BATON ROUGE, La. -

On Thursday night, Brianna Kulas paced Missouri with 23 points, Morgan Eye finished with 12 in the 75-58 loss to No. 16 LSU.
   
Lianna Doty found Kayla McDowell for a layup with 15:57 to play, pulling Missouri within six, 46-40. LSU (18-5, 7-3 SEC) responded with a 14-0 run which opened up a 20-point lead for LSU.
    
Missouri (14-9, 3-7) responded immediately, scoring the game's next 12 points to trim its deficit to eight, 60-52, with 6:35 remaining.
    
A jumper by Plaisance with just fewer than 6 minutes left pushed the LSU lead back to 10 and Missouri never got within single digits again as LSU made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 2:24.
    
Plaisance added nine rebounds and three blocked shots while Raigyne Moncrief finished with 15 points and four steals.