LSU beats Mississippi State 84-82

By David Brandt/The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Aaron Dotson scored 16 points, Storm Warren added 14 and LSU held on to beat Mississippi State 84-82 on Wednesday night.

LSU (11-17, 3-10 Southeastern Conference) snapped a 10-game losing streak, dating back to a Jan. 12 victory over Arkansas. The Tigers ended their misery by scoring their most points since a season-opening win over Northwestern State.

Renardo Sidney scored 24 points and Dee Bost added 15 as Mississippi State overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half, tying the score at 77 with 1:41 left. But the Bulldogs never took the lead.

Mississippi State (14-13, 6-7) lost despite shooting 56 percent from the field (28 of 50). Riley Benock missed an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer that would have tied it.

LSU trailed by 13 early, but used a 25-8 run to take a 45-41 lead by halftime. The Tigers shot 8 of 14 (57 percent) from 3-point range in the first half.

Click here for Brad Locke’s Inside Mississippi State Sports blog.

Read more about this game in Thursday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.

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