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Miss. State Bulldogs @ LSU Tigers

Current Records: Miss. State 18-8, LSU 14-12

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $1.00

What to Know

LSU will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Miss. State Bulldogs will face off in an SEC battle at 8:30 p.m. ET at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU has insisted on making their lastthree contests complete nail-biters, turning in a record of 2-1 during that stretch of close contests.

We saw a pretty high 163.5-over/under line set for LSU's previous contest, but the actual score was more down to earth. They skirted by the Wildcats 75-74 on Wednesday thanks to a clutch jump shot from Tyrell Ward with but a second left in the second quarter. LSU was down 42-27 with 19:12 left in the second half but they still came back for the handy one-point win.

Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead LSU to victory, but perhaps none more so than Ward, who scored 17 points. Trae Hannibal was another key contributor, scoring seven points along with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Meanwhile, Miss. State had already won three in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 13.7 points), and they went ahead and made it four on Wednesday. They walked away with an 83-71 victory over the Rebels.

Miss. State's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but Tolu Smith led the charge by scoring 24 points along with six rebounds. Smith didn't help Miss. State's cause all that much against the Razorbacks on Saturday but the same can't be said for this contest. The team also got some help courtesy of Cameron Matthews, who scored 11 points along with five rebounds and three steals.

The Tigers' win bumped their record up to 14-12. As for the Bulldogs, their win was their fifth straight at home, which pushed their record up to 18-8.

Not only did both teams in this Saturday's match win their last matches, they also took care of their bettors and covered the spread. As for their next game, Miss. State is expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. This contest will be LSU's sixth straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 3-2 against the spread).

LSU came up short against the Bulldogs in their previous matchup back in February of 2023, falling 64-53. Will LSU have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Miss. State is a slight 2-point favorite against LSU, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 1-point favorite.

The over/under is 145.5 points.

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Series History

LSU and Miss. State both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Feb 08, 2023 - Miss. State 64 vs. LSU 53
  • Feb 12, 2022 - LSU 69 vs. Miss. State 65
  • Feb 10, 2021 - LSU 94 vs. Miss. State 80
  • Jan 11, 2020 - LSU 60 vs. Miss. State 59
  • Feb 06, 2019 - LSU 92 vs. Miss. State 88
  • Mar 08, 2018 - Miss. State 80 vs. LSU 77
  • Mar 03, 2018 - LSU 78 vs. Miss. State 57
  • Mar 08, 2017 - Miss. State 79 vs. LSU 52
  • Mar 04, 2017 - Miss. State 88 vs. LSU 76
  • Jan 07, 2017 - Miss. State 95 vs. LSU 78