Mississippi St. 60, LSU 59

Phil Turner’s 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left lifted Mississippi

State to a 60-59 victory over struggling LSU on Saturday.

The Tigers were on the brink of their first league win of the

season when Tasmin Mitchell’s 3-pointer gave LSU a 59-57 lead with

14.7 seconds to go. But with the home crowd going wild, Turner

calmly answered on the other end.

The Bulldogs (19-8, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) were able to

hold on when Bo Spencer’s rushed shot from just inside half court

missed everything.

Ravern Johnson led MSU with 16 points, while Jarvis Varnado

finished with 14 points and seven blocked shots.

Mitchell led LSU (9-17, 0-12) with 25 points and nine rebounds,

while Storm Warren added 14 points.