MU Women's Basketball
Missouri women's basketball team holds off late charge for its fourth win.
To her coach and teammates, Shakara Jones, a 6-foot-2 freshman forward and the top post presence on the Missouri women’s basketball team, is Shak, pronounced the same as the nickname for dominant NBA center Shaquille O’Neal.
The inexperience of the MU women's basketball team showed in its loss to Arkansas on Wednesday.
Facing its first major opponent of the season, the Missouri women’s basketball team fell 66-53 to Arkansas on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. The Razorbacks ended the game with a 15-3 run over the last six minutes to pull away.
After losing the opener of the Florida Atlantic Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla., the Missouri women’s basketball team looked for a change of pace to break out of its two-game slide.
Away from Mizzou Arena for the first time this season, the Missouri women’s basketball team lost 78-63 Sunday at South Dakota State.
Alyssa Hollis, the MU women's basketball team's only returning starter, is quickly adjusting to her new role as the Tigers' leader.
The Missouri women’s basketball team started slow on Thursday, but used a 16-5 run at the start of the second half to take control for a 69-51 win over Eastern Illinois at Mizzou Arena.
Tigers coach Mike Anderson is bringing in six new men's basketball players for 2008.
Stopping Eastern Illinois’ two leading scorers will be the main focus for the MU women’s basketball team Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein competed against former player and assistant Kerensa Barr, now an assistant with Murray State, in the Tigers’ season opener Friday.
Shakara Jones, a freshman forward, was often guarded by shorter players, but dominated near the basket and had 27 points and 14 rebounds Friday against Murray State.
One questions about the Missouri women’s basketball team entering the season was how the Tigers would compete inside the lane. Friday, the Tigers outscored Murray State 44-28 around the basket.
When Lynnette Robinson was a senior on the Illinois women’s basketball team, she played with a point guard she described as an on-the-floor extension of the coach. Now she, along with fellow Illinois grad Allison Guth, will be working under that point guard, MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein.
The Missouri Women’s basketball team features four first-year players in its rotation this year, and despite some growing pains, the newest Tigers have already made an impact.