LSU vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview
LSU
(11-7, 1-5 away)
Mississippi State
(7-12, 6-5 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
LSU A Hickey 12.4 J O`Bryant III 8.3 C Carmouche 3.9
Mississippi State F Thomas 10.6 G Ware 6.8 T Bloodman 2.6

On Saturday, LSU heads to Humphrey Coliseum to take on Mississippi State. The game gets underway at 5:30 EST and it can be seen on FSN. The Tigers are 4-5 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. The last time they met (2/14/2012) they won 69-67.

Mississippi State and LSU are tied for 10th in the conference.

In their last outing, behind 20 points from Anthony Hickey, the Tigers defeated Missouri 73-70 on January 30th. He leads the team in points with 12.4 per game and steals with 3.7 per game. For the Bulldogs, Gavin Ware finished with 14 points in the 55-49 loss to Texas A&M on January 30th. He is averaging 8.6 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.8 per game.

In terms of team stats, LSU has an advantage in two key areas. With the edge in assists (14 per game to nine per game), the Tigers should find themselves in a good position on offense. LSU also has an advantage in scoring, 72 points per game to 60 points per game.

Mississippi State StatSmack

  • The LSU scoring leader (Shavon Coleman) has more points than the Mississippi State scoring leader (Fred Thomas).
  • The LSU assist leader (Charles Carmouche) has more assists than the Mississippi State assist leader (Trivante Bloodman).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. LSU has come back to win after being down at half against Mississippi State 3 times since 1999.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. LSU has a stronger schedule than Mississippi State this season (SOS Rank: #123 vs #128).
  • LSU has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (57.13% to 56.75%).
  • LSU beat Mississippi State by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 14, 2012).
  • At least you keep showing up. LSU has an average margin of victory of 10 over Mississippi State in 31 wins since 1980.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, LSU has had more players drafted by the NBA than Mississippi State (6 vs 5).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 LSU has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Mississippi State (9 vs 8).
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 31 12 4 4 4 0 2
B Shavon Coleman 30 12 7 1 2 1 2
B- J. O`Bryant III 26 12 8 1 0 1 3
C+ C. Carmouche 24 9 3 4 2 0 2
C Andre Stringer 30 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 19 5 3 1 2 0 1
D+ A. Del Piero 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Corban Collins 13 4 2 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
MState Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Gavin Ware 25 9 7 0 1 1 1
C Fred Thomas 28 11 3 1 2 1 2
C- Colin Borchert 26 7 4 2 1 2 2
C- Jalen Steele 26 9 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Craig Sword 26 9 3 2 2 0 4
D+ Roquez Johnson 26 10 5 0 1 1 3
D+ Wendell Lewis 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
D T. Bloodman 30 5 3 3 1 0 3
D T. Cunningham 22 3 3 1 1 0 1
F Baxter Price 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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