• Key play: MU fell behind by 13 early, but a 17-4 run tied the game at 29-29 and helped the Tigers reclaim momentum.
• Key stat: LSU made eight of 14 three-pointers in the first half.
• Key play: With Missouri leading 80-72, a free throw by junior guard Phil Pressey with fewer than 2 minutes left keyed a 5-0 run that extended the Tigers’ lead back to double digits.
• Key stat: Missouri outscored LSU in the paint 52-24.
Chance for double bye
With Saturday’s win and Mississippi’s 73-67 loss to Mississippi State, Missouri has a chance to earn a double bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament March 13-17 in Nashville. All the Tigers have to do is win their last two games — Tuesday at home against Arkansas and Saturday on the road against Tennessee.
• Missouri can finish undefeated at home for the first time since the 2008-09 season with a victory over Arkansas. The Tigers are 16-0 at Mizzou Arena this season, and Tuesday’s game will be the last home contest for seniors Keion Bell, Alex Oriakhi and Laurence Bowers.
• Pressey needs just 18 more assists to break his single-season record of 223 assists, set last season.
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