LSU vs. Mississippi State: Recap and Stats

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LSU vs. Mississippi State: Recap and Stats
LSU 69
(12-7, 2-5 away)
Mississippi State 68
(7-13, 6-6 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
LSU 26 43 69
Mississippi State 40 28 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
LSU A Hickey 12 J O`Bryant III 12 A Hickey 4
Mississippi State G Ware 14 G Ware 7 T Bloodman 3

LSU squared off with Mississippi State on Saturday, February 2nd and held on to beat the Bulldogs 69-68 in SEC action. LSU found themselves down 40-26 at halftime, but put together a big second-half push to salvage the win. Johnny O`Bryant III earned a double-double in the win with a team-high 12 points and 12 rebounds. Charles Carmouche had 10 points and added seven rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl). For the Bulldogs, Gavin Ware finished with a game-high 14 points and seven rebounds. LSU (12-7, 3-5 SEC) takes on Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6 SEC) on Wednesday, February 6th on their home court.

LSU Game Notes

  • LSU started 12-7 during the 2011, 2004, 2002, and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Tigers have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, LSU has won 24 close games.
  • The Tigers have won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after recording 15 or more free throws made.
  • This season LSU has won 75% of the time (9-3) when Shavon Coleman has 11 points or more, 71% of the time (5-2) when Andre Stringer plays 33 minutes or more, and 80% of the time (4-1) when Charles Carmouche has 4 field goals made or more.
  • LSU set season lows for three-pointers and three-point percentage.
  • LSU has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Tigers came back after being down at halftime.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III accounted for 30.7% of the team's rebounds.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 9 times in 19 games this season.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III recorded the 13th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 4 straight games.
  • This was the 5th foul out of the season for Johnny O`Bryant III.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III recorded a double-double. It was his 8th this season and 10th of his career.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Shavon Coleman.
  • Anthony Hickey has 9 straight double-digit point games.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • The Bulldogs have lost 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Mississippi State has lost 32 close games.
  • This loss extended the Bulldogs losing streak to 6 games.
  • Gavin Ware has led the team in scoring 3 times and in rebounding 13 times in 20 games this season.
  • Colin Borchert has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Gavin Ware has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Fred Thomas.
LSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. O`Bryant III3212122223
B+C. Carmouche261073302
B+Shavon Coleman321171112
BMalik Morgan23741200
BAnthony Hickey291234103
CJalen Courtney9410000
CAndre Stringer33903104
-Shane Hammink8200001
-Corban Collins4200101
-A. Del Piero4021000
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Gavin Ware291471002
B+T. Bloodman261263203
BRoquez Johnson221061013
BColin Borchert291062225
BFred Thomas24841322
B-T. Cunningham12022210
B-Craig Sword261121201
C-Jalen Steele32322001

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