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Lady Tigers edge No. 15 Mississippi St. 71-69 in 2OT

2 years 3 days 6 hours ago January 16, 2015 Jan 16, 2015 Friday, January 16 2015 January 16, 2015 8:18 AM in LSU Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

STARKVILLE, MS - Danielle Ballard scored 24 points, including the go-ahead bucket in double overtime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lift LSU to a 71-69 upset over No. 15 Mississippi State on Thursday night.

Raigyne Moncrief contributed 18 points and DaShawn Harden added 13 for LSU (9-8, 3-2 SEC), which shot 50 percent from the floor and sank late buckets to force both overtime periods.

The first overtime was forced by Moncrief, who hit a free throw to tie it at 53 at the end of regulation.

Mississippi State (18-2, 3-2) took a 61-58 lead with Ketara Chapel's free throw with 6 seconds left in OT but Ballard hit a 3-pointer just ahead of the buzzer to tie it again.

The Bulldogs, who have lost two straight, built a 69-65 lead in the second OT before LSU scored six straight for the win.

Dominique Dillingham led Mississippi State with 18 points.

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