WATCH: Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland postgame after LSU loss

Tolu Smith registered his 2nd 20-10 performance of the season, while Derek Fountain poured in a season’s best 20 points, but Mississippi State fell in a shootout to LSU, 94-80 on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum.

The Bulldogs dropped their third consecutive decision to LSU. For Smith, he compiled his SEC-leading sixth double-double of the season. He racked up 24 points on an effective and efficient 10-of-11 shooting clip. The 24-point effort was his third of the 2020-21 campaign, and he also hauled down 11 rebounds.

Mississippi State head basketball coach Ben Howland met with the media following the game to discuss the loss. Video is courtesy of the SEC.