COLUMBIA – Missouri forward Bri Kulas went to the free-throw line three minutes into the second half of Missouri's 75-72 win against Mississippi and knocked down both shots. The first free throw helped cement her spot in Missouri history.
This is only the second season the senior has played for the Tigers, but her free throws Thursday put her over 1,000 career collegiate points. Kulas was one point away from reaching that mark in the first half after scoring 14 points. She finished with 26 points after fouling out with two minutes left in the game.
Kulas scored 44 points while playing for Kansas State in her freshman year before transferring to Johnson County Community College. She scored 440 points in her first season with the Tigers last year. She entered Thursday's game with 985 career points. With one regular season game left, she now sits at 1,011 points in her Division I career.
It was only fitting that the two players who lead the Tigers in points per game would achieve that on the same night. Junior Morgan Eye also joined the 1,000 point club, just three minutes after Kulas.
The milestone occurred courtesy of one of Eye's seven 3-pointers. Eye finished the night with 21 points and has now made 102 3-pointers as a Tiger this season. It is the second consecutive year the junior has made more than 100 3-pointers.
It's no secret that Eye likes to shoot 3-pointers, and her career points prove it. Of Eye's 1,008 career points, 831 have come from beyond the arc.
The junior guard still has one year left with the Tigers after scoring 250 points in her freshman year and 391 points last season. Eye entered Thursday's game with 987 points.
Kulas and Eye hugged near mid-court when Missouri head coach Robin Pingeton announced the accomplishments to the crowd after the game. While the two reached the goal together, they have their sights set on something different than personal records.
"I mean it's a really cool milestone, I guess," Eye said. "At the end of the day, we just really wanted the win, and so I think that's all that really matters. At the end, we just really wanted to get the win for our seniors."
"It's a good accomplishment personally," Kulas said. "But we still want more."