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LSU basketball coach Will Wade leads the Tigers in his first SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State on Thursday.

LSU basketball vs. Mississippi State: Game time, TV channel, how to stream SEC Tournament game online (March 7, 2018)

LSU basketball takes on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday in the SEC Tournament. See below for information on how you can watch, listen to and stream this game.

For the second straight season, LSU and Mississippi State closed out their regular seasons against one another, only to draw each other in their first SEC Tournament matchups. Unlike last year, however, this season LSU and Mississippi State meet up on Day 2 after earning first-round byes. The winning team will go on to face Tennessee in the third round of the SEC Tournament, while the losing team will be eliminated.

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LSU basketball versus Mississippi State game time, details

Who: LSU (17-13, 8-10 SEC) versus Mississippi State (21-10, 9-9 SEC)

When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. CT

Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.

What TV channel will LSU basketball versus Mississippi State be on?

Thursday’s game will be broadcast nationally on the SEC Network.

How can I listen to LSU basketball versus Mississippi State on the radio?

Baton Rouge residents can listen to the game on the radio by tuning to 98.1 FM Baton Rouge. Internet users can find a stream of the broadcast at LSUSports.net/live.

How can I stream LSU basketball versus Mississippi State online?

Thursday’s game will be streamed through WatchESPN.com. Mobile users can access the stream through the Watch ESPN App. Both the SEC Network Plus and WatchESPN require cable or satellite passwords to log in.

How can I follow along with the game live?

For live game updates, follow @LSUBasketball on Twitter or visit LSUstats.com. You can also follow SEC Country’s beat writers @bigahickey and @nicksuss for additional commentary and updates.

Projected starting lineup: LSU basketball

Point guard: Sophomore Skylar Mays

Point guard: Freshman Tremont Waters

Shooting guard: Junior Daryl Edwards

Power forward: Senior Aaron Epps

Power forward: Senior Duop Reath

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