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LSU 73, Mississippi 66

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.