The Tigers look to continue their SEC road success at one of the toughest places to play in the league when they travel to Starkville, Mississippi to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs Wednesday night at the Humphrey Coliseum.
Game time is 8:05 and will be broadcast on ESPN2 (Karl Ravech and Andy Kennedy) and broadcast on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network (Eagle 98.1 FM with Voice of the Tigers Chris Blair and former LSU basketball coach John Brady).
The Tigers are ranked 21st in the AP media poll while Mississippi State has fallen out of the top 25, but in the coaches poll published by USA Today, the Bulldogs are 21st and the Tigers are ranked 22. LSU is 17-4 and 7-1 in the SEC, while Mississippi State is 16-5 and 4-4 in the league.
LSU had its 10-game winning streak and 18-game unbeaten streak in the Maravich Center snapped by Arkansas on Saturday, 90-89, as the Tigers came up just short of rallying from an 18-point second half deficient. LSU came back to take three one-point leads but the Razorbacks scored the winning points with 22 seconds left. The Tigers got three looks at the bucket in the final seconds but could not convert.
The Tigers are, however, winners of four straight road games in the SEC this season – at Arkansas, Ole Miss, Missouri and Texas A&M – but LSU will face a State team that is 10-1 inside the confines of the building known as “The Hump.”
Mississippi State won its second road game on Saturday in SEC play in an 81-75 win at Ole Miss. Quinndary Weatherspoon had 27 points to lead the Bulldogs in that game.
This is the first of three road games in the next four for LSU as they play at Mississippi State, face Auburn at home (Feb. 9), travel to Kentucky (Feb. 12) and Georgia (Feb. 16) before returning home for three very important contests against Florida, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)