MU Women's Basketball
The Missouri men's basketball team won two games this week, while the baseball and softball teams had games canceled because of snow.
The Missouri women's basketball team won its second straight game on Sunday, blowing out Alabama on the road, 88-64. The win gives Missouri the No. 10 seed in the SEC tournament.
With Missouri's victory over South Carolina on Thursday, the team guaranteed itself a .500 record and a likely Women's National Invitation Tournament bid.
Bri Kulas led the Tigers with 26 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-58 victory Thursday to become postseason eligible for the first time since 2007.
The victory improves the Tigers' chances of postseason play by moving their record to 16-13 overall and 5-10 in the Southeastern Conference.
On Thursday night, senior guard Sydney Crafton will play her last regular-season home game for the Tigers. Crafton says she's grown as a player and a person since coach Robin Pingeton took over.
The Missouri women's basketball team's 67-59 loss at Auburn on Sunday marks its fifth consecutive loss following the Tigers’ upset of then-No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3.
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.