How to Watch Mississippi State Basketball vs LSU in the SEC Tournament

Mississippi State basketball takes on LSU in the SEC Tournament. Here's how you can watch.
Feb 24, 2024; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Tolu Smith (1) drives
Feb 24, 2024; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Tolu Smith (1) drives / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State basketball begins postseason play today against the LSU Tigers in the 2024 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 19-12 record. They went 8-10 in SEC play, earning the 9-seed in the SEC Tournament. The Tigers went 17-14 in the regular season, but with a 9-9 SEC record, they are the 8-seed in the bracket.

The stakes are quite high for Mississippi State basketball in this matchup. With a win, State is likely set to return to the NCAA Tournament for the second-consecutive season. But with a loss, MSU's chances of dancing become incredibly slim.

There are major implications in this game for both Mississippi State basketball and bubble teams around the country. Here's how you can watch...

Mississippi State basketball vs LSU TV broadcast

Mississippi State basketball and LSU open Second Round action of the 2024 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday afternoon. The game is set to tip-off at 12:00 pm CT on the SEC Network. It was also be available for streaming via the ESPN app.

LSU game a must-win for Mississippi State basketball

Mississippi State basketball is looking to make back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time since 2008-2009. But if that's going to happen, the Bulldogs have to win this game today. State enters the SEC Tournament firmly on the bubble as one of the teams near the projected cutline.

While a win should be enough to have MSU solidly in the field (though not completely safe), a loss would almost certainly drop the Bulldogs out of the bracket. There's technically a small possibility that they could still go dancing with a loss, but with the number of bubble teams currently taking care of business around the country and the high-probability that we see bid-stealers this season, State absolutely doesn't want to leave their selection up to chance.

If they want to hear their names called on Selection Sunday, Mississippi State basketball needs to win today.

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