Hickey leads LSU past No. 17 Missouri 73-70

Hickey leads LSU past No. 17 Missouri 73-70
January 30, 2013, 10:39 pm
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LSU guard Charles Carmouche, right, knocks the ball loose from Missouri guard Negus Webster-Chan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Carmouche scored on after the steal. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)


BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) Anthony Hickey scored 20 points, Andre Stringer added 18 and LSU defeated No. 17 Missouri 73-70 on Wednesday night.

Hickey had 14 points in the second half and Stringer converted a key four-point play late in the game for the Tigers (11-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference).

Phil Pressey scored 25 for Missouri (15-5, 4-3), which has lost all four of its games on the opposing team's home court this season. Jabari Brown added 19 points and Lawrence Bowers had 10. Bowers played for the first time in three weeks due to a knee injury.

Missouri, which trailed by as many as 16 early in the second half, pulled to 61-58 on a basket by Pressey with 3:37 left. Two possessions later, Stringer made his fourth 3-pointer. He was fouled on the shot and hit the free throw, too.