LSU
16-3
86
TF 1
FINAL/OT
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OT
SECN
Sat Jan. 26
6:00pm
BONUS
80
TF 3
ML: -257
MIZZOU 5.5, O/U 142.5
ML: +215
LSU
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No. 25 LSU rallies late, beats Missouri 86-80 in OT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Skylar Mays and the No. 25 LSU Tigers amazed their coach with a big rally.

Mays scored 11 points of his 24 points in the last three minutes of regulation and LSU overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 2:08 to force overtime in an 86-80 victory over Missouri on Saturday night.

''That happens one out of 500 times maybe, and that may be generous,'' LSU coach Will Wade said. ''Like I told our guys in the locker room: `We're out of mulligans after this. Any deposits we put in the bank due to our hard work, we used them all here today.'''

Mays had a personal 9-0 run that began with a 3-pointer with 2:08 left.

''They were up big, so we knew we had to get more possessions in the game, so we started to run-and-jump a little bit,'' Mays said. ''We were able to get steals.''

Ja'Vonte Smart made two 3-pointers in overtime and scored 14 points for the Tigers (16-3, 6-0 Southeastern Conference). Naz Reid also had 14 points, and Tremont Waters added 13.

With LSU down 71-70, Waters missed a contested shot on a drive. Missouri's Ronnie Suggs was called for a foul battling for the rebound, sending Emmitt Williams to free throw line with 2.2 seconds left. He missed the first and made the second.

Smart had two of LSU's three steals in the final two minutes.

''They just had a little more pressure, and I think it sped us up,'' Missouri point guard Jordan Geist said. ''As a senior, I've got to make sure our guys are under control. I've got to take care of the ball, as well.''

Geist led Missouri (10-8, 1-5) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Jeremiah Tilmon added 15 points, and Javon Pickett had 13.

In overtime, Smart hit consecutive 3-pointers to give LSU the lead for good.

''When I made that first one, I just felt like I could go for another one,'' Smart said.

BIG PICTURE

Missouri: Sophomore guard Mark Smith, the team's second-leading scorer at 12.6 points per game and the SEC's most accurate 3-point shooter at 47.5 percent, sat out with a left ankle injury. Smith twisted the ankle Wednesday night late in a loss at Arkansas. Freshman Torrence Watson got his first career start in Smith's place.

LSU: LSU kept pace with Tennessee at the top of the standings. The teams meet on Feb. 23 in Baton Rouge. LSU is 6-0 in conference play for the first time since 2006.

UP NEXT

Missouri: At Auburn on Wednesday night.

LSU: At LSU on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
T. Waters
3 G
J. Geist
15 G
32.1 Min. Per Game 32.1
13.3 Pts. Per Game 13.3
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
43.5 Field Goal % 42.2
31.5 Three Point % 36.0
75.0 Free Throw % 76.6
  Defensive rebound by K.J. Santos 1.0
  Tremont Waters missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 Tremont Waters made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Geist 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Tremont Waters 4.0
  Jordan Geist missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 1 Skylar Mays made 2nd of 2 free throws 9.0
+ 1 Skylar Mays made 1st of 2 free throws 9.0
  Personal foul on Javon Pickett 10.0
+ 2 Jeremiah Tilmon made layup 12.0
+ 1 Naz Reid made 2nd of 2 free throws 20.0
Team Stats
Points 86 80
Field Goals 24-68 (35.3%) 24-57 (42.1%)
3-Pointers 9-32 (28.1%) 6-24 (25.0%)
Free Throws 29-37 (78.4%) 26-33 (78.8%)
Total Rebounds 43 43
Offensive 12 8
Defensive 26 32
Team 5 3
Assists 15 7
Steals 11 6
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 13 16
Fouls 27 29
Technicals 0 2
24 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
25 PTS, 11 REB, 2 AST
12OTT
away team logo 25 LSU 16-3 33381586
home team logo Missouri 10-8 3338980
Team Stats
away team logo 25 LSU 16-3 80.9 PPG 41.2 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo Missouri 10-8 67.2 PPG 38.4 RPG 11.1 APG
Key Players
4
S. Mays G 13.6 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.1 APG 42.2 FG%
15
J. Geist G 14.8 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.0 APG 44.0 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Mays G 24 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
J. Geist G 25 PTS 11 REB 2 AST
35.3 FG% 42.1
28.1 3PT FG% 25.0
78.4 FT% 78.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Mays 24 2 1 6/12 2/6 10/12 1 39 1 0 0 0 2
N. Reid 14 8 0 2/12 1/4 9/9 4 28 1 0 3 3 5
T. Waters 13 3 9 4/17 2/9 3/4 3 36 3 0 2 0 3
K. Bigby-Williams 7 5 0 2/3 0/0 3/5 4 20 0 2 2 2 3
M. Taylor 7 6 1 3/6 0/1 1/2 5 35 1 0 2 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Mays 24 2 1 6/12 2/6 10/12 1 39 1 0 0 0 2
N. Reid 14 8 0 2/12 1/4 9/9 4 28 1 0 3 3 5
T. Waters 13 3 9 4/17 2/9 3/4 3 36 3 0 2 0 3
K. Bigby-Williams 7 5 0 2/3 0/0 3/5 4 20 0 2 2 2 3
M. Taylor 7 6 1 3/6 0/1 1/2 5 35 1 0 2 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Smart 14 6 3 4/11 4/9 2/2 2 33 4 0 2 1 5
E. Williams 7 5 0 3/5 0/1 1/3 3 26 0 0 1 3 2
D. Days 0 3 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 5 8 1 1 1 2 1
M. Graves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Cooper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Reese - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Hyatt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 38 15 24/68 9/32 29/37 27 225 11 3 13 12 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Geist 25 11 2 7/14 3/7 8/10 4 40 2 0 4 3 8
J. Tilmon 15 6 0 5/8 0/0 5/6 4 35 0 0 1 2 4
J. Pickett 13 3 2 5/12 1/7 2/2 3 36 1 0 1 0 3
K. Puryear 2 7 1 1/7 0/2 0/1 4 25 1 0 2 2 5
T. Watson 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Geist 25 11 2 7/14 3/7 8/10 4 40 2 0 4 3 8
J. Tilmon 15 6 0 5/8 0/0 5/6 4 35 0 0 1 2 4
J. Pickett 13 3 2 5/12 1/7 2/2 3 36 1 0 1 0 3
K. Puryear 2 7 1 1/7 0/2 0/1 4 25 1 0 2 2 5
T. Watson 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Suggs 9 4 1 1/6 1/5 6/9 5 29 0 0 2 1 3
X. Pinson 8 3 0 2/4 1/2 3/3 5 14 2 0 3 0 3
R. Nikko 4 3 1 1/1 0/0 2/2 1 10 0 2 1 0 3
K. Santos 4 3 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 0 1 0 3
Mi. Smith 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
C. VanLeer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wolf - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ma. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Porter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Yerkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Braun - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 40 7 24/57 6/24 26/33 29 225 6 2 16 8 32