Scores

Final

Ole Miss 66

(13-11, 4-6 SEC)

LSU 73

(21-4, 9-1 SEC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2009

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MISS 37 2966
    LSU 32 4173

    Top Performers

    Ole Miss: M. Holloway 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    LSU: M. Thornton 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    LSU 73, Mississippi 66

    Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Marcus Thornton scored 22 points and LSU rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final nine minutes to defeat Mississippi 73-66 on Saturday.

    It was the ninth consecutive Southeastern Conference win for the Tigers (21-4, 9-1), who are two games ahead of Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee in the overall SEC race.

    Ole Miss (13-11, 4-6) led 62-54 after Terrance Henry scored with 9:12 left in the game.

    LSU scored nine consecutive points to take its first lead of the second half. Two field goals, one a 3-pointer by Thornton, started the outburst.

    Chris Johnson's basket pulled LSU within one point and Tasmin Mitchell gave the Tigers a 63-62 lead on two free throws with 4:08 remaining.

    Mitchell added 20 points and Johnson had 12.

    David Huertas scored 15 points and Terrico White and Murphy Holloway each had 13 points for Ole Miss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MISS
    LSU
    Points 66 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-67 (.403) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 8

    2008-09 Season

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