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Wednesday’s SEC Basketball Recap

LSU bounces back with a big road win.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Mississippi State Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday’s action is in the books. Let’s go back and see what went down.

OLE MISS 75, TEXAS A&M 71

Terence Davis went for 19, eight rebounds and five assists as the Ole Miss Rebels snapped their four-game losing streak. The dark cloud hanging over them disappeared, as the Rebels defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 75-71. This despite the fact that the Aggies saw a 57-48 lead evaporate in the back half of the second half. They scored just 14 points to Ole Miss’ 24 in the last 10 minutes of the game. Breein Tyree scored 22 points in the win, while Blake Hinson had 11. Wendell Mitchell put up 23 points for the Aggies while Brandon Mahan had 20 and went a ridiculous 6-of-7 from beyond the arc in the losing effort.

ALABAMA 89, GEORGIA 74

The Alabama Crimson Tide’s back-and-forth volley from win column to loss column continued on Wednesday night. The Tide bounced back from a loss to the Auburn Tigers with an 89-74 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Since following up a loss to Texas A&M with a win over the Missouri Tigers on January 16, the Tide have now alternated wins and losses in their last eight games. Screwy ain’t it? Kira Lewis Jr. had 24 points, seven assists and four rebounds while Tevin Mack led with 25 points with a 5-for-7 mark from 3-point land. Dazon Ingram also joined them in double figures with 11 of his own. Georgia had four double figure scorers, including Derek Ogbeide who had 17 points, but couldn’t qutie put enough together to stop Lewis and Mack.

LSU 92, MISSISSIPPI STATE 88 (OT)

Naz Reid stepped up and scored seven of the LSU Tigers’ nine points in overtime as they celebrated a crucial 92-88 road victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Reid stood out in a big way as he scored 29 points on just 17 shots. He went for nine rebounds and two assists with a block and a steal, as he continues to remain one of the most productive freshmen in the league.

Tremont Waters went for 26 points of his own and was almost unstoppable inside, going 10-for-16 on 2-point tries. He added five assists, which led the team. Kavell Bigby-Williams gave LSU 14 points of his own while Ja’vonte Smart had nine.

Quinndary Weatherspoon once again hit the 27-point mark for the second consecutive game and, amazingly, the third time in his last four games. Reggie Perry had 19 and 10, and Aric Holman and Tyson Carter gave the Bulldogs 12 points apiece off the bench. However, Lamar Peters scored zero points in 33 minutes and while head six assists, he also committed four turnovers in what was simply a night to forget.

The win puts LSU at 8-1 on the year in SEC play, tied for second with the Kentucky Wildcats, as they continue to breathe down the Tennessee Volunteers’ necks. State, meanwhile, drops to 4-5 in league play as they are firmly in the middle of the pack after the most consequential result of the night.