Mississippi 102, LSU 90
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) _ Junior forward J.J. Sims scored a career-high 25 points to lead Mississippi to a 102-90 victory over LSU on Wednesday night.
Sims ignited a 9-0 run midway through the second half that allowed Ole Miss to pull away from the Tigers. With Ole Miss (8-13, 3-8 Southeastern Conference) leading 65-60 and 13:21 left to play, Sims scored six of the Rebels’ next nine points as Ole Miss took a 74-60 lead.
Sims’ dunk with 5:08 to play gave the Rebels their largest lead of the game, 91-75.
LSU (11-10, 5-6) cut the lead to 93-84 with 1:32 to play, but the Rebels made six straight free throws in the final minute to wrap up the victory.
The 102 points were the most for Ole Miss since a 103-61 season-opening victory over Houston Baptist in 1992-93 and the most against an SEC opponent in a non-overtime game since a 101-92 win over Florida in 1974-75.
The Rebels connected on a season-best 62.5 percent from the field and held LSU to 36.7 percent in the second half.
LSU guard Ronnie Henderson, the SEC’s leading scorer, had 30 points, 22 in the first half.