MU Women's Basketball
After its fourth straight loss Friday to LSU, the Missouri women's basketball team is heading to Auburn on Sunday seeking to bring its record to .500.
The Tigers lost 78-74 to LSU on Friday at Mizzou Arena. LSU scored 29 points off turnovers.
Missouri senior center Liz Smith was outsized by her defenders in Missouri's game against LSU, but she managed to score 15 points through quick maneuvers under the net, helping send the game to overtime. LSU asserted its physical advantage in the overtime period and Missouri lost its fourth straight game since upsetting No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3.
With a big win against Tennessee on Feb. 3, the Missouri's women basketball team pulled itself within one win of postseason eligibility. But the Tigers' offense has struggled in three straight losses since, and the players aren't sure how to fix the problem going into the team's final four games.
The Missouri women's basketball team continued to struggle with the long range in its road game at Arkansas on Sunday. The Tigers shot 2-for-16 from behind the arc in a 61-40 loss to the Razorbacks.
The Tigers are dealing with emotional highs and lows after beating No. 9 Tennessee and then losing to Mississippi State seven days later.
The Tigers shot just 4-for-27 behind the arc Thursday at Vanderbilt, resulting in a 62-46 loss. Senior guard Sydney Crafton led the Tigers with 20 points in the loss.
When the senior transferred to Missouri, she found herself riding the bench. After a year of waiting, Smith has grown into her role, becoming a key player for the undersized Tigers.
Missouri lost to Mississippi State 61-56 after beating No. 9 Tennessee a week prior by a 17-point margin.
This week in Missouri sports, both men's and women's basketball went 1-1 in conference play. Both teams nabbed successful home games over teams who've beaten them on the road earlier in the season.
A week after upsetting Tennessee, the Missouri women's basketball team hosted Mississippi State, a team with a 2-7 record in conference play. But the Bulldogs were able to take away the Tigers' greatest weapon by holding them to 3 of 20 from 3-point range, and Missouri lost 61-56.
The Missouri women's basketball team's win over No. 9 Tennessee breeds hope for postseason opportunities.
With important wins over Florida and Tennessee last week, the Missouri women's basketball team has renewed hope of reaching the postseason for the first time since 2007.
The Tigers' 80-63 upset victory over No. 9 Tennessee on Sunday gives them a 15-8 record and an opportunity to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007.
After the Tigers defeated Florida and No. 9 Tennessee, Missouri women's basketball freshman point guard Lianna Doty claimed Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors.
After a 45-point loss in Knoxville in January, the Missouri women's basketball team handed No. 9 Tennessee its first Southeastern Conference loss in a stunning 80-63 victory. It was the Tigers' first win against a Top 10 opponent since it knocked off Baylor in January 2010.
Sophomore Morgan Eye tied the Missouri women's basketball single-season 3-pointer record in Missouri's 80-63 upset win against No. 9 Tennessee. Eye has made 90 3-pointers this season.
Missouri's 3-point specialist Morgan Eye has embraced the challenge of the Southeastern Conference and is six 3-pointers away from the Missouri single-season record.
The Tigers saw leads as large as 12 points and deficits as large as seven points in a 69-64 victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
When the Tigers scored to pull ahead of Florida 66-64, Tigers coach Robin Pingeton thrust her arms into the air, still clutching her clipboard. "We talked about how our backs were against the wall and how we were going to respond," she said.