The LSU Tigers prevailed late in a 92-88 win against Mississippi State Wednesday night in the Humphrey Coliseum. The Tigers trailed most of the game, but came back late to tie the game and force overtime. Naz Reid hit a three to seal the game for LSU in overtime. With the win, the Tigers improve to 18-4, 8-1 in SEC, while the Bulldogs fall to 16-6, 4-5 in SEC.
Freshman forward Naz Reid had a game high 29 points for the Tigers. He also recorded nine rebounds, two assists and a block. Sophomore guard Tremont Waters scored 26 for the Tigers. He also picked up four rebounds, five assists and five steals. Senior forward Kavell Bigby-Williams scored 14 and compiled a game high 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Javonte Smart put up nine points to go along with three assists.
Senior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon had a team high 27 points for the Bulldogs. He also managed two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Freshman forward Reggie Perry had a team high 10 rebounds to complement 19 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Nick Weatherspoon also played a significant role for the Bulldogs with eight points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Next on the schedule, the Tigers return to Baton Rouge for a 1 p.m. tip Saturday against Auburn.
(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)