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Darian Saunders
Darian Saunders

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Palo Verde Magnet

Height:
6-1

Position:
F


01/27/2013

Aggies Run Past Tigers in College Station, 77-58

Lianna Doty dishes career-high eight assists in losing effort.

12/16/2012

Tigers Topple SIU, 110-47, for Fifth Straight Win

Mizzou scores most points in a game since Dec. 3, 1999.

12/08/2012

Tigers Run by Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 97-59

Mizzou scored 90-plus points for the second time in as many games.

11/29/2012

Crafton, Eye Carry Tigers to 80-51 Win

Morgan Eye's shooting and Sydney Crafton's career performance combined for an easy win.

11/15/2012

Tigers Earn Hard-Fought Victory, 70-61

Senior Sydney Crafton and freshman Lianna Doty led Mizzou to a 70-61 home win.

08/28/2012

The final installment of the summer interview series

Meet Darian Saunders, a Tucson, Ariz., native who comes to Missouri from Palo Verde Magnet High School. She leaves her high school with 1,635 career points, good for the eighth-most in the state of Arizona.

01/30/2014

Missouri Women's Basketball vs Vanderbilt - January 30, 2014

Missouri vs Vanderbilt

01/23/2014

Missouri Women's Basketball vs Texas A&M - January 23, 2014

Missouri vs Texas A&M

02/22/2013

Missouri Women's Basketball vs LSU - February 22, 2013

Missouri vs LSU

02/10/2013

Missouri vs. Mississippi State

Missouri vs. Mississippi State - February 10, 2013

02/03/2013

Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee

Missouri upset No. 9 Tennesse 80-62

Sophomore (2013-14): Appeared in nine games for the Tigers this season... Grabbed a season high of two rebounds against nationally-ranked South Carolina...Contributed to Missouri's post presence and proved to be an important asset to the Tigers' team development.

Freshman (2012-13): Played in 29 of Mizzou's contests, averaging almost nine minutes of playing time per game...grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in her first appearance as a Tiger against Saint Louis on November 9...shot just over 43-percent from the field and scored a career-high nine points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on December 8...her second-best outing of the season came against Texas A&M as she went 4-for-7 from the field to put up eight points, she shot 57.1-percent in the contest.

High School: Holds the Arizona state record with 453 career blocks...Her 1,635 career points is the eighth best in the state...Recorded 1,021 rebounds in her career to rank fourth in the state of Arizona... Averaged 11.8 points per game in her senior season and tallied 4.1 blocks per game, 8.6 rebounds per game and 2.3 steals per game...Recognized as an All-Arizona Division II Second Team selection...Named to the Arizona All-Division Second Team...Earned a spot on the Arizona All-Division Section 1-First Team...Was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 26, 1994...Daughter of Darren and the late Gale Saunders...Full name is Darian Crena Saunders...Plans to study Animal Science at Mizzou...Has a younger brother, D.J.

Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct RebsAvg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2012-13 29-0 253 8.7 25-58 .431 0-1 .000 9-24 .375 58 2.0 52-1 3 17 13 4 59 2.0
2013-14 9-0 23 2.6 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 5 0.6 9-0 1 1 2 1 1 0.1
Total 38-0 276 7.3 25-61 .410 0-1 .000 10-26 .385 63 1.7 61-1 4 18 15 5 60 1.6

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