Mississippi State vs. LSU: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mississippi State vs. LSU: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mississippi State 68
(7-17, 1-10 away)
LSU 80
(15-8, 12-2 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, February 16, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi State 28 40 68
LSU 41 39 80
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi State C Sword 25 G Ware 7 C Sword 4
LSU C Carmouche 21 J O`Bryant III 11 J O`Bryant III 8

In a game where they scored 36 points from beyond the three-point line, LSU beat Mississippi State 80-68 in conference play. With a record of 2-0, the Tigers stay undefeated against Mississippi State this season. Johnny O`Bryant III earned a double-double for the Tigers including 10 points and 11 rebounds. Charles Carmouche was active from three-point range, going 5 for 8 to get to a season-high 21 points overall. Craig Sword finished with a season-high 25 points on 64.3 percent shooting for the Bulldogs. Next up for LSU (15-8, 6-6 SEC) is Tennessee (15-10, 6-6 SEC) on Tuesday, Feb. 19 on the road.

LSU Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 4:28 left to go.
  • The last time LSU started the season 15-8 was 2004.
  • The Tigers have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 30 or more field goals made.
  • LSU has won 81 percent of the time this season (13-3) when opponents record 68 or fewer total points.
  • This season LSU has won 73 percent of the time (8-3) when Andre Stringer has 10 points or more, 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Anthony Hickey has six assists or more, and 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Andrew Del Piero has three blocks or more.
  • The Tigers set season highs for assists (24), three-pointers (12), and three-point percentage (54.5).
  • The last time LSU recorded at least 24 assists was Dec 13, 2008 against Grambling State.
  • The Tigers have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • LSU has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past eight games.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--LSU has a 7.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Charles Carmouche and Andrew Del Piero) accounted for 42.5 percent of the points.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Charles Carmouche has led the team in scoring in four out of 23 games this season.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 23 games this season.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III recorded the 16th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III recorded a double-double. It was his 11th this season and 13th of his career.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III had a career high with eight assists.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Charles Carmouche's career.
  • Charles Carmouche had a career high with five three-pointers.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Bulldogs losing streak to 10 games.
  • Craig Sword recorded a team season high in points with 25 and field goals made with nine.
  • Craig Sword accounted for 36.7 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Gavin Ware and Colin Borchert) accounted for 45.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Craig Sword has led the team in scoring five times in 24 games this season.
  • Gavin Ware has led the team in rebounding 16 times in 24 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Craig Sword's career.
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ACraig Sword262504022
B+Colin Borchert301142432
B+Gavin Ware251071010
CRoquez Johnson25631002
CT. Cunningham22610001
CFred Thomas27510010
C-T. Bloodman33530202
DBaxter Price12011000
LSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+J. O`Bryant III3610118012
AC. Carmouche232151002
AMalik Morgan20575102
AAnthony Hickey331026201
BAndre Stringer341032100
BA. Del Piero251340031
BShavon Coleman13711100
C+Jalen Courtney6230000
-Corban Collins6001011

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