STARKVILLE, Miss. — Arnett Moultrie scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season and No. 18 Mississippi State held off a late LSU charge to win 76-71 on Wednesday night.
Moultrie had 19 points in the second half as the Bulldogs built on a 32-31 halftime lead. The 6-foot-11 junior made 10 of 18 shots from the field and grabbed six offensive rebounds.
Jalen Steele scored 15 points and Rodney Hood added 13. Mississippi State (17-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) outrebounded LSU 46-26.
Andre Stringer led the Tigers (12-8, 2-4) with 17 points off the bench. Anthony Hickey scored 16 and Justin Hamilton added 11.
The Tigers hit four 3-pointers late to pull within 72-71 with 12.9 seconds left, but could not grab the lead.