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LSU coach Will Wade will try to steer his team to a victory against Mississippi State today, and, with some help garner a possible first-round bye for the SEC tournament that begins Wednesday in St. Louis.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

LSU took on Mississippi State on Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., in their opening game in the SEC basketball tournament.

Mississippi State defeated the Tigers 80-77.

See below or CLICK HERE for a recap of the game: