MU Women's Basketball
Missouri lost 70-59 to No. 2-seeded Oklahoma on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. Senior Christine Flores led the Tigers with 18 points.
The Tigers nearly blew a 22-point lead but held on for a 72-68 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Kansas City.
Christine Flores, a senior on the Missouri women's basketball team, has learned valuable lessons from coach Robin Pingeton that extends beyond basketball.
Missouri lost to Oklahoma State in both games of the regular season, including a 68-47 loss on Saturday. And three Missouri players were recognized on Big 12 teams.
En route to a 68-47 Missouri loss, the Tigers didn't make a basket for more than seven minutes in the second half, allowing Oklahoma State to build a 16-point lead.
The contract for the Missouri women's basketball head coach's will now last through 2017.
The Tigers have had problems all season playing a complete game, most recently with a poor second-half performance in a 75-62 loss to Texas on Tuesday.
The Missouri women's basketball team lost 75-62 in its last home game at Mizzou Arena. BreAnna Brock had 24 points and 16 rebounds, but Christine Flores scored only one point and was 0-13 in shot attempts.
On Saturday, Liene Priede made a 3-point basket with less than five seconds left in regulation against Kansas State to send the game to overtime. Tigers coach Robin Pingeton said it's about time Priede's extra work paid off.
THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Men's basketball loses two games in a row; women's team wins second conference game
The men's basketball team lost two games in a row for the first time this season, losing to Kansas State by 10 points at Mizzou Arena before falling to Kansas in an 87-86 overtime thriller in Lawrence.
The victory was the Tigers' first home conference win of the season. With the win, Missouri moves to 12-15 overall and 2-14 in Big 12 play.
Junior college transfer Liene Priede made a 3-point basket with 2.6 seconds left to send Saturday's game against Kansas State to overtime. Missouri won 61-56 for its first home victory in Big 12 Conference play.
Junior guard Sydney Crafton has shown glimpses of her potential, but Tigers coach Robin Pingeton said she wants a full display.
Freshman Morgan Eye was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Tuesday, and freshman point guard Kyley Simmons has recently found her shooting touch.
Kyley Simmons made a 3-point shot with less than three minutes left to put the Tigers ahead by seven points. The play helped secure a 70-65 victory at Kansas for Missouri's first Big 12 Conference win of the season.
Loyola University Chicago men's basketball coach Porter Moser, who is friends with Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith and Tigers women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton, says both are talented and driven people.
Oklahoma State men's coach Travis Ford, Kansas men's coach Bill Self and Texas Tech women's coach Kristy Curry all said they are sad Missouri is leaving the Big 12.
Missouri's Christine Flores had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Morgan Eye had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, but the Tigers couldn't hold off a late Aggies charge in a 56-52 loss on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's game against Texas A&M on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena was played in honor of Kay Yow, the former North Carolina State coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.
The coach and players for Missouri Women's Basketball soak in the men's success and find motivation during a tough season.