Morgan Eye now holds Mizzou's career three-pointers record with 228 treys.
Jan. 9, 2014
Columbia, Mo.- Junior guard Morgan Eye broke Mizzou's all-time record for three pointers made en route to a 66-56 victory over the No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday night. With 9:07 on the clock in the first half, the sharpshooter buried her 227th trey ball as a Tiger, surpassing Alyssa Hollins to etch her name in school history. The Tigers improve to 13-3 overall and 2-1 in SEC play.
Eye's record-breaking three-pointer halted a 10-3 run by the Bulldogs, who led 24-14 twelve minutes in to the game. Bri Kulas added 13 of her of game-high 24 points in the first half to weather the storm and cut Mizzou's deficit to just two at halftime.
In the second half, the Tigers' suffocating zone defense held Georgia to just 22.2 percent shooting from the field. The Bulldogs converted only three of 20 three-point attempts, scoring just 19 points in the final 20 minutes.
Offensively, Mizzou capitalized on a balanced attack. Eye's second three-pointer of the night handed her squad its first lead of the game at 45-44. After two more long balls, the Tigers turned to the post to pull away. Freshman forwards Kayla McDowell and Jordan Frericks scored easy buckets down low on three consecutive possessions to cap a 9-0 Missouri run. McDowell finished with 13 points and five rebounds.
After two Georgia free throws, McDowell flashed her passing skills on the ensuing possession, finding Morgan Stock on a back cut. Stock absorbed a foul and managed to flip a layup up and in, giving the Tigers a 61-53 advantage with 1:23 remaining.
Stock and Lianna Doty sealed the win with free throws in the final minute. Mizzou outscored the Bulldogs 33-21 in a monster second half. The Tigers improve to 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. They now head to Lexington, Ky., to face the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday. The game tips off at 4 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.
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