Tigers Drop Hard Fought Contest at No. 9 Kentucky

Kulas matched her career high with 27 points on the night.

Kulas matched her career high with 27 points on the night.

Jan. 12, 2014

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Lexington, Ky. - Senior Bri Kulas notched her eighth career double-double leading the Tigers with 27 points and 14 rebounds in Missouri's 80-69 loss at No. 9 Kentucky. The Tigers fall to 13-4 overall and 2-2 SEC. Missouri was tough on defense, taking an early lead in the game. The Tigers grabbed 29 defensive rebounds on the night and held the Wildcats to just 25-percent shooting from distance.

The Tigers came out ready for action on Sunday, taking an early lead over the Wildcats. Mizzou led for much of the half, holding the Cats to just 25-percent shooting from distance. It took the Wildcats 10 minutes to catch the Tigers as they did not pull ahead until the final five minutes of the half. Kulas led the Tigers with a game-high 20 points in the first half, and was just one rebound away from a first-half double-double. The Tigers went into the locker room trailing by just six, with a 37-31 halftime score.

Missouri stayed close behind the Cats throughout the second half, never letting UK lead by more than 14. The Tigers forced 10 turnovers in the contest. Despite Mizzou's tough defense, The Wildcats stayed on top for the remainder of the game.

Missouri returns to Columbia on Thursday, Jan. 16 to host No. 12 LSU. The game is set for 7 p.m. and will air locally on Mediacom 22 and 722.

For more news and updates on Mizzou Women's Basketball, check in to MUTigers.com. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter (@MizzouWBB), Instagram (@MizzouWBB) and Facebook (facebook.com/MizzouWBB).



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