A Minute With the Manager: Week 4

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Hey Tiger Fans,

It's your manager Jordan again coming to you in the 4th week of our women's basketball official practices. I hope a lot of you were able to make it out to the Black and Gold Game last week. In case you didn't get the chance I will give you a quick recap. Playing on the gold team was freshmen Jordan Frericks and Sierra Michaelis, sophomores Michelle Hudyn, Darian Saunders, Lianna Doty, and Morgan Stock, and junior Bree Fowler. Playing for black was freshman Kayla McDowell, sophomores Maddie Stock and Lindsey Cunningham, junior Morgan Eye, and seniors Bri Kulas and Tania Jackson. Also suited up for black was redshirt freshman Davionna Holmes.

ClaytonHotze_WBB_Oct_15_Selects-3139.jpgCoach Pingeton grabbed the mic before the game thanking fans for their continued and future support, expressing how proud she already was of this team. Bri Kulas led gold with 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Black remained on top until a tied half of 16 to 16. Jordan Frericks led gold with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Lianna Doty added 7 points and 5 rebounds. The gold pair also combined for 4 assists. In the end gold came out on top with a final score of 29 to 26.

The Black and Gold Game made me really excited for the first home exhibition game against Southwest Baptist at 7pm on October 29th, which is just next week! After seeing the girls in practice for weeks and finally seeing them in a game situation I think we really have something special for fans to look forward to watching this season.

SEC Conference play will not start for the Tigers until January 2014, but SEC Media Day for women's basketball launched last Wednesday on October 16th.  Accompanying Coach Pingeton to Birmingham, Alabama was junior Morgan Eye who was last season's NCAA Division 1 Statistical Champion for 3 pointers made as well as SEC Co-6th Man of the Year. Both Morgan Eye and senior Bri Kulas were named to the SEC Preseason All-Conference Teams by College Sports Madness. Kulas on second team, Eye named to third.

This past weekend was an eventful one for the women's basketball program. They were announced at the football game against Florida which resulted in a huge win, and before the game the girls participated in The Mizzou Experience at the Hearnes Center where they interacted and played basketball with kids as well.

Remember fans there are plenty of ways to keep up with your Missouri Women's Basketball team outside of this blog. On mutigers.com there is constantly news stories, releases, player features, and much more about your Lady Tigers as well as the On the Prowl video posts, the most recent one features your Head Coach Robin Pingeton. You can like Mizzou Women's Basketball on Facebook, and follow the team on both Twitter and Instagram @MIZZOUWBB. With the season vastly approaching make sure you are keeping up with everything going on in the wonderful world of Mizzou Women's Basketball.

 Until next time,

                Jordan

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