MU Women's Basketball
Two Missouri women's basketball players arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault say they were attempting to stop a fight.
The sophomore forward Christine Flores started in the place of suspended Jessra Johnson and delivered a dominating performance, recording 16 points, 12 rebounds and 7 blocks. Flores' play led the Tigers to a rout of Murray State.
The Tigers played their first game Sunday without suspended seniors Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman, who were arrested early Friday and charged with third-degree assault.
The Tigers leading scorers, Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson, were arrested by Columbia police on suspicion of third-degree assault early Friday morning.
Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson have been “suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team policy," according to Kate Lakin, assistant director of media relations for the team.
The Missouri reserves outscored the entire Texas-Pan American team in the Tigers' 83-34 victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena. Bailey Gee and Christine Flores led the team with 14 points apiece, pushing the Tigers' record to 6-2.
After being plagued by injuries throughout her Missouri career, senior Amanda Hanneman is finally healthy and leads the Tigers this season with 25 3-pointers.
Jessra Johnson was the lone bright spot in the Missouri women's basketball team's 52-46 victory over Bradley Tuesday night on the road. In a game where the Tigers shot just 27 percent, Johnson became the 27th player at Missouri to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
The junior led a 11-0 run that was influential in the Tigers' 66-55 win Saturday against Ball State at Mizzou Arena.
When the shots weren't falling, it was the defensive intensity and hustle plays that led Missouri to a 66-55 victory over Ball State on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
The junior shooting guard, despite being just 5 feet, 8 inches tall, leads the Tigers in rebounds this season.
The Tigers cut an 11-point deficit down to one before falling to No. 9 Florida State in the championship game of the Seminole Classic.
The Missouri women's basketball team beat Florida A&M 69-65 on Friday in the Tigers' first game of the Seminole Classic at Florida State. The win improves the Tigers to 3-1.
While most people were sitting down for their Thanksgiving dinner, the Missouri women's basketball team was arriving in Florida to play in the Seminole Classic. Being away from family for the holidays has helped the team create a special bond.
The Tigers put its second half woes behind and used a later jumper from Jasmyn Otote to defeat Indiana on the road.
The Tigers play their first road game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Indiana.
Missouri, which led by 17 at halftime, gave up the lead for good when Memphis sophomore Brittany Carter hit a mid-range jumper with 12 seconds remaining.
Memphis coach Melissa McFerrin was a talented basketball player when she played for Missouri in the early 1980s. She returned to Columbia and helped lead her team to a comeback victory against Missouri.
The Tigers' new motto, C.H.A.N.G.E, an acronym standing for competitiveness, happiness, attitude, new beginning, greatness and energy, reflects the goals of the four seniors on this season's team.
A balanced attack led Missouri to a victory against visiting Northern Iowa in its season opener. Missouri's 21 bench points highlighted the team's depth.