Outside shooting leads the way in Missouri victory

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 11:26 p.m. CST; updated 11:52 p.m. CST, Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Missouri women's basketball team played Oral Roberts University at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. The Tigers won the game 86-64.

COLUMBIA — The fans at Mizzou Arena got what they paid for Wednesday night. Those who took advantage of the two-for-one "Twin Night" admission price saw Missouri's twin guards, Morgan and Maddie Stock, put on a show.

Morgan and Maddie each scored 15 points, all from beyond the arc. They led Missouri's offensive outburst in a 86-64 victory over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.

The 15 points was a season-high for Maddie Stock.

"We definitely build off of each other," Morgan Stock said. "We always have. If she's having a good game, I'll build off the confidence she has, and she'll build off mine, too. It's really fun playing with her."

The Stock twins and junior guard Morgan Eye took advantage of Oral Roberts' zone defense, sinking 15 of the team's 17 3-pointers. Eye scored a game-high 17 points.

"We were kind of wondering why this team was playing zone on us, because we liked it," Eye said. "We were getting open looks all night, and we were hitting them." 

Missouri dissected the Golden Eagles' zone defense with ball movement. 

"It's a really unselfish group," Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said. "I think we've been consistent with that all year and I don't anticipate that will change."

The Tigers led by double digits for the entire second half, allowing some of Missouri's less experienced players to get valuable minutes. Missouri's biggest lead was 26 points with six minutes to play.

"I can see us going pretty deep into our bench all year long," Pingeton said. "It's nice to have options, and I think so far, our depth from our bench has been really solid."

Pingeton was impressed with the Tigers' ability to get back on track after suffering their first loss Saturday.

"We bounced back from a tough Miami game," she said.

The Tigers' next game is a 2 p.m. Sunday matchup against Bradley (2-5), which will take place at Mizzou Arena. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, but it was moved because the time conflicted with the start of the Missouri football game.

"I thought it was a solid game for us," Pingeton said of Wednesday's win. "But, we have a lot of room to get better. No doubt about it."

Supervising editor is Erik Hall. 

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