Mississippi State has likely seen enough of Anthony Hickey.
For the second time in two years, the sophomore from Hopkinsville, Ky., hit a floater on a last-ditch coast-to-coast drive to sink the Bulldogs.
A year ago he did it in Baton Rouge to secure a big conference win for Trent Johnson. On Saturday Hickey gave first-year coach Johnny Jones his first road win in the SEC and the Tigers their third win in four contests.
LSU (12-7, 3-5) pulled the win out 69-68 despite shooting 39% from the floor and hitting only 4-of-25 threes. The Tigers also erased a six-point deficit with less than two minutes to play without Johnny O'Bryant and Shavon Coleman, both of whom fouled out.
O'Bryant notched his fifth straight double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Coleman turned the trick as well, posting 11 points and 10 boards.
Hickey finished with 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting, but most of his damage came late.
Mississippi State (7-13, 2-6) couldn't get out of its way in the waning moments - missing free throws (the Bulldogs finished 13-of-27 from the stripe), garnering a five-second call and setting a moving screen during crunch time.
The self-sabotage negated 49% shooting from the field for the home-standing Bulldogs.
LSU is back in action Wednesday night at home versus Vanderbilt.
LSU steals one from State, 69-68
Tiger Blitz Top Stories
Live Updates: LSU vs. Air ForceJoin Tiger Blitz' Randy Rosetta for live updates from the Box for LSU vs. Air Force on Sunday.
Tiger Blitz10:13 AM
Poche spins a gem as LSU blanks Army 6-0Tigers stymie the Black Knights as Kramer Robertson's defense, clutch two-run 3B give Poche plenty of cushion
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 5:29 PM
LSU falls on the road to Alabama 90-72LSU dropped yet another SEC game on Saturday when the Tigers fell to Alabama 90-72 on the road.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 1:40 PM
LSU gets 3 commitments at Boys from the BootEd Orgeron and LSU made waves when the Tigers picked up three commitments at the Boys from the Boot prospect day on Saturday.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 12:06 PM
Boys from the Boot Running UpdatesLSU is hosting some of the top talent in Louisiana on Saturday. Follow along with Tiger Blitz for live updates on Boys from the Boot.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 9:20 AM