Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - A jumper by Anthony Hickey with three seconds left lifted the LSU Tigers in a come from behind victory of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 69-68, in SEC play at Humphrey Coliseum.
Hickey contributed 12 points and Johnny O'Bryant III recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the Tigers' (12-7, 3-5 SEC) victory. Shavon Coleman added 11 points and Charles Carmouche chipped in 10, as LSU won a second consecutive game.
For the Bulldogs (7-13, 2-6), Gavin Ware recorded a game-high 14 points to go with seven boards. Trivante Bloodman added 12 points and Craig Sword added 11 points. Both Colin Borchert and Roquez Johnson contributed 10 points and six rebounds as Mississippi State fell for the sixth consecutive game.
Mississippi State made 57.1 percent from the floor including 3-of-7 from beyond the arc in the first half. LSU was held to 27.3 percent from the floor and 2-of-14 from long-range as the Bulldogs took a 40-26 advantage at the break.
LSU corrected its play, making 16-of-30 from the floor and it held the Bulldogs to 38.5 percent made field goals including 0-of-5 made 3-pointers in the second half.
LSU controlled second chance points, 20-11. The Tigers made 15-of-18 from the foul line while Mississippi State struggled making 13-of-27 free throw attempts on the night.