
NIU
70
F
Campbl
74
USC-Up
91
F
JackSt
85
MsVl
65
F
NOrl
84
SeLA
73
F
Stetsn
55
Lipsco
53
F
KennSt
45
NFla
86
F
CoCar
83
ArkSt
77
F
Wyo
71
SJSU
66
F
NM
77
Fres
82
F
OlDom
73
LaTec
76
F
Belm
78
JacSt
64
F
Navy
73
LoyMD
79
F
E IL
64
APSU
68
F
ULLa
66
TxSt
71
F
UNH
75
UMassL
77
F
ECU
64
Temp
76
F
N AL
83
Jacksn
85
F
Pepp
68
LoyMa
67
F(OT)
SIU
79
Drake
72
F
Ark
82
Alab
78
F
IUPUI
76
YSU
91
F
GrgWas
54
Rich
76
F
Harv
69
Princ
70
F
Dart
46
Penn
54
F
BC
71
UNC
70
F
Colum
66
Brown
72
F
Alc
82
South
93
F
SFA
81
SamH
76
F
StLou
78
StJos
73
F
Samf
56
Woff
80
F
UCSB
87
LongB
62
F
Vermt
86
Albany
75
F
NDSt
71
IPFW
60
F
Corn
71
Yale
86
F
UMBC
63
Stony
74
F
FlGlf
46
Lib
61
F
Army
80
Leh
79
F
PVAM
49
AlSt
52
F
TXSo
82
AlaAM
73
F
Tul
67
SMU
82
F
CAPoly
51
UCDav
66
F
Ariz
66
WaSt
49
F
SCla
85
Portl
61
F
SDSt
71
W IL
61
F
IlSt
70
Valpa
80
F
CSBak
59
UTRGV
70
F
Denv
77
Oral
86
F
Brad
51
LoyIL
62
F
TXAMC
77
HBU
82
F
InWor
58
AbCh
72
F
Clem
44
Wake
56
F
UMass
50
David
85
F
SIU-E
55
Murr
74
F
Fla
61
Vand
55
F
Gram
49
ArkPB
47
F
TNSt
72
TNTec
67
F(OT)
UAB
69
UTEP
55
F
IdaSt
75
S UT
80
F
Web
52
N CO
70
F
GrCan
52
NMSt
72
F
MTSt
64
Mont
78
F
Purd
61
NW
58
F
USD
58
Pacif
66
F
StMar
79
BYU
81
F
Nev
64
Bois
73
F
E WA
59
Sac
54
F
AzSt
87
Wash
83
F
CS-Ful
61
UCIrv
91
F
CSNor
75
HI
80
F

Feb 1, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mississippi (10-11)

20

43

63

(22) Louisiana State (17-4)

40

33

73

Smart leads No. 22 LSU past Ole Miss, 73-63
Sat Feb 1, 2020 4:19 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU guard Javonte Smart inbounded the ball to himself off the back of Mississippi's Carlos Curry under the Ole Miss basket and immediately scored as Curry fouled him.

LSU coach Will Wade said the play wasn't designed, but certainly lived up to the surname of the player who pulled it off at a time when the Tigers were trying to stunt the Rebels' momentum in the second half.

"Just a really, really smart play for the and-1," Wade said. "That was a big sequence."

Smart scored 13 of his season-high 21 points in the last 16 minutes, and No. 22 LSU extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 73-63 victory over struggling Mississippi on Saturday.

Smart "was very, very aggressive. Our team did a good job of giving him space to operate," Wade said. "He did a great job of forcing the action and getting downhill.

"He's not the best morning person," Wade continued, alluding to the 11 a.m. local time tip-off. "So, for him to get up at 7 a.m. and be running around and going full speed like he was, that was a good sign that it was probably going to be a good day."

Marlon Tayor had 13 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Trendon Watford scored 13 points for LSU (17-4, 8-0 SEC), which is off to its best start in conference play in 39 years.

