MU Women's Basketball
Women's basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 conference, but solid play has lead to a position at the top of the rankings.
In a year where the Tigers have only one conference win and rank at or near the bottom of almost every major statistical category in the Big 12 Conference, the affinity and skill in firing the 3-point shot has kept the team in the thick of most games.
Freshman Jasmyn Otote has joined the starting lineup over the last few weeks after spending the better part of the season on the bench
The MU women's basketball team had its fourth-lowest scoring output of the season in a loss Saturday at Iowa State. The Tigers shot just 35 percent and scored only 23 points in each half.
Junior Alyssa Hollins was the only returning member of the Missouri women’s basketball team that averaged 10 minutes per game a year ago, and she's helped carry the team from day one.
Despite struggling throughout the Big 12 season, the Missouri women’s basketball team almost sprung a gigantic upset over the No. 10 Sooners on Wednesday.
Missouri women's basketball team down by three points with under a minute to go, but Sooners hold out for a 64-57 victory.
No. 11 Oklahoma comes to Mizzou Arena on Wednesday, led by Courtney and Ashley Paris, a set of impressive junior twins.
The Tigers women's basketball assistant was introduced as the new coach at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday.
Matt Daniel will begin coaching UCA’s women’s basketball team next season, but he has left the Tigers to lead UCA’s recruiting efforts for the rest of the season.
Senior Nicole Wilson makes a difficult transition from veteran volleyball star to first-year basketball player.
The Missouri women's team has been one of the best in the Big 12 from the three-point line, but poor outside shooting in the last two games has caused the offense to struggle.
Texas constantly put pressure on MU by trapping on the perimeter and playing tough man-to-man defense to force 23 Tiger turnovers and MU’s worst offensive game of the season. Tigers coach Cindy Stein said the Longhorns’ defense wasn’t the problem. Instead it was a lack of production from supporting players who Stein said needed to want to score more.
While the Texas women’s basketball program isn’t at the level of elite programs like Tennessee, Connecticut, or Duke, it’s not like the Longhorns are trudging along in the mud. They have missed the NCAA Tournament two seasons in a row, but it is Texas’ first two-year hiatus from the tournament since its inception in 1982.
The Baylor Bears used suffocating defense to give Coach Kim Mulkey her 200th career win, but she downplayed the accomplishment.
Jessra Johnson’s 18 points weren’t enough to pull off an upset against No. 6 Baylor in a 72-57 loss to the Bears at Mizzou Arena.
The last time Baylor came to Columbia, the Bears were the defending national champions and had a 30-game winning streak. The Tigers upset Baylor and ended the streak with a 64-61 win. Now they will be looking to pull off another upset Wednesday as they face No. 6 Baylor at Mizzou Arena.
The Tigers tried valiantly to finish off a second-half comeback, but fell 66-60 to rival Kansas on Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.