COLUMBIA, Mo. — 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.
- 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.
- Mizzou's defense was great again during regulation, holding the normally high-flying LSU offense to just 71 points over 40 minutes. LSU has only been held under 75 points three times this season.
- Mizzou got to the line consistently, putting down 26 of its 33 attempts from the charity stripe. Mizzou last made more than 26 freebies in a single game back in 2015, when the Tigers made 29-of-38 against Omaha (12/9/15).
- Geist has drained 3+ triples in six games this season, doubling his output from his previous two seasons (3) combined.
- Geist also scored in double digits for the 12th time this season and 31st time of his career.
- Pickett once again scored in double figures, marking his third such performance in his last five games. Pickett has six such games this season.