MU Women's Basketball
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.
The Tigers' Liene Priede grew up in Riga, Latvia and moved to the United States with aspirations to learn the language and play basketball. She has another dream as well — to become a comedian.
The Missouri women's basketball team lost 77-58 at Texas A&M on Sunday. Bri Kulas led the team in points with 12. Morgan Eye followed with nine.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said she's seen growth in senior guard Sydney Crafton, but wants her to continue to be more aggressive in making drives to the basket.
Shot clock trouble and turnovers doomed the Tigers on Thursday evening against Arkansas. Missouri fell to 13-7 and 2-4 in the Southeastern Conference in a 58-50 loss at Mizzou Arena.
Arkansas pulled to an early 12-2 lead. Missouri started out shooting 1-for-12. At halftime, Missouri had turned over the ball seven times. Sydney Crafton led the team with five points.
Missouri’s seniors scored 10 of the team's last 13 points in the Tigers' first road win in the Southeastern Conference on Sunday at Mississippi.
At the end of a back-and-forth game, senior guard Sydney Crafton made a last-second free throw to deliver the Tigers a 73-72 victory at Ole Miss. Missouri, which has struggled away from Mizzou Arena, earned its first road win in the Southeastern Conference.
Tigers freshman Lianna Doty has been a standout player for the Tigers thus far, but the physical style of play in the Southeastern Conference has challenged her.
Although the Missouri women's basketball team is off to a 1-3 conference start, all three of its losses have come against top-25 teams. With a week off followed by games against Ole Miss and Arkansas, the team has an opportunity to get back on track.