Mays, Days lead LSU past Missouri to remain atop SEC standings
No. 25 ranked LSU started slow, but found the energy in the second half behind sophomores Javonte Smart and Darius Days to capture a must-win game at home against Missouri, 82-78.
“He gave us a spark,” said Days of Smart postgame. “He just said we’ve got to keep going.”
The Tigers were led in scoring by senior guard Skylar Mays, who posted a game-high 23 points and 5 rebounds. Days recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds and Smart 15 points and 2 assists of his own. All five starters were in double-figures, as Emmitt Williams and Trendon Watford both finished with 11.
“We just needed to find a way to win,” head coach Will Wade said after the game. “Missouri’s always a tough matchup for us. I thought we did a better job guarding in the second half.”
With the win, the Tigers improve to 18-6 overall and 9-2 in conference play. LSU will travel to Coleman Coliseum on Saturday for a 3 p.m. tip vs. Alabama on ESPN2.
— LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) February 12, 2020
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