The Missouri women’s basketball team looked worn out and overmatched in its 75-45 loss to No. 13 Texas Tech on Wednesday night in Lubbock.
The Tigers (7-11,1-6 Big 12 Conference) are on a six-game losing skid.
“Right now, it’s just hard to play a team that’s as deep as they are,” Missouri coach Cindy Stein said.
Texas Tech (15-3, 6-1) started the same lineup they used in a 73-68 victory against Missouri on Feb. 17 last season.
Stein said Missouri played well against Texas Tech throughout much of the first half.
“… At halftime I was fairly pleased at where we were,” she said.
With 6:18 left in the first half, the game was tied at 20, but the Tigers’ offensive woes took over. They went more than 5 minutes without scoring a field goal.
The Red Raiders’ Alesha Robertson made a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give her team a 13-point lead. The Tigers seemed to lose their will with Robertson’s shot.
“That’s the thing, you can’t let something like that beat you,” Stein said.
Robertson finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Texas Tech’s inside game overwhelmed Missouri. Led by center Cisti Greenwalt’s double-double, Texas Tech outrebounded the Tigers’ 45-34.
Greenwalt had a game-high 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Missouri shot 16-of-55 from the field. Missouri’s Tiffany Brooks shot 4-for-17, bit still finished with a team-high 15 points.
Stein said the team is fighting through injuries at the guard position, but also with a new agenda.
“I’m asking this team to change our style of play right now,” Stein said. “It’s hard to do in one game.”