Mizzou Basketball Falls To 1-5 In SEC After Loss To LSU

Mizzou Men’s Basketball was outlasted by the No. 25 LSU Tigers on Saturday evening at Mizzou Arena, falling in overtime, 86-80. Though Mizzou led through much of the second half, LSU closed on a 15 -1 run to push the game to overtime. Once in the extra period, LSU outscored the Black & Gold 15-9 to secure the win.

Senior guard Jordan Geist nearly willed Mizzou to victory, securing his first career double-double in a gritty performance that saw him put a game-high 25 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Jeremiah Tilmon and freshman guard Javon Pickett also reached double-figures, going for 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Mizzou led LSU 70-56 with just 2:14 remaining in the game, and looked to be on its way to a statement victory. However, LSU did not lie down, going on a 15-1 run over the final two minutes to push the game to overtime.

LSU’s press defense forced the Tigers into several turnovers. Even so, the Black & Gold held a 71-70 lead with 2.2 seconds remaining when Mizzou was called for a loose ball foul. Emmitt Williams of LSU stepped to the line, where he missed his first free throw but made the second. Tied at 71, the game went to overtime, where LSU closed the period on a 6-0 run to put the game away.

TOP TIGERS

  • Geist posted a team-high 25 points on 7-14 shooting and a 3-7 clip from behind the arc. Geist also grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds to secure his first-career double-double.
  • Redshirt junior guard Ronnie Suggs posted a season-high nine points while also grabbing a season-best four rebounds. Suggs found his stroke at the free throw line as he totaled a 6-9 clip at the stripe.
  • The Washington, Mo. native also sank a triple, giving him three-pointers in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
  • Tilmon scored in double figures for the second time in three games, chipping in with 11 points.