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Reid lifts No. 21 LSU over Mississippi St 92-88 in OT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Naz Reid's decisive 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in overtime initially bounced high off the rim and hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity.

There was only one person in Humphrey Coliseum who knew what was about to happen.

''It was going in, without a doubt,'' Reid said with a grin. ''I had confidence.''

Sure enough, the ball fell through the hoop to seal No. 21 LSU's 92-88 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-10 freshman finished with 29 points, which tied a career high, including six in the final minute when the Tigers needed them most.

Reid scored 25 points after halftime.

''We needed to get him the ball and get it to him in some better spaces - closer to the rim,'' LSU coach Will Wade said. ''He did a good job of finishing and going through contact.''

The Tigers pulled ahead for good in overtime when Reid made a layup while being fouled. He added the free throw to give LSU an 89-87 lead with 59.5 seconds left. His biggest bucket came a little later when his 3 bounced off the front of the rim and straight through the net.

It was a dramatic ending to an entertaining game that saw both teams convert big baskets in clutch situations throughout the second half and overtime. Both teams shot nearly 55 percent from the field.

''Everybody was tired,'' Reid said. ''We just had to pull it out. Me and (Tremont Waters) told the team, `We're not losing. We're not leaving with a loss.' We just pinned our ears back and did what we had to do.''

LSU (18-4, 8-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed the entire second half until Waters made a high-arching layup with less than three minutes left for an 80-78 advantage. The Tigers and Bulldogs both missed shots during the final seconds of regulation, forcing overtime.

Waters had 26 points and five assists, playing more than 10 minutes with four fouls. Kavell Bigby-Williams added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Mississippi State (16-6, 4-5) was led by Quinndary Weatherspoon, who tied a season high with 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting. Reggie Perry added 19 points and 10 rebounds.

''I felt like we played pretty well,'' Perry said. ''I feel like they got the lucky bounce. But no credit taken away from them - it was a good shot.''

Mississippi State scored 17 straight points midway through the first half to turn a 16-8 deficit into a 25-16 advantage. LSU struggled with turnovers during that span, especially after Waters went to the bench with two fouls.

The Tigers recovered and briefly pulled even before Mississippi State hit back-to-back 3s in the final minute before halftime to take a 42-34 lead into the break.

WORKING OVERTIME

LSU won on the road in overtime for the third time this season during conference play. The Tigers beat Arkansas 94-88 on Jan. 12 and Missouri 86-80 on Jan. 26.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: It's a huge bounce-back win for the Tigers, who lost for the first time in SEC play against Arkansas on Saturday. Reid and Waters were tremendous, producing big plays during the final minutes when LSU needed it most. Bigby-Williams got his sixth double-double of the season.

Mississippi State: It's a brutal loss for the Bulldogs, who were just starting to gain some momentum. It doesn't get any easier when Kentucky comes to town Saturday. Weatherspoon has been terrific during the past two weeks, averaging nearly 24 points over four games.

UP NEXT

LSU returns home to host Auburn on Saturday.

Mississippi State hosts No. 5 Kentucky on Saturday.

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Key Players
T. Waters
3 G
Q. Weatherspoon
11 G
33.3 Min. Per Game 33.3
17.6 Pts. Per Game 17.6
2.6 Ast. Per Game 2.6
5.7 Reb. Per Game 5.7
45.0 Field Goal % 50.2
33.6 Three Point % 37.0
77.8 Free Throw % 84.5
  Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams 5.0
  Nick Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
+ 3 Naz Reid made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tremont Waters 14.0
+ 1 Reggie Perry made 2nd of 2 free throws 43.0
  Reggie Perry missed 1st of 2 free throws 43.0
  Shooting foul on Skylar Mays 43.0
+ 1 Naz Reid made free throw 59.0
  Personal foul on Reggie Perry 59.0
+ 2 Naz Reid made layup, assist by Ja'vonte Smart 59.0
  Lost ball turnover on Quinndary Weatherspoon 1:08
  Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry 1:31
Team Stats
Points 92 88
Field Goals 35-64 (54.7%) 32-59 (54.2%)
3-Pointers 3-11 (27.3%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 19-25 (76.0%) 16-24 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 35 30
Offensive 13 10
Defensive 21 17
Team 1 3
Assists 12 16
Steals 8 11
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 17 18
Fouls 21 23
Technicals 0 0
29 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
27 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST
12OTT
away team logo 21 LSU 18-4 3449992
home team logo Miss. State 16-6 4241588
Team Stats
away team logo 21 LSU 18-4 80.4 PPG 41.2 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Miss. State 16-6 77.3 PPG 38.3 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
0
N. Reid F 13.6 PPG 7.2 RPG 0.9 APG 46.8 FG%
11
Q. Weatherspoon G 18.5 PPG 4.7 RPG 2.8 APG 50.8 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Reid F 29 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
Q. Weatherspoon G 27 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
54.7 FG% 54.2
27.3 3PT FG% 34.8
76.0 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Reid 29 9 2 10/17 2/3 7/8 4 35 1 1 3 4 5
T. Waters 26 4 5 11/18 1/2 3/4 4 38 5 0 4 1 3
K. Bigby-Williams 14 13 0 6/6 0/0 2/3 4 31 0 0 1 4 9
S. Mays 7 1 2 2/6 0/3 3/3 2 40 1 0 3 0 1
M. Taylor 1 4 0 0/3 0/0 1/2 2 22 0 0 2 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Reid 29 9 2 10/17 2/3 7/8 4 35 1 1 3 4 5
T. Waters 26 4 5 11/18 1/2 3/4 4 38 5 0 4 1 3
K. Bigby-Williams 14 13 0 6/6 0/0 2/3 4 31 0 0 1 4 9
S. Mays 7 1 2 2/6 0/3 3/3 2 40 1 0 3 0 1
M. Taylor 1 4 0 0/3 0/0 1/2 2 22 0 0 2 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Smart 9 1 3 3/8 0/3 3/5 2 34 1 0 1 0 1
E. Williams 6 1 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 2 17 0 0 2 1 0
D. Days 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 1 0
M. Graves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Cooper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Reese - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Hyatt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 92 34 12 35/64 3/11 19/25 21 225 8 1 17 13 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Weatherspoon 27 2 2 11/17 4/6 1/2 2 44 1 0 3 0 2
R. Perry 19 10 1 5/8 0/2 9/16 4 36 2 1 2 4 6
N. Weatherspoon 8 6 4 4/12 0/4 0/0 4 36 3 1 3 1 5
A. Ado 2 3 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 16 0 1 0 2 1
L. Peters 0 1 6 0/4 0/3 0/0 4 33 1 0 4 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Weatherspoon 27 2 2 11/17 4/6 1/2 2 44 1 0 3 0 2
R. Perry 19 10 1 5/8 0/2 9/16 4 36 2 1 2 4 6
N. Weatherspoon 8 6 4 4/12 0/4 0/0 4 36 3 1 3 1 5
A. Ado 2 3 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 16 0 1 0 2 1
L. Peters 0 1 6 0/4 0/3 0/0 4 33 1 0 4 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Holman 12 3 2 4/8 0/2 4/4 3 27 1 0 1 3 0
T. Carter 12 2 0 4/5 2/3 2/2 1 18 2 0 3 0 2
R. Woodard II 8 0 1 3/4 2/3 0/0 1 13 0 2 2 0 0
K. Feazell 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
J. Tshisumpa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Datcher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Clayton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Storm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Oduro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Junkin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stewart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 88 27 16 32/59 8/23 16/24 23 225 11 6 18 10 17