BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU 73, No. 18 Missouri 70: Anthony Hickey scored 20 points as host LSU, last in the SEC standings, held on to shock Missouri.
LSU (11-7, 2-5 SEC) led by five points with 38 seconds left, only to see No. 18 Missouri (15-5, 4-3) pull within 72-70 on Phil Pressey's layup with 14 seconds left. LSU's Shavon Coleman missed three of four free throws in the final 13 seconds, but a potential game-tying 3-pointer from Pressey was off the mark.
Andre Stringer added 18 points for LSU, including a critical four-point play with 3:02 remaining to give LSU a 65-58 advantage. Johnny O'Bryant III finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Pressey led Missouri with 25 points, but finished 1-for-9 from 3-point range. Missouri shot 37.7 percent from the field. Jabari Brown added 19 points.
LSU used an early 11-0 run to build a 17-6 lead with 13:26 left in the first half. LSU led by as many as 16 points in the first half en route to a 39-26 halftime lead.
GAME NOTEBOOK: LSU shot a season-high 55.6 percent from the field. ... Missouri leading scorer Laurence Bowers played for the first time in five games, scoring 10 points. Bowers, who averages 16.8 points, has been out with a knee injury.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun