Instant Analysis: LSU men’s basketball’s hot streak comes to an end vs. Mississippi State

LSU turned in back-to-back impressive wins over ranked opponents in the last week, but the Tigers couldn’t make that streak three on Saturday night against Mississippi State as the Bulldogs breezed to an 87-67 win at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair, but LSU led by as much as six in the frame. However, the Bulldogs ultimately stretched to a seven-point lead at the half, and that was a sign of what was to come.

The Tigers were outscored by 13 in the second half as the team shot just 41.4%. It was a big game offensively for Trae Hannibal, who led the team with 22 points, but Jordan Wright was the only other player who scored in double figures with 14 points.

LSU really struggled to defend Josh Hubbard, who finished with 32 points, and Tolu Smith added 19.

The Tigers now fall to 14-13 (6-8 SEC) on the year. They’ll be back in action on Tuesday when they host Georgia.

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