COLUMBIA, Mo. — One of the things that carried the LSU basketball team for most of the early part of the season was its second-half shooting.
In its Southeastern Conference opener Thursday night, it wasn’t there.
It was for Missouri, which reversed the roles on LSU after halftime in taking a 74-67 overtime victory in Mizzou Arena.
LSU (11-3, 0-1 SEC) had its eight-game winning streak snapped when Missouri (7-7, 1-0 SEC) heated up its 3-point shooters in the final eight minutes of regulation on a bitterly cold night.
Missouri got a pair of 3s from Keith Shamburger and Wes Clark, who added another key basket in an 14-2 run that turned a 54-46 deficit into a 60-56 lead with 3:31 to play.
When LSU got a 3-pointer of its own from Keith Hornsby with 10.1 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.
But it was all Missouri in the extra period after Tim Quarterman hit two free throws for LSU with 2:46 to play. Missouri scored the final nine points in overtime to secure the win.
LSU has a quick turnaround and will play Georgia at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.