STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Ravern Johnson scored 15 points to lead Mississippi State to a 67-51 victory over LSU on Saturday.
Mississippi State (16-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) took advantage of a poor shooting performance by LSU to end a two-game conference skid that dropped the Bulldogs into second place in the conference's Western Division.
The Tigers (9-12, 0-7) shot 34.6 percent (18-for-52) from the field in the game and went 5-for-15 from beyond the arc.
Mississippi State opened the game on a 10-2 run and led 23-15 at halftime.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 37-21 in the opening minutes of the second half and never trailed.
Tasmin Mitchell scored a game-high 26 points and had 10 rebounds.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.