Tigers Take Home First SEC Road Win

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Kulas led the Tigers with 26 points on the night, one shy of her career high.

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Kulas led the Tigers with 26 points on the night, one shy of her career high.
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Jan. 2, 2014

Box Score

Oxford, Miss. -Missouri Women's Basketball earned its first SEC victory of the season with Thursday's 85-76 win at Ole Miss. The Tigers improve to 12-2 overall and 1-0 SEC on the season. Four Tigers finished in double figures including two 20+ point performances from both Morgan Stock and Bri Kulas. Both Stock and Morgan Eye finished with five treys on the night, helping the Tigers to a season best 62.5 three-point shooting percentage on the night.

After a quick Rebel lead, the Tigers battled through the first half to remain in control of the game. Mizzou held on to the lead and headed into the halftime break with a 34-30 advantage. The Tiger defense held the Rebels to just 26.3-percent shooting in the first half. The Tiger scoring was spread around, as is the norm for the unselfish team. Mizzou assisted on 7 of 10 first half field goals, and five Tigers found the basket in the half. The Tigers went 7-of-9 from distance in the first half, and Eye's 14 first-half points led the Tigers. Kulas finished the half with eight points and four rebounds total.

The Rebels came out strong after the break, and the two teams traded baskets for the lead throughout the first few minutes of play. Tied up at 44 with just over 16 minutes to play, Mizzou knocked down two treys in a row to take back the lead. Mizzou made eight threes in the second half, continuing its first-half success. The Tigers battled throughout the half, also taking advantage of opportunities from the charity stripe. Mizzou made 7-of-8 from the line in both halves, finishing over their team goal at 87.5-percent on the night.

The Tigers return to Columbia, Mo. on Sunday to host Arkansas in the SEC home opener at 2 p.m. Mizzou will host Family Funday on the concourse prior to the game, featuring face painting, the Mizzou bounce house and family friendly craft activities. Admission for children 12 and under is free on Sundays. Your Tiger junior class will be available for autographs following the game.

 

 

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