The LSU men's basketball team will square off with Mississippi St.  on Saturday, when the Tigers and Bulldogs meet in an SEC match-up. Tip-off time is set for 3 o'clock. has a preview, below.

LSU men's basketball coach Trent Johnson

Two basketball teams looking for some consistency of play over 40 minutes do battle Saturday afternoon as LSU and Mississippi State meet in a 3 p.m. Southeastern Conference basketball game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU (10-12, 2-5) is trying to get back on track after five losses, while Mississippi State (11-10, 3-4) is trying to get going again after losing three-of-four, but that one win is a home win last Saturday against Florida. LSU is coming off its best effort in the losing run of games, a 64-56 loss at home Wednesday about South Carolina. LSU showed second half resolve, rallying from 13 down to within four entering the final four minutes of play, something the Tigers hope to build on Saturday.