Scores

Final

Mississippi St 57

(13-6, 3-1 SEC)

LSU 81

(15-3, 3-1 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 21, 2009

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MSST 30 2757
    LSU 36 4581

    Top Performers

    Mississippi St: J. Varnado 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    LSU: M. Thornton 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    LSU 81, Mississippi St. 57

    Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Marcus Thornton scored 31 points as LSU extended its homecourt winning streak to 17 games with an 81-57 Southeastern Conference victory against Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

    The victory enabled the Tigers (15-3, 3-1) to move into a tie with the Bulldogs (13-6, 3-1) for first place in the SEC West. Mississippi State's loss ended a five-game winning streak.

    LSU lost most of its 13-point first-half lead in the first couple of minutes after halftime. Then, Thornton took over by scoring 17 points in a four-minute span. Thornton knocked down four 3-pointers as the Tigers outscored Mississippi State 22-7.

    Thornton's layup following a steal gave LSU a 60-42 lead, and the Tigers cruised from there.

    Tasmin Mitchell was the only other LSU player in double figures with 24 points.

    Jarvis Varnado led the Bulldogs with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    LSU
    Points 57 81
    FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 29-60 (.483)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 27

    2008-09 Season

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