Missouri's women's basketball team travels Baton Rogue, La., to square off against No. 16 LSU. After a road loss to No. 7 South Carolina, the Tigers will look to steal a road win from LSU, which defeated Missouri, 87-68, in Columbia on Jan. 16.
For 31 minutes of action Tuesday night, it appeared Missouri might pull the upset, but in the end, Florida was just better and won 68-58.
On the eve of Missouri's toughest challenge of the year to date – Tuesday's game against No.3 Florida at the ubiquitously blue and orange and seemingly impenetrable O'Connell Center in Gainesville – Frank Haith's players began parroting their coach's outlook on these games against nationally ranked opponents.
Chris Walker will get on the court Tuesday for the first time since arriving on the Florida campus in mid-December, which should help the third-ranked Gators (19-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) as they near the halfway mark of league play and start getting ready for the postseason.
The Gamecocks proved to be too much for the Tigers, who couldn't contain South Carolina's forwards and struggled with turnovers during their 78-62 loss.
If No. 3 Florida is really eight teams better than No. 11 Kentucky, then Missouri has a tall task ahead.
Jabari Brown delivered a highlight-heavy performance Saturday against No. 11 Kentucky, but even after scoring a career-high 33 points, the junior guard couldn't let go of a play that he didn't make in his team's 84-79 loss.
After toppling No. 16 Vanderbilt at Mizzou Arena on Thursday, Missouri faces a tough test in Columbia, S.C., as they square off against the No. 7 Gamecocks.
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Backed by a big effort from the bench, Missouri women's basketball upset No. 16 Vanderbilt 59-54 at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night. The win was Missouri's second against a ranked team this season.
Missouri women's basketball snapped a four-game losing streak at home against No. 16 Vanderbilt. Freshman forward Kayla McDowell led an impressive performance by the Tigers' bench.
Missouri coach Frank Haith isn't a fan of the one-and-done NBA rule, while Kentucky coach John Calipari has embraced — and found tremendous success — by working that system.
Jabari Brown wears a smirk. And that smirk is wearing people out.
Missouri's Kayla McDowell and Sierra Michaelis adjust to life away from their hometowns and families while finding another family with the Tigers. McDowell, Michaelis and the Tigers take on No. 16 Vanderbilt on Thursday night.
Backed by 24 points each from Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross — including a Ross 3-pointer with 59 seconds left that put Missouri up for good — these Tigers, the ones that have prompted head scratching, became the first Missouri team in school history to win at Bud Walton with a 75-71 victory.
Earnest Ross hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the top of the key with 59 seconds remaining, and Missouri handed Arkansas just its sixth home loss in three years, 75-71.
Missouri (15-4 overall, 3-3 in the Southeastern conference) plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Arkansas.
Missouri suffered its fourth loss in a row after a difficult second half against Mississippi State. The Tigers lost 69-62 after leading by five at halftime.
Missouri recorded 18 assists in its win Saturday against South Carolina.
Missouri women's basketball heads to Starkville, Miss., to face its only unranked opponent during a grueling eight-game stretch. Missouri and Mississippi State both hope to end three-game losing streaks.