Posted: Feb 15, 2012 8:53 AM
Source: Sports 2
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tiger basketball team beat a Top 25 team for the second time this season, and they did it in dramatic fashion. Anthony Hickey hit a driving floater in the paint in the final seconds of overtime, lifting LSU to a 69-67 victory over Mississippi State on Tuesday night. Ralston Turner led LSU (15-10, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) with 17 points, but nearly cost the Tigers the game with a turnover that put Brian Bryant on the foul line with 11 seconds left. Bryant made only one free throw to tie it at 67, however, taking pressure off LSU as it set up the final shot. Justin Hamilton scored 14 points for LSU, which has won two straight, while Storm Warren added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Dee Bost had 15 points and Rodney Hood 14 for the Bulldogs (19-7, 6-5), who've lost two straight for the first time all season, both in overtime. Mississippi State lost to Georgia 70-68 on Saturday.