BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - After being down most of the game, LSU fought back and pulled off the 92-88 overtime win over Mississippi State in Starkville.
Freshman Naz Reid scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left in OT to secure the win for the Tigers.
Tremont Waters had 26 points in the game. Kavell Bigby-Williams was the only other Tiger to score in double figures. He chipped in 14 points and pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Tigers started off hot, but fouls and turnovers cooled them off in the first half and the Bulldogs took the lead. Play was sloppy, as the teams combined for 23 turnovers in the first half. The Bulldogs led 42-34 at halftime.
LSU started off well in the second half, scoring two quick buckets. However, Mississippi State settled in and led by as many as 10 points.
Behind turnovers and strong rebounding, the Tigers fought back and pulled within four points with just under 10 minutes left in regulation.
LSU finally didn’t hit its first 3-pointer until 6:12 left in regulation, but as usual, the Tigers shot well from the free throw line.
LSU was able to bounce back from the heartbreaking loss to Arkansas. The Tigers are now 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the SEC.