Devontae Shuler scored a career-high 28 for Ole Miss (10-11, 1-7), which has lost two straight and eight of its last nine.

"They got us in every facet early," Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. "Our team is a work in progress. We're disappointed but we're not discouraged. Kind of a reset year and we'll get it fixed. I really like what LSU is doing and they'll win a lot of games."

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These teams met two weeks earlier in Oxford, with the Tigers pulling out a four-point victory in which Ole Miss guard Breein Tyree scored a career-high 36 points.

LSU looked determined not let the rematch come down to a ending, breaking the game open with an early 25-2 run for a 32-11 lead. The Tigers opened up a 24-point advantage when Watford scored his 11th point on a free throw that made it 40-16 before Ole Miss cut it to 40-20 at halftime.

Tyree was held scoreless in the first half and finished with nine points.

"They just got on top of Breein," Davis said. "His energy level has to stay high when he's not making shots. ... LSU was physical with him, did some timely switching, and when that happens you have to make other players better."

SECOND-HALF SURGE

Ole Miss briefly rallied back within single digits by scoring the first 12 points of the second half, which amounted to a 16-0 run that made it 40-32.

The game leveled off after that, however, and Smart helped LSU gradually rebuild its lead to 21 with just less than seven minutes left. Smart was 7-of-12 shooting without attempting a 3 and was 7-of-9 on free throws.

"There was a lack of energy coming out of halftime. They had some big shots," Smart said. "We just try to bring the energy to bring the team back up."

Taylor also was instrumental in holding off the Rebels with 12 second-half points, hitting two 3s to go with his usual soaring dunks. LSU's Emmitt Williams blocked four shots to go with nine points and seven rebounds.

The Tigers shot 47.9% and outrebounded the Rebels 42-30.

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi: While the Rebels could take some satisfaction form getting back in the game in the second half, their early hole proved too deep for a team that shot just 35.6%. Ole Miss' Khadin Sy scored nine of his 11 points in the second half, but was one of just two Rebels with as many as 10 points.

LSU: A Tigers team that spent most of this season unranked has now become historically significant at LSU. The last time the Tigers won their first eight SEC games was 1981, widely considered the best season in LSU history. That team went to the Final Four, losing to eventual national champion Indiana in the national semifinals. Meanwhile, LSU improved to 83-0 since the 1966-67 season when leading by 20 or more at halftime.

PISTOL PETE

LSU commemorated the 50th anniversary of late Hall-of-Famer Pete Maravich setting the all-time NCAA scoring record. That game also was played against Ole Miss at LSU, in an arena known as the Cow Palace on Jan. 31, 1970. LSU now plays in a stadium that opened in 1973 and was renamed the Pete Maravich Assembly Center shortly after his death in 1988.

Maravich broke Oscar Robertson's record of 2,973 points that had stood since 1960 and finished his three-year career (not including his season on the Tigers' freshman squad) with 3,667 points during an era with no shot clock or 3-point line. No player has come within 400 points since.

At halftime, Maravich's former teammates joined his wife, Jackie McLachlan, and son, Jaeson, for an on-court ceremony in which the family was presented a plaque and commemorative basketball as a packed crowd stood in applause. The stadium video boards also played Maravich highlights, including his record-setting basket.

UP NEXT

Mississippi: Hosts South Carolina on Wednesday.

LSU: Visits Vanderbilt on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Hinson 0 0 2 3 0 0
F. Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Bishop 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Smart 21 0 3 2 2 0

Team Comparison

Miss LSU
Points For 63 73
Field Goals 21/59-36% 23/48-48%
Three Pointers 6/22-27% 4/10-40%
Free Throws 15/19-79% 23/34-68%
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Defensive Rebounds 23 33
Rebounds 32 42
Blocks 2 6
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 10 13
Personal Fouls 27 16
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - LSU Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 LSU 80 @ Miss 76 D. Days 3 B. Williams 3
Sat Feb 1 Miss 63 @ LSU 73 B. Williams 1 A. Hyatt 2

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attendance: 11,112
Game Time